Poli. 271 Notes

Poli. 271 Notes - Machiavelli Republic Best form of regime...

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Republic Best form of regime according to Machiavelli Not always the best, depends on the circumstances of the nation Defined by commitment to the common good Realism Politics has its own logic Do what you have to in order to succeed Associated with the Renaissance Machiavellianism The relationship of character and circumstances Shaping circumstances to promote character Limits of political architecture Role of autocracy Believed there was a great deal to be learned from the past What is the formula for learning from the past? History and developing concepts of human nature The people of the past are no different than we are What is the primary standard of regime success? Rome Constantly on the move, feared no others Machiavelli’s ideal republic Active, fearless, belligerent, expansive, competitive, constantly trying to get better What is Human Nature and how it might affect political success and failure? All men are envious
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course POLI 271 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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Poli. 271 Notes - Machiavelli Republic Best form of regime...

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