WorldCat Identities

Fukuyama, Francis

Overview
Works: 336 works in 1,043 publications in 21 languages and 26,115 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Forecasts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator, Interviewee, Compiler, Performer, Thesis advisor
Classifications: HM851, 901
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Francis Fukuyama
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Francis Fukuyama
The end of history and the last man by Francis Fukuyama( Book )

127 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 3,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents evidence to suggest that there are two powerful forces at work in human history, "the logic of modern science" and "the struggle for recognition."
Our posthuman future : consequences of the biotechnology revolution by Francis Fukuyama( Book )

33 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social philosopher examines how the foundation of liberal democracy, which is the belief that all human beings are equal by nature, could be shattered by the biotechnology revolution
The origins of political order : from prehuman times to the French Revolution by Francis Fukuyama( Book )

33 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Fukuyama examines the paths that different societies have taken to reach their current forms of political order
Trust : the social virtues and the creation of prosperity by Francis Fukuyama( Book )

42 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Trust, a sweeping assessment of the emerging global economic order "after History," Fukuyama examines a wide range of national cultures in order to divine the hidden principles that make a good and prosperous society, and his findings strongly challenge the orthodoxies of both left and right. In fact, economic life is pervaded by culture and depends, Fukuyama maintains, on moral bonds of social trust. This is the unspoken, unwritten bond between fellow citizens that facilitates transactions, empowers individual creativity, and justifies collective action. In the global struggle for economic predominance that is now upon us - a struggle in which cultural differences will become the chief determinant of national success - the social capital represented by trust will be as important as physical capital. But trust varies greatly from one society to another, and a map of how social capital is distributed around the world yields many surprises
America at the crossroads : democracy, power, and the neoconservative legacy by Francis Fukuyama( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Fukuyama's criticism of the Iraq war put him at odds with neoconservatives both within and outside the Bush administration. Here he explains how, in its decision to invade Iraq, the Bush administration failed in its stewardship of American foreign policy, in making preventive war the central tenet of its foreign policy, in misjudging the global reaction to its exercise of "benevolent hegemony," and in failing to appreciate the difficulties involved in large-scale social engineering. Providing a history of neoconservative thought since the 1930s, Fukuyama argues that the movement's legacy is a complex one that can be interpreted quite differently than it was after the end of the Cold War. He proposes a new approach to American foreign policy, in which the positive aspects of the neoconservative legacy are joined with a more realistic view of how to use American power around the world.--From publisher description
Blindside how to anticipate forcing events and wild cards in global politics( )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focuses on developing analytical tools to anticipate and manage low-probability events. Addresses psychological and institutional obstacles preventing planning for low-probability tragedies and allocating necessary resources. Pinpoints failures---institutional and personal---that allowed events to surprise leaders and examines philosophies and methodologies of forecasting. Discusses low-probability, high-impact contingencies in various sectors"--Provided by publisher
The great disruption : human nature and the reconstitution of social order by Francis Fukuyama( Book )

64 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 13 languages and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Great Disruption begins by observing that over the past thirty years, the United States and other developed countries have undergone a profound transformation from industrial to information societies; knowledge has replaced mass production as the basis of wealth, power, and social interaction. At the same time, Western societies have endured increasing levels of crime, massive changes in fertility and family structure, decreasing levels of trust, and the triumph of individualism over community. Just as the Industrial Revolution brought about momentous changes in society's moral values, a similar Great Disruption in our own time has caused profound changes in our social structure." "Drawing on the latest sociological data and new theoretical models from fields as diverse as economics and biology, Fukuyama reveals that even though the old order has broken apart, a new social order is already taking shape. Indeed, he suggests, the Great Disruption of the 1960s and 1970s may be giving way to a Great Reconstruction, as Western society weaves a new fabric of social and moral values appropriate to the changed realities of the postindustrial world."--Jacket
State-building : governance and world order in the 21st century by Francis Fukuyama( Book )

