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    DescriptionThe second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state Writing in "The Wall Street Journal," David Gress called Francis Fukuyama's" Origins of Political Order" "magisterial in its learning and admirably immodest in its ambition." In "The New York Times Book Review," Michael Lind described the book as "a major achievement by one of the leading public intellectuals of our time." And in "The Washington Post," Gerard DeGrott exclaimed "this is a book that will be remembered. Bring on volume two." Volume two is finally here, completing the most important work of political thought in at least a generation. Taking up the essential question of how societies develop strong, impersonal, and accountable political institutions, Fukuyama follows the story from the French Revolution to the so-called Arab Spring and the deep dysfunctions of contemporary American politics. He examines the effects of corruption on governance, and why some societies have been successful at rooting it out. He explores the different legacies of colonialism in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and offers a clear-eyed account of why some regions have thrived and developed more quickly than others. And he boldly reckons with the future of democracy in the face of a rising global middle class and entrenched political paralysis in the West. A sweeping, masterful account of the struggle to create a well-functioning modern state, "Political Order and Political Decay" is destined to be a classic.


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    Title
    Political Order and Political Decay
    Subtitle
    From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor of International Political Economy Francis Fukuyama
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 672
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780374227357
    ISBN 10: 0374227357
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BIC subject category V2: JPA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    DC22: 320.1
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000
    B&T Approval Code: A14200000, A41200000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: JC11 .F853 2014
    Thema V1.0: NHB, JPA
    Publisher
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Imprint name
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Publication date
    30 September 2014
    Author Information
    Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He has previously taught at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and at the George Mason University School of Public Policy. Fukuyama was a researcher at the RAND Corporation and served as the deputy director for the State Department's policy planning staff. He is the author of "The Origins of Political Order," "The End of History and the Last Man," "Trust," and "America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy." He lives with his wife in California.