Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Farrar Straus Giroux. 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. 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.

. Taking up the essential question of how societies develop strong, and accountable political institutions, impersonal, Fukuyama follows the story from the French Revolution to the so-called Arab Spring and the deep dysfunctions of contemporary American politics. Bring on volume two. Volume two is finally here, completing the most important work of political thought in at least a generation.

He explores the different legacies of colonialism in Latin America, and Asia, Africa, and offers a clear-eyed account of why some regions have thrived and developed more quickly than others. The second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern stateWriting 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.

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy #ad - 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. He examines the effects of corruption on governance, and why some societies have been successful at rooting it out.

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The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - We take these institutions for granted, but they are absent or are unable to perform in many of today's developing countries―with often disastrous consequences for the rest of the world. Francis fukuyama, author of the bestselling The End of History and the Last Man and one of our most important political thinkers, provides a sweeping account of how today's basic political institutions developed.

Farrar Straus Giroux. Some went on to create governments that were accountable to their constituents. The first of a major two-volume work, the origins of political order begins with politics among our primate ancestors and follows the story through the emergence of tribal societies, the beginning of the rule of law in India and the Middle East, the growth of the first modern state in China, and the development of political accountability in Europe up until the eve of the French Revolution.

The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution #ad - Drawing on a vast body of knowledge―history, evolutionary biology, and economics―Fukuyama has produced a brilliant, archaeology, provocative work that offers fresh insights on the origins of democratic societies and raises essential questions about the nature of politics and its discontents. A new york times notable book for 2011 a globe and mail best books of the year 2011 titlea Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title Virtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet over time most developed new political institutions which included a central state that could keep the peace and uniform laws that applied to all citizens.

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Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Farrar Straus Giroux. These populist nationalists seek direct charismatic connection to “the people, ” who are usually defined in narrow identity terms that offer an irresistible call to an in-group and exclude large parts of the population as a whole. Two years later, his predictions were borne out by the rise to power of a series of political outsiders whose economic nationalism and authoritarian tendencies threatened to destabilize the entire international order.

The demand for identity cannot be transcended; we must begin to shape identity in a way that supports rather than undermines democracy. Identity is an urgent and necessary book―a sharp warning that unless we forge a universal understanding of human dignity, we will doom ourselves to continuing conflict.

Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment #ad - Demand for recognition of one’s identity is a master concept that unifies much of what is going on in world politics today. The new york times bestselling author of the origins of political order offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, and what it means for domestic and international affairs of stateIn 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American institutions were in decay, its effects, as the state was progressively captured by powerful interest groups.

The universal recognition on which liberal democracy is based has been increasingly challenged by narrower forms of recognition based on nation, religion, ethnicity, which have resulted in anti-immigrant populism, or gender, the upsurge of politicized Islam, sect, the fractious “identity liberalism” of college campuses, race, and the emergence of white nationalism.

Populist nationalism, said to be rooted in economic motivation, actually springs from the demand for recognition and therefore cannot simply be satisfied by economic means.

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The End of History and the Last Man

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Free Press #ad - Now updated with a new afterword, The End of History and the Last Man is a modern classic. Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Free Press. Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate.

. Francis fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, scientific progress, ethical codes, politics, and war is as essential for a world fighting fundamentalist terrorists as it was for the end of the Cold War. Now updated with a new afterword, The End of History and the Last Man is a modern classic.

The End of History and the Last Man #ad - Francis fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war is as essential for a world fighting fundamentalist terrorists as it was for the end of the Cold War. Farrar Straus Giroux.

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The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

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Simon & Schuster 32836229 #ad - The 9/11 attacks and wars in iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated the threat of civilizations but have also shown how vital international cross-civilization cooperation is to restoring peace. Across the globe, new conflicts—and new cooperation—have replaced the old order of the Cold War era. An insightful and powerful analysis of the forces driving global politics, it is as indispensable to our understanding of American foreign policy today as the day it was published.

Free Press. Simon Schuster. The classic study of post-cold war international relations, more relevant than ever in the post-9/11 world, with a new foreword by Zbigniew Brzezinski. Since its initial publication, the clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order has become a classic work of international relations and one of the most influential books ever written about foreign affairs.

The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order #ad - As former national security adviser zbigniew brzezinski says in his new foreword to the book, it “has earned a place on the shelf of only about a dozen or so truly enduring works that provide the quintessential insights necessary for a broad understanding of world affairs in our time. Samuel huntington explains how clashes between civilizations are the greatest threat to world peace but also how an international order based on civilizations is the best safeguard against war.

As ideological distinctions among nations have been replaced by cultural differences, world politics has been reconfigured. Farrar Straus Giroux. The muslim population surge has led to many small wars throughout Eurasia, and the rise of China could lead to a global war of civilizations.

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Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

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Currency #ad - The economic success thus spurred was sustained because the government became accountable and responsive to citizens and the great mass of people. Will it continue to grow at such high speed and overwhelm the west? - are america’s best days behind it? are we moving from a virtuous circle in which efforts by elites to aggrandize power are resisted to a vicious one that enriches and empowers a small minority? - What is the most effective way to help move billions of people from the rut of poverty to prosperity? More philanthropy from the wealthy nations of the West? Or learning the hard-won lessons of Acemoglu and Robinson’s breakthrough ideas on the interplay between inclusive political and economic institutions? Why Nations Fail will change the way you look at—and understand—the world.