47 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. 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."--Jacket
Political order and political decay : from the industrial revolution to the globalization of democracy by Francis Fukuyama( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state Writing 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." 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. Bring on volume two." Volume two is finally here, completing the most important work of political thought in at least a generation. Taking up the essential question of how societies develop strong, impersonal, and accountable political institutions, Fukuyama follows the story from the French Revolution to the so-called Arab Spring and the deep dysfunctions of contemporary American politics. He examines the effects of corruption on governance, and why some societies have been successful at rooting it out. He explores the different legacies of colonialism in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and offers a clear-eyed account of why some regions have thrived and developed more quickly than others. 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. 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"--
Falling behind : explaining the development gap between Latin America and the United States by Francis Fukuyama( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1700, Latin America and British North America were roughly equal in economic terms. Yet over the next three centuries, the United States gradually pulled away, and today the gap is huge. Why did this happen?" "In Falling Behind, Francis Fukuyama, acclaimed author of The End of History and America at the Crossroads, gathers together some of the world's leading scholars on the subject to explain the nature of the gap and how it came to be. Tracing the histories of development over the past 400 years and focusing in particular on the policies of the last 50 years, the contributors conclude that while many factors are important, economic policies and weak institutions are at the root of the divide."--Jacket
Nation-building : beyond Afghanistan and Iraq by Francis Fukuyama( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experts reflect on the United States experience with nation- building, from its historical underpinnings to its contemporary consequences. The contributors dissect mistakes, false starts, and lessons learned from the cases of Afghanistan and Iraq in the broader context of reconstruction efforts world-wide
The Soviet Union and the Third World : the last three decades( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S.-Japan security relationship after the Cold War by Francis Fukuyama( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1990s the close security relationship between the U.S. and Japan is being eroded by the disappearance of traditional Cold War threats and an increase in international trade disputes. In Japan, market opening demands from Washington and the fraying of America's social fabric have raised questions as to the wisdom of relying too heavily on the U.S. as a security partner and a socio-economic model. In the U.S., frustration with continuing bilateral trade deficits and a growing perception that the Japanese are playing by different economic rules has begun to strain the relationship. Particular concern has been raised about the danger of U.S. technology flow to Japan in both the military and civilian sectors. While a close U.S.-Japan security relationship is likely to continue for many years, both nations will have to learn how to participate in a more equal partnership
After the neocons : America at the crossroads by Francis Fukuyama( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A critique and reformulation of US foreign policy from one of the world's leading thinkers - who formerly regarded himself as a 'neocon'."
East Asian multilateralism : prospects for regional stability( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the Iraq war and Middle East conflicts command the attention of the United States and most of the rest of the developed world, fundamental changes are occurring in East Asia. North Korea has tested nuclear weapons, even as it and South Korea have effectively entered a period of tepid détente; relations among China, Japan, and South Korea are a complex mixture of conflict and cooperation; and Japan is developing more forthright security policies, even as it deepens ties with the United States. Together, these developments pose vital questions for world stability and security. In East Asian Multilateralism, prominent international foreign affairs scholars examine the range of implications of shifting alignments in East Asia. The first part delves into the intraregional dynamics, and the second assesses current economic conditions and policies within individual East Asian states. The third section examines the challenge of regional cooperation from the perspectives of local players, while the fourth analyzes the implications for foreign policy in the United States and in Asia. This thorough review and assessment charts the preconditions and prospects for deeper multilateralism, poses tough questions about America's security and national interests in the region, and carries a plea for more serious institution-building in the North Pacific, using the ongoing six-party process in talks on North Korea as a point of departure
Poverty, inequality, and democracy by Francis Fukuyama( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of populism in new democracies, especially in Latin America, has brought renewed urgency to the question of how liberal democracy deals with issues of poverty and inequality. Citizens who feel that democracy failed to improve their economic condition are often vulnerable to the appeal of political leaders with authoritarian tendencies. To counteract this trend, liberal democracies must establish policies that will reduce socioeconomic disparities without violating liberal principles, interfering with economic growth, or ignoring the consensus of the people. "Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy" addresses the complicated philosophical and moral issues surrounding the distribution of economic goods in free societies as well as the empirical relationships between democratization and trends in poverty and inequality. This volume also discusses the variety of welfare-state policies that have been adopted in different regions of the world
Social Capital by Francis Fukuyama( )

in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New ideas on development after the financial crisis( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global financial crisis of 2007-2008 has changed the way people around the world think about development. This book explores the implications of the global financial crisis on existing and future development strategies. It also offers innovative ideas about stabilizing the international economy and promoting global development strategies
The "virtual corporation" and army organization by Francis Fukuyama( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors examine how the organizational structure of commercial corporations has changed over the past 10-15 years, in order to understand what lessons from that experience might be applied to the U.S. Army. Many of these changes have been greatly facilitated by advances in information technology, and part of the project's goal was to discover how the ongoing information revolution might make organizational innovations possible. The authors argue that the principles of flat organization and decentralized leadership are already present to a degree in Army doctrine, but in practice the Army tends to be excessively hierarchical. The problem is particularly severe in the TDA Army, as well as in the TO&E Army under peacetime conditions. The report suggests a number of ways to minimize the effects of excessive command hierarchy
Information and biological revolutions : global governance challenges : summary of a study group by Francis Fukuyama( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The technologies emerging from the information technology and biotechnology revolutions present unprecedented governance challenges to national and international political systems. It is clear that technological innovations are not always benign, and regulation can be an effective way to serve societal objectives. But regulating new technologies can be challenging and can have unintended consequences, which may be as troublesome to society as the problems the regulations were intended to prevent. Accommodating both perspectives raises difficult and complex issues for those who would offer governance approaches. To gain perspective on these issues, the authors coordinated a study group that met in late 1998 and early 1999 to examine aspects of these revolutions that might pose specific challenges for governance. This report summarizes the presentations made at group meetings, presents an overall assessment, and offers possible approaches to governance. Ultimately, because the technologies emerging from the information and biological revolutions are inherently global, success in governing them is likely to depend on involving all stakeholders--states, nongovernmental organizations, interest organizations, and citizens--to cooperate in developing governance norms or structures."--Rand Abstracts
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.22 for Political ... to 1.00 for Nihāyat a ...)

Alternative Names
Fukuyama, Francis

Fūkūyāmā, Frānsīs

Fūkūyāmā, Frānsīs 1952-

Fukuyama, Yoshihiro

Фукуяма, Фрэнсис

فوكوياما، فرانسيس

フクヤマ, フランシス

福山

Languages
Covers
Our posthuman future : consequences of the biotechnology revolutionThe origins of political order : from prehuman times to the French RevolutionTrust : the social virtues and the creation of prosperityAmerica at the crossroads : democracy, power, and the neoconservative legacyBlindside how to anticipate forcing events and wild cards in global politicsThe great disruption : human nature and the reconstitution of social orderState-building : governance and world order in the 21st centuryFalling behind : explaining the development gap between Latin America and the United States