Search Type
  • All
  • Subject
  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Series Title
Search Title

Download

The Origins of Political Order

From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

The Origins of Political Order( )
Author: Fukuyama, Francis
ISBN:978-0-374-53322-9
Publication Date:Mar 2012
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.00
Book Description:

ANew York Times Notable Book for 2011 AGlobe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title AKirkus 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. Some went on to create governments that were accountable to their constituents. We take these...
More Description

Book Details
Pages:608
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / History & Theory
Philosophy / General
Political Science / Comparative Politics
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Democracy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.21 x 1.6 Inches
Book Weight:1.122 Pounds
Author Biography
Fukuyama, Francis (Author)
Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama was born October 27, 1952 in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Fukuyama received his Bachelor of Arts degree in classics from Cornell University, where he studied political philosophy under Allan Bloom. He initially pursued graduate studies in comparative literature at Yale University, going to Paris for six months to study under Roland Barthes and Jacques Derrida, but became disillusioned and switched to political science at Harvard University. There, he studied with Samuel P. Huntington and Harvey Mansfield, among others. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard for his thesis on Soviet threats to intervene in the Middle East. In 1979, he joined the global policy think tank RAND Corporation. Fukuyama was the Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University from 1996 to 2000. Until July 10, 2010, he was the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy and Director of the International Development Program at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, located in Washington, D.C. He is now Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow and resident in the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. Fukuyama is best known as the author of The End of History and the Last Man, in which he argued that the progression of human history as a struggle between ideologies is largely at an end, with the world settling on liberal democracy after the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Fukuyama predicted the eventual global triumph of political and economic liberalism. He has written a number of other books, among them Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity and Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution. His latest work The Origins of Political Order: From Prehistoric Tim



Featured Books

The Sun Is Also a Star
Yoon, Nicola
Paperback: $12.99
A Tale of Two Cities
Dickens, Charles
Paperback: $11.99
Pax
Pennypacker, Sara
Paperback: $8.99

Rate this title:

Select your rating below then click 'submit'.






I do not wish to rate this title.