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Introduction: Crisis of the Representative Republic

Camila Vergara

in Systemic Corruption: Constitutional Ideas for an Anti-Oligarchic Republic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207537
eISBN:
9780691208732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207537.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter describes representative democracy as an artificial political infrastructure designed by citizens themselves, which as it was first established can similarly be overhauled. It theorizes ... More


Belle-éPoque Cairo: The Politics of Refurbishing the Downtown Business District

Galila El Kadi and Dalia ElKerdany

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

A new coalition of preservationists has manufactured a resurgent, generalized nostalgia for a previously unvalued period—now relabeled “Cairo's belle Époque.” This campaign selectively ignores the ... More


A Temporal Christianity and the Princes of the Republic

Vickie B. Sullivan

in Machiavelli's Three Romes: Religion, Human Liberty, and Politics Reformed

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747847
eISBN:
9781501747861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747847.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers Niccolò Machiavelli's new and improved Rome. It attempts to locate his new land, without mistaking it either for the Rome of Livy's history or for the Rome that Machiavelli ... More


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