The Steppe and Beyond: Studies on Central Asia

The Prince 2.0: Applying Machiavellian Strategy to Contemporary Political Life

Authors: Caron, Jean-Francois

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  • Updates Machiavelli's ideals for the contemporary world
  • Utilizes case studies of politicians in the West and in the post-Soviet world to show contemporary relevance of Machiavelli
  • Explores how Machiavellian strategy can be of value in the 21st century
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This Pivot updates the ideas of the famous political philosopher from the Italian Renaissance, Machiavelli, for the 21st century, using case studies from the West and from Kazakhstan to demonstrate the utility of Machiavelli's ideas for contemporary political life. In truth, Machiavelli's ideas have never lost their value. Although "Machiavellian" as an adjective tends to describe amoral cynicism in contemporary usage, Machiavelli's ideas were deeply ethical and oriented towards achieving long-term goals. Contemporary readers may be put off by medieval language and examples, misled into believing Machiavelli speaks to a different age; and yet the author here explores how Machiavellian strategy can be of value— ethical as well as practical—in the 21st century. 

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Jean-François Caron is ​an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Nazarbayev University where he teaches Political Theory.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Prince 2.0: Applying Machiavellian Strategy to Contemporary Political Life
Authors
Series Title
The Steppe and Beyond: Studies on Central Asia
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-0353-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-0353-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-0352-8
Series ISSN
2524-8359
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 83
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