Lua Nova: Revista de Cultura e Política
versão On-line ISSN 1807-0175
EISENBERG, José. The politician of fear and the fear of politics. Lua Nova [online]. 2005, n.64, pp. 49-60. ISSN 1807-0175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-64452005000100005.
This article analyzes the role of fear in the legitimation of political authority. It argues that fear is an important moral sentiment in the constitution of a legitimate sovereign, and utilizes examples from political theory and political practices of the sixteenth century to illustrate this argument.
Palavras-chave : Modern Political Theory; Fear; Authority; Sovereignty.