The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order

The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order

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By (author) Francis Fukuyama

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  • Publisher: Prentice Hall & IBD
  • Format: Paperback | 372 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 211mm x 23mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 26 June 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Hemel Hempstead
  • ISBN 10: 0684865777
  • ISBN 13: 9780684865775
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 415,485

Product description

In the past thirty years, the United States has undergone a profound transformation in its social structure: Crime has increased, trust has declined, families have broken down, and individualism has triumphed over community. Has the Great Disruption of recent decades rent the fabric of American society irreparably? In this brilliant and sweeping work of social, economic, and moral analysis, Francis Fukuyama shows that even as the old order has broken apart, a new social order is already taking its place. "The Great Disruption" forges a new model for understanding the Great Reconstruction that is under way.

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Author information

Francis Fukuyama is a professor of public policy at George Mason University and the author of "The End of History" and the "Last Man and Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity." He lives in McLean, Virginia.

Review quote

Anthony Gottlieb "The New York Times Book Review" Francis Fukuyama is an analyst who does not, intellectually speaking, get out of bed for anything less than the all-encompassing grand sweep of history....His new book, "The Great Disruption, " tackles social and moral development on the same grand scale as his earlier work.