And lastly, he demonstrated courage through standing up against the bunker whom embraces an opposite political mindset as the one he envisioned for the future. Without authencity and courage; Juan Carlos would have failed in being an effective leader because he wouldn’t have the framework or base necessary for people in society to actually trust him. Like he said to his son, “If in this life it is as important to form and strengthen character enough to permit us to lead” (Govan 1). This demonstrates how the formation of character is imperative to leadership, in which he demonstrated through meeting the criteria of authencity and courage; and finally bringing democracy into
This punishment is decided by the sovereign in all cases. The key difference in the nature of this violence is however different. Machiavelli believes the sovereign should adapt violence to keep his position and maintain a stable relation with his subjects. Hobbes’ approach differs from this because violence used by the sovereign in his opinion benefits his people the most. This is because the sovereign has no problem keeping his position, the usage of violence will only be adopted to maintain the peace and security of the people under the contract.
Hence you see these victors are the office holders for the Security Council in the present day united nations. A lot of political philosophers agree to the fact that justice is achieved through going to war. Although there is no proper evidence to this according to history (example). Pacifist believe that war is not just unjust but also it is inevitably wrong hence his opponent argues that even though war is unjust it is means towards achieving peace and can help the society escape more injustice. So there is a big difference between considering war as the last resort and believing in war being a just measure to stop
This statement reflects two things, the first is that turkey is a stable state because it is difficult to capture and second turkey once taken over will remain stable because the strength of the previous leader set up a state without internal turmoil. Machiavelli and Creon both agree that it is very important for a monarch to remain strong for the sake of the state however Creon due in part to other lapses in judgement is not able to remain a strong pilot for his state and it is assumed that he is thrown from his position of
A good leader is able to have respect, loyalty, and an efficient workforce, which can all be easily obtained by a leader who is loved. A leader who has loyal subjects should have no fear of being overthrown. He may cause terror among the other kingdoms but within his walls, his subjects must oppose the idea of overthrowing him. As Machiavelli said, “A cruel leader could defend themselves from outside enemies but could not help being plotted against by their own citizens” so a feared leader should fear being overthrown (Machiavelli 333). One might say being feared is different from being cruel.
We, therefore, cannot please all wants and desires. That is also the reason why firms prefer choosing this strategy in order to cut cost. Another benefit from this strategy is that once the brand has a strong foothold in a country and its reputation is good, then once it is expanded to other countries, the result would be the same. The brand would be once again defined as a strong presence and it has a strong
Not leaders who silence the members and assume all power - rather, leaders who direct, motivate and inspire the members to work harder. To progress, a community needs clear guidance from an effective leader who can be replaced if necessary. This is easier said than done. America, as a capitalistic society, attempts to mimic this model, but fails when faulty leaders come to
Realism has its advantages such as having a very strong military which results very high security for its citizens. This enables the state to be ready and prepared for any attacks with no worries. It also helps the state become independent and not rely on any other, this gives the realist country sense of security regarding its resource and goods mainly. This happens because they usually do not trust their neighboring states and are always on the look for any discomforting signs. This is called “self-help”, where state does not ask or need any other help but itself.
Right Speech teaches us to refrain from saying hurtful things or bad things about fellow human beings. It teaches us to always be truthful, avoid lying and abstain from double-tongues. Speech can break lives and start wars (Kandasamy 53. 21) This statement is significant in more than one way. On the surface of it, the statement appears to be very simple but if we dig deeper into the layers of it, we see that the statememnt is a very loaded one.
He states that virtue is an abstract concept and because of that it doesn’t have any real world consequences. Keeping that in mind virtue won’t be an adequate guide to being a politician. Machiavelli even defines it as receiving praise, not have a good moral compass. Doing what is morally right will gain you favor with the people that you’re ruling, but it may only last a short time if there are unforeseen consequences. A leader in charge of a large group of people needs to cast aside their personal moralities and think of the big picture.