Political Order
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  • 1
    The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution | Francis Fukuyama

    The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    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.

    Best Summary of Political History I've Read

    This book is simply amazing. As a political science major in college and graduate school, I've read a ton of histories and evaluations of politics bu..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 12 2013 by blah (Hickory, North Carolina, United States)
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    Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy | Francis Fukuyama

    Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    Overall
    (699)
    Performance
    (605)
    Story
    (601)

    Fukuyama 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.

    Understanding our place thru Poly Sci

    There is a certain beauty to this book. The author completely convinces the listener that there is no more important field of study to understand the..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 29 2014 by Gary (Las Cruces, NM, United States)