The origins of political order : from prehuman times to the French Revolution /
- Publication info:
- New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
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- The origins of political order : from prehuman times to the French Revolution / Francis Fukuyama.
- Main Author:
- Fukuyama, Francis.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011
- 1st ed.
Francis Fukuyama examines the paths that different societies have taken to reach their current forms of political order.
- Physical Description:
xiv, 585 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
9780374227340 (alk. paper)0374227349 (alk. paper)
Table of Contents
- part I: Before the state. The necessity of politics
- The state of nature
- The tyranny of cousins
- Tribal societies : property, justice, war
- The coming of the leviathan
- part II: State building. Chinese tribalism
- War and the rise of the Chinese state
- The great Han system
- Political decay and the return of patrimonial government
- The Indian detour
- Varnas and jatis
- Weaknesses of Indian politics
- Slavery and the Muslim exit from tribalism
- The Mamluks save Islam
- The functioning and decline of the Ottoman state
- - Christianity undermines the family
- part III: The rule of law. The origins of the rule of law
- The church becomes a state
- The state becomes a church
- Oriental despotism
- Stationary bandits
- part IV: Accountable government. The rise of political accountability
- Rente seekers
- Patrimonialism crosses the Atlantic
- East of the Elbe
- Toward a more perfect absolutism
- Taxation and representation
- Why accountability? Why absolutism?
- part V: Toward a theory of political development. Political development and political decay
- Political development, then and now.