Of Death and Dominion: The Existential Foundations of Governance

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Death is the opposite not of life, but of power. And as such, Mohammed Bamyeh argues in this original work, death has had a great and largely unexplored impact on the thinking of governance throughout history, right down to our day. In "Of Death and Dominion" Bamyeh pursues the idea that a deep concern with death is, in fact, the basis of the ideological foundations of all political systems. Concentrating on four types of political systems polis, empire, theocracy, and modern mass society systems Bamyeh shows how each ...

Of Death and Dominion: The Existential Foundations of Governance 2007, Northwestern University Press

ISBN-13: 9780810124417

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Of Death and Dominion: The Existential Foundations of Governance 2007, Northwestern University Press

ISBN-13: 9780810124400

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