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BUSQUETS, José Miguel; SARLO, Óscar  and  DELBONO3, Andrea. The Reception of Machiavelli and the Neo-Machiavellian in Political Science, with Special Reference to the Uruguayan Case (1957-1985). Rev. Fac. Der. [online]. 2015, n.38, pp.44-91.  Epub Dec 01, 2019. ISSN 0797-8316.

The aim of this paper is to analyze the reception of Machiavelli and the neo-machiavellian (Pareto, Mosca, Michels), in the main Political Science paradigms, as well as in the teaching of this discipline at the University of the Republic, from 1957, when the first Political Science chair was created at the Law School, till 1985, when Uruguay returned to democracy, after a twelve-year period of civil-military dictatorship. For this purpose, first, this article will review the itinerary of international Political Science, presenting the different stages that this discipline has gone through. Then, it will make an approach to the reception of Machiavelli and the neo-machiavellian in three political scientists of great significance: Harold Laswell, Robert Dahl and Giovanni Sartori. Second, the paper will examine the reception of the works of the Florentine author and the elitist theorists in three Political Science chairs that were conducted during the indicated period by Alberto Ramón Real, Carlos Real de Azúa and Jacques Ginesta. Finally, there will be a reflection on the different emphases that were made in the teaching of Political Science at that time, particularly following the intervention of the University after the 1973 coup d’État.

Keywords : Machiavelli; Neo-machiavellian; Elitism; Political Science; Law School; Universidad de la República.

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