Introductory Remarks

  • Jean-François CaronEmail author
Part of the The Steppe and Beyond: Studies on Central Asia book series (SBSCA)


Written in a time where democracy was not the norm, it may be difficult to understand the relevance of Machiavelli’s Prince today. This chapter seeks to explain how Machiavelli’s understanding of tyranny remains valid in a democratic context, especially for the sake of establishing a new society and for preventing a free society from collapsing.


Tyranny in a democratic context Virtu Prince 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political Science and International RelationsNazarbayev UniversityAstanaKazakhstan

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