Private prerogative, public purpose: Political entrepreneurship and management in frederick the great’s anti-machiavel

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Abstract

I contribute to the literature on political entrepreneurship by analyzing the role of the political entrepreneur in Frederick the Great’s Anti-Machiavel. Frederick the Great (Frederick II of Prussia) is best known for turning Prussia into an international power during the mid to late eighteenth century. His perspective on governance contains many valuable insights into the nature of political entrepreneurship, the institutions within which it occurs, and its effects on material prosperity. I detail key points from Anti-Machiavel that can advance scholarship on political entrepreneurship. I conclude by discussing how Frederick’s insights into political entrepreneurship can be put to work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-28
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Private Enterprise
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020

Keywords

  • Cameralism
  • Enlightened absolutism
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Frederick the Great
  • Political entrepreneurship
  • Public administration

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