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The Resource Democratic statecraft : political realism and popular power, J. S. Maloy, Oklahoma State University

Democratic statecraft : political realism and popular power, J. S. Maloy, Oklahoma State University

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Democratic statecraft : political realism and popular power
Title
Democratic statecraft
Title remainder
political realism and popular power
Statement of responsibility
J. S. Maloy, Oklahoma State University
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Shows that the Western tradition of statecraft, long considered the method of tyrants and oligarchs, can steer our thinking about democracy in bold new directions"--
  • "The theory of statecraft explores practical politics through the strategies and maneuvers of privileged agents, whereas the theory of democracy dwells among abstract and lofty ideals. Can these two ways of thinking somehow be reconciled and combined? Or is statecraft destined to remain the preserve of powerful elites, leaving democracy to ineffectual idealists? J.S. Maloy demonstrates that the Western tradition of statecraft, usually considered the tool of tyrants and oligarchs, has in fact been integral to the development of democratic thought. Five case studies of political debate, ranging from ancient Greece to the late nineteenth-century United States, illustrate how democratic ideas can be relevant to the real world of politics instead of reinforcing the idealistic delusions of conventional wisdom and academic theory alike. The tradition highlighted by these cases still offers resources for reconstructing our idea of popular government in a realistic spirit -- skeptical, pragmatic, and relentlessly focused on power."--Publisher's description
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maloy, J. S.
Dewey number
321.8
Index
index present
LC call number
JC423
LC item number
.M326 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Political science
  • Comparative government
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
Label
Democratic statecraft : political realism and popular power, J. S. Maloy, Oklahoma State University
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction: realism and democracy -- 2. Reason of state and realism's two dimensions -- 3. From the Sophists to Aristotle: institutions lie -- 4. From Aristotle to Machiavelli: democracy bites -- 5. From Machiavelli to the Puritans: fire fights fire -- 6. From the Puritans to the Populists: money never sleeps -- 7. Conclusion: power and paradoxes
Control code
808930326
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 236 pages
Isbn
9780521192200
Lccn
2012027055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022187231
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)808930326
Label
Democratic statecraft : political realism and popular power, J. S. Maloy, Oklahoma State University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction: realism and democracy -- 2. Reason of state and realism's two dimensions -- 3. From the Sophists to Aristotle: institutions lie -- 4. From Aristotle to Machiavelli: democracy bites -- 5. From Machiavelli to the Puritans: fire fights fire -- 6. From the Puritans to the Populists: money never sleeps -- 7. Conclusion: power and paradoxes
Control code
808930326
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 236 pages
Isbn
9780521192200
Lccn
2012027055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022187231
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)808930326

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