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Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr
Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)

The Theory of Executive Power

To write a book on the history of the notion of "executive power". The philosophers who first defined it intended to create a tension between the theory and the practice of it, they were Machiavelli, Locke and Montesquieu; and the study will concentrate on them and on the American presidency as expounded in The Federalist and other contemporary document; To expose the theory imbedded in the practice of the executive, as well as the practice contained in the theory.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General; Political History

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$12,796 (approved)
$12,796 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1974 – 8/31/1975