Farrar Straus Giroux. The differences between the Koreas is due to the politics that created these completely different institutional trajectories. Brilliant and engagingly written, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, no.

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty #ad - Otherwise, and sierra leone, such as zimbabwe, the congo, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other African nations, are mired in poverty and violence? Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success or lack of it.

None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Free Press. The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities.

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State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century

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Cornell University Press #ad - The topic of his latest book is, therefore, surprising: the building of new nation-states. The end of history was never an automatic procedure, Fukuyama argues, and the well-governed polity was always its necessary precondition. Farrar Straus Giroux. He ends the book with a discussion of the consequences of weak states for international order, and the grounds on which the international community may legitimately intervene to prop them up.

Free Press. State-building: governance and World Order in the 21st Century. He traces what we know―and more often don't know―about how to transfer functioning public institutions to developing countries in ways that will leave something of permanent benefit to the citizens of the countries concerned. Crown Business.

State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century #ad - Simon Schuster. Francis fukuyama famously predicted "the end of history" with the ascendancy of liberal democracy and global capitalism. Weak or failed states are the source of many of the world's most serious problems, " he believes. These are important lessons, Iraq, especially as the United States wrestles with its responsibilities in Afghanistan, and beyond.

Fukuyama begins State-Building with an account of the broad importance of "stateness. He rejects the notion that there can be a science of public administration, and discusses the causes of contemporary state weakness.

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Trust: The Social Virtues and The Creation of Prosperity

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Free Press #ad - In his bestselling the end of history and the last man, Francis Fukuyama argued that the end of the Cold War would also mean the beginning of a struggle for position in the rapidly emerging order of 21st-century capitalism. Farrar Straus Giroux. In trust, a penetrating assessment of the emerging global economic order "after History, " he explains the social principles of economic life and tells us what we need to know to win the coming struggle for world dominance.

Simon Schuster. State-building: governance and World Order in the 21st Century. Free Press. Crown Business. Free Press. A brilliant study of the interconnectedness of economic life with cultural life, which, if unchecked, Trust is also an essential antidote to the increasing drift of American culture into extreme forms of individualism, will have dire consequences for the nation's economic health.

Trust: The Social Virtues and The Creation of Prosperity #ad - Challenging orthodoxies of both the left and right, Fukuyama examines a wide range of national cultures in order to divine the underlying principles that foster social and economic prosperity. Insisting that we cannot divorce economic life from cultural life, he contends that in an era when social capital may be as important as physical capital, only those societies with a high degree of social trust will be able to create the flexible, large-scale business organizations that are needed to compete in the new global economy.

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Political Order in Changing Societies The Henry L. Stimson Lectures Series

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Yale University Press #ad - Yale University Press. This now-classic examination of the development of viable political institutions in emerging nations is a major and enduring contribution to modern political analysis. Simon Schuster. In a new foreword, francis fukuyama assesses Huntington’s achievement, examining the context of the book’s original publication as well as its lasting importance.

Political Order in Changing Societies The Henry L. Stimson Lectures Series #ad - This pioneering volume, examining as it does the relation between development and stability, is an interesting and exciting addition to the literature. American political science review“’Must’ reading for all those interested in comparative politics or in the study of development. Dankwart A. Free Press.

Free Press. State-building: governance and World Order in the 21st Century. Rustow, journal of International Affairs Farrar Straus Giroux. Crown Business.

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World Order

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Penguin Books #ad - Kissinger is also the author of On China. Farrar Straus Giroux. In europe, rome imagined itself surrounded by barbarians; when Rome fragmented, European peoples refined a concept of an equilibrium of sovereign states and sought to export it across the world. The united states was born of a conviction about the universal applicability of democracy—a conviction that has guided its policies ever since.

Now international affairs take place on a global basis, and these historical concepts of world order are meeting. Simon Schuster. Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern era—advising presidents, observing and shaping the central foreign policy events of recent decades—Kissinger now reveals his analysis of the ultimate challenge for the twenty-first century: how to build a shared international order in a world of divergent historical perspectives, proliferating technology, violent conflict, traveling the world, and ideological extremism.

World Order #ad - There has never been a true “world order, ” Kissinger observes. Crown Business. A magisterial new book. Walter isaacson, time henry kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. World Order. Kissinger offers a unique glimpse into the inner deliberations of the Nixon administration’s negotiations with Hanoi over the end of the Vietnam War, as well as Ronald Reagan’s tense debates with Soviet Premier Gorbachev in Reykjavík.

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Development and Underdevelopment: The Political Economy of Global Inequality

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc. #ad - World Order. Free Press. Farrar Straus Giroux. The editors’ short introduction to each selection, highlighting its significance, remains a key feature of the book. An entirely new section focuses on natural resource and environmental issues, and the appendix of wealth and inequality indicators has been fully revised.

Development and Underdevelopment: The Political Economy of Global Inequality #ad - State-building: governance and World Order in the 21st Century. Crown Business. Not Avail. The fifth edition of this classic reader retains many of the articles that have made the book a must-assign for classes on development and political economy, but has been updated with 14 new chapters that look even more deeply at long-term factors that help to explain the origins and current trends in the gap between rich and poor.

Simon Schuster. Yale University Press. Free Press.

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