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The Oligarch : Rewriting Machiavelli's The Prince for Our Time, Paperback / softback Book

The Oligarch : Rewriting Machiavelli's The Prince for Our Time Paperback / softback


This book uses the structure of Machiavelli's The Prince to show how governance has changed over the last 500 years.

If Machiavelli focuses on power concentrated in the hands of the republic or principalities, The Oligarch looks at how states and companies today function as oligarchies.

Rather than dealing with the form of government, it addresses the operations and networks of governance for both states and corporations as a single set of common processes.

The author links politics, ecology and literature, by using the literary device of appropriation to raise awareness of ecology and the overreach of powerful people, offering both wielders and critics of power a common ground based on how people in power actually conduct themselves.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 157 pages, XI, 157 p.
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
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  • Category: Political science & theory
  • ISBN: 9783319621685

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