The origins of political order : from prehuman times to the French Revolution (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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The origins of political order : from prehuman times to the French Revolution

Author: Francis Fukuyama
Publisher: New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Fukuyama
ISBN: 9780374533229 0374533229 9780374227340 0374227349
OCLC Number: 795921188
Notes: Índices
Description: XIV, 585 p. il., mapas
Contents: Part I: Before the state. 1. The necessity of politics --
2. The state of nature --
3. The tyranny of cousins --
4. Tribal societies: property, justice, war --
5. The coming of the Leviathan --
Part II: State building. 6. Chinese tribalism --
7. War and the rise of the Chinese state --
8. The great Han system --
9. Political decay and the return of patrimonial government --
10. The Indian detour --
11. Varnas and jatis --
12. Weaknesses of Indian polities --
13. Slavery and the Muslim exit from tribalism --
14. The Mamluks save Islam --
15. The functioning and decline of the Ottoman state --
16. Christianity undermines the family --
Part III: The rule of law. 17. The origins of the rule of law --
18. The church becomes a state --
19. The state becomes a church --
20. Oriental despotism --
21. Stationary bandits --
Part IV: Accountable government. 22. The rise of political accountability --
23. Rente seekers --
24. Patrimonialism crosses the Atlantic --
25. East of the Elbe --
26. Toward a more perfect absolutism --
27. Taxation and representation --
28. Why accountability? Why absolutism? --
Part V: Toward a theory of political development. 29. Political development and political decay --
30. Political development, then and now.
Responsibility: 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 knowledgeùhistory, evolutionary biology, archaeology, and economicsùFukuyama has produced a brilliant, provocative work that offers fresh insights into the origins of democratic societies and raises essential questions about the nature of politics and its discontents. --Cubierta del libro.

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