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Benedetto Fontana is a political theorist who specializes in ancient, medieval and modern political theory, as well as in contemporary political and social thought. He is the author of Hegemony and Power: On the Relation Between Gramsci and Machiavelli (University of Minnesota Press, 1993), and the coeditor of Talking Democracy: Historical Perspectives on Rhetoric and Democracy (Penn State University Press, 2004). He is a contributor to The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians (2009). He has published in various journals: boundary 2, European Journal of Political Theory, History of Political Thought, Italian Culture, Journal of Classical Sociology, Journal of the History of Ideas, Journal of Modern Italian Studies, Journal of Political Power, Memoria: Revista mensual de política y cultura, The Philosophical Forum, Rivista di studi italiani, and Storia del pensiero politico. Currently he is working on Antonio Gramsci’s political thought, on Machiavelli and his Romans, and on the relation between politics and rhetoric.
Contemporary Political Ideologies (POL 3337)
Modern Political Theory (POL 3336)
Early Political Theory (POL 3335)
American Political Thought (POL 2332)
American Politics (POL 1101)
Hegemony and Power: On the Relation Between Gramsci and Machiavelli, University of Minnesota Press, 1993.