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Vulgarity and Virtuosity: Machiavelli’s Elusive “Effectual Truth”

John P. McCormick

in Reading Machiavelli

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691183503
eISBN:
9780691187914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183503.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the crucial themes within Machiavelli's three major political writings: The Prince, the Discourses and the Florentine Histories. It challenges what ... More


Political Theology, Populism, and the Constituent Power

Andrew Arato

in Post Sovereign Constitution Making: Learning and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198755982
eISBN:
9780191816987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755982.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines political theology—the preservation and imposition of concepts and figures of thought in political theory, inherited from monotheism. It argues that positive reliance on ... More


Interposition: Segregation, Capital Punishment, and the Forging of the Post–New Deal Political Leader

Jonathan Simon

in America's Death Penalty: Between Past and Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732663
eISBN:
9780814733042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732663.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the politics underlying the shifts in the conduct of governors in the exercise of executive clemency in the United States since the 1950s. In particular, it considers how the ... More


The Little Man

Aram Goudsouzian

in The Men and the Moment: The Election of 1968 and the Rise of Partisan Politics in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469651095
eISBN:
9781469651118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651095.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Eight explores the phenomenon of George Wallace. In September, his third-party candidacy surged in the polls and stoked fears about the entire political system. His popularity revealed the ... More


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