The Modern Prince: What Leaders Need to Know Now / Edition 1

The Modern Prince: What Leaders Need to Know Now / Edition 1

by Carnes Lord
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300105959

ISBN-13: 9780300105957

Pub. Date: 07/09/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

An eminent political scientist and government official here offers witty and trenchant counsel on what leaders need to know in order to be effective—how to deal with war and crises, diplomacy, secret intelligence, political advisors, the media, and more.

“A tour de force. . . . Lord’s understanding of the workings of government, both ancient and

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An eminent political scientist and government official here offers witty and trenchant counsel on what leaders need to know in order to be effective—how to deal with war and crises, diplomacy, secret intelligence, political advisors, the media, and more.

“A tour de force. . . . Lord’s understanding of the workings of government, both ancient and modern, is profound, and his ability to assimilate the two, makes The Modern Prince indispensable. . . . As a handbook for leaders it deserves to become an instant classic.”—Brian M. Carney, Wall Street Journal

“Our politics will be a lot healthier if our politicians can be persuaded to read Carnes Lord’s engaging and penetrating book. And even if the politicians don’t take Lord to heart, we should, so we can learn how to select better leaders.”—William Kristol, Editor, The Weekly Standard

“This wonderful book covers everything you need to know about politics today.”—Harvey Mansfield, Harvard University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300105957
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/09/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Why Leadership Is Still Possible1
2Why Leadership Is Still Necessary11
3Leadership and Statecraft21
4On States33
5On Regimes40
6Elites and How to Manage Them50
7Modern Founders59
8Executive Power and Constitutional Democracy69
9Democracy Without Leaders86
10Autocratic Democracy96
11What Goals Leaders Pursue106
12What Tools Leaders Have Available113
13Administration116
14Law125
15Education and Culture134
16Economics141
17Diplomacy151
18Force159
19Intelligence169
20Communication180
21On Strategy192
22On Crisis Management200
23Advice and Decision207
24Leadership and Politics215
25Why Leadership Depends on the Times221
26Exhortation to Preserve Democracy from the Barbarians225
Notes233
Acknowledgments265
Index267

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