9781846682575

The Origins of Political Order

From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

Francis Fukuyama


Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781846682575
Published: April 2012

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • ISBN13: 9781846682575
  • Published: April 2012
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Width (mm): 129
  • Height (mm): 198
  • Depth (mm): 36
  • Weight (g): 499

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