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    DescriptionThis is Francis Fukuyama's most important book since the pathbreaking "End of History". Nations are not trapped by their pasts, but events that happened hundreds or even thousands of years ago continue to exert huge influence on present-day politics. If we are to understand the politics that we now take for granted, we need to understand its origins. Francis Fukuyama examines the paths that different societies have taken to reach their current forms of political order. This book starts with the very beginning of mankind and comes right up to the eve of the French and American revolutions, spanning such diverse disciplines as economics, anthropology and geography. "The Origins of Political Order" is a magisterial study on the emergence of mankind as a political animal, by one of the most eminent political thinkers writing today.


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    Title
    The Origins of Political Order
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Francis Fukuyama
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 608
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 50 mm
    Weight: 1,028 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846682568
    ISBN 10: 1846682568
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC subject category V2: JPB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000, POL016000
    DC22: 320.9
    Thema V1.0: JPB, JPH, NHB
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    05 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Francis Fukuyama is the author of The End of History, Trust, The Great Disruption, Our Posthuman Future, State Building and After the Neocons. All have been international bestsellers, translated and published in many languages. They have also been hugely influential. Fukuyama is in constant demand around the world in the media and as a speaker. He is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford.
    Review quote
    "'Fukuyama remains as prominent as ever' - FT 'Elegant, honest, persuasive... he attacks his former academic allies and friends [...] with a relentless and awesome force' - Glasgow Herald 'Thoroughly worthwhile... [the book] will give many thoughtful people a sensible path forward' - Spectator 'this is that rare work of history with up-to-the-minute relevance' - Publishers Weekly (starred review)"