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Title:On Machiavelli and the mercenaries
Author:Grundy, K.W.ISNI
Year:1968
Periodical:Journal of Modern African Studies
Volume:6
Issue:3
Pages:295-310
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subject:mercenaries
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/159300
Abstract:After outlining the substance of Machiavelli's thought on armed forces his ideas are discussed in the light of African experience. The discussion is organised around what appear to be the two issues at the heart of Machiavelli'e thesis: 1. The problem of force in institutionally weak societies; 2. The problem of control of various sources of armed force. References.
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