Machiavelli as Misogynist: The Masculinization of Fortuna and Virtù

Sarah Clifford and Scott N. Romaniuk • Nov 27 2019 • Articles

Although Machiavelli’s founding of Realist thought in politics was revolutionary, one must consider the nuanced misogynistic intonations he utilized throughout his piece.

Interview – David Parry

E-International Relations • Dec 6 2018 • Features

Rev. David Parry sheds light on conceptual art and an alternative understanding of Machiavelli’s political commentary by exploring his larger artistic contributions.

Review – Martin Wight on Fortune and Irony in Politics

Luca G. Castellin • Feb 8 2017 • Features

This title offers a new and interesting contribution, not only for the English school, but also for the entire discipline of International Relations.

Interview – Richard Ned Lebow

E-International Relations • Feb 15 2016 • Features

Richard Ned Lebow discusses his ‘dinner party’ with Mozart, reflects on the key events that shaped his life, and explains what distinguishes his theory of constructivism.

The Tale of a ‘Realism’ in International Relations

Hartmut Behr and Xander Kirke • Jun 13 2014 • Articles

The tale of a contiguous Realist tradition, running the gamut from Thucydides to Morgenthau, occludes these thinkers’ strong normative commitments.

‘Merkiavelli’ – European Politics in the Real World?

Günter Walzenbach • Jan 3 2014 • Articles

The term ‘Merkiavelli’ depicts the political affinity between Machiavelli’s Prince and Angela Merkel. This emerges due to opportunities created by the chaos of the global financial crisis and its repercussions on the Euro.

The Relevance of Political Theory to International Relations

Edward Andrew • Mar 30 2011 • Articles

Politicians rarely talk about progress as if they had been infected by the postmodern critique of Enlightenment but they do talk about “moving forward” without any indication of the meaning of forward or backward. Political theory attempts to clarify the reasons conservatives wish to conserve some practice or institution and radicals wish to reform some practices and “move forward.”

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