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An enduring diplomatic dilemma: to be feared or to be loved?

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Editorial
Abstract:

“If one of them has to be lacking, it is much safer to be feared than loved” Machiavelli once famously contended after taking note of the presumed fickleness of promises of friendship as opposed to the allegedly enduring magnetism of fear: “for love is sustained by a bond of gratitude which, because men are exclusively self-interested, is broken whenever they see a chance to benefit themselves; but fear is sustained by a dread of punishment that is always effective”. Setting aside the string...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/23340460.2016.1196425

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Oxford, SSD, International Development
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Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Global Affairs Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
3
Pages:
243-245
Publication date:
2016-08-11
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EISSN:
2334-0479
ISSN:
2334-0460
Pubs id:
pubs:653372
URN:
uri:f65dedfc-b318-48fc-ad23-88cce0ae9cb3
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uuid:f65dedfc-b318-48fc-ad23-88cce0ae9cb3
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pubs:653372

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