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The Just Prince: A Manual of Leadership Hardcover – January 1, 2003
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About the Author
R. Hrair Dekmejian is Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California.
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A Sicilian Arab, Muhammad ibn Zafar al-Siqilli, wrote a handbook for a prince 350 years before Machiavelli: Sulwan al-Muta' Fi 'Udwan al-Atba' (Consolation for the Ruler During the Hostility of Subjects). Joseph A. Kechichian and R. Hrair Dekmejian's book, The Just Prince: A Manual of Leadership, analyzes the ibn Zafar's suggestions and compares ibn Zafar's ideas with Machiavelli's.
In crafting a communications strategy in Iraq, and the larger Muslim world, it should be valuable to consider the Arab Machiavelli's recommendations which stem from a Muslim view of legitimacy deeply rooted in tribal customs and a Prophet-inspired just public order. This awareness shaped his vision of power and virtue.
Understanding the framework of power of friend and foe alike is essential.Read more ›