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

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If we want to understand the political systems that dominate and order our lives, we must first address their origins - in our own recent past as well as in the earliest systems of human government. Fukuyama argues that the key to successful government can be reduced to three key elements: a strong state, the rule of law and institutions of democratic accountability.

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ISBN-13: 9781846684371
ISBN-10: 1846684374
Pagini: 672
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 42 mm
Greutate: 0.56 kg
Ediția: Main
Editura: Profile
Colecția Profile Books
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

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Francis Fukuyama is the author of The End of History, The Great Disruption, Our Posthuman Future, State Building, After the Neocons, The Origins of Political Order and Political Order and Political Decay. All have been hugely influential international bestsellers, translated and published in many languages. He is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford.


The best account I have read of how we reached this point ... a wealth of insights worthy of the greatest writers about democracy
A basic rule of intellectual life is that celebrity destroys quality ... Francis Fukuyama is a glorious exception to this rule
To his credit, Francis Fukuyama extracts no catchy global lessons from this story of political decay ... so often unjustly accused of cold-war triumphalism, [he] is giving us a wake-up call
Fukuyama writes about the degeneration of America's political system with the passion and frustration of a prophet straining to be heard over a cacophony of partisanship and ideological dogma. It is to be hoped that he will make himself heard: this excellent volume of comparative history and political science should be read by politicians and public alike
The ground covered is astonishing... Read these wonderful books so that you can never again say that we haven't been warned. And read them, too, for the way they make uncertainty seem not just tolerable but the only sane way to look at the world