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Read online The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution 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 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 i The End of History and the Last Man i 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 i The Origins of Political Order i 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 by Francis Fukuyama

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The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
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State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century, The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order, The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution, The End of History?, Trust: The Social Virtue and the Creation of Prosperity, Nation-Building: Beyond Afghanistan and Iraq (Forum on Constructive Capitalism), Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy, Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution, America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy, The End of History and the Last Man
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