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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
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The theory of statecraft explores practical politics through the strategies and manoeuvres 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
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UkCbUP
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1974-
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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
dictionaries
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  • Democracy
  • Political science
  • Comparative government
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Democratic statecraft : political realism and popular power, J. S. Maloy, Oklahoma State University
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: realism and democracy; 2. Reason of state and two dimensions of realism; 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
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CR9781139026697
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139026697
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Democratic statecraft : political realism and popular power, J. S. Maloy, Oklahoma State University
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: realism and democracy; 2. Reason of state and two dimensions of realism; 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
CR9781139026697
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139026697
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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