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Political power and magic

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This paper considers how magic power – as a political resource, and as a metaphor for political power – is implicated in current and past thought about sovereignty and domination. Shakespeare’s treatments of politics, magic, sovereignty and domination are an illuminating source, relating as they do to the Machiavellian tradition, and to later treatments of the themes by Hobbes and Weber. The question is raised how articulated scepticism about political power relates to scepticism about allege...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
New College
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Political Power Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
3
Pages:
359-377
Publication date:
2018-10-10
Acceptance date:
2018-05-30
DOI:
EISSN:
2158-3803
ISSN:
2158-379X
Pubs id:
pubs:847345
UUID:
uuid:c288d548-08e8-4727-8c0c-a1f8ca2f4803
Source identifiers:
847345
Local pid:
pubs:847345
Language:
English
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