The Origins of Political Order

From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

Francis Fukuyama
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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.

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 growth of the first modern state in China, the beginning of the rule of law in India and the Middle East, and the development of political accountability in Europe up until the eve of the French Revolution.

Drawing on a vast body of knowledge-history, evolutionary biology, archaeology, and economics-Fukuyama has produced a brilliant, provocative work that offers fresh insights on the origins of democratic societies and raises essential questions about the nature of politics and its discontents.

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.

Author bio:

Francis Fukuyama is the author of The End of History, 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.

Category: Politics & Government
ISBN: 9781846682575
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Profile Trade
Pub Date: May 2012
Page Extent: 608
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Politics & government