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

    • By: Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 22 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

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    • Best Summary of Political History I've Read

    • By blah on 05-12-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Political Order and Political Decay

    • From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy
    • By: Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 24 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

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    • Understanding our place thru Poly Sci

    • By Gary on 12-29-14

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    • American Political Decay or Renewal?

    • By: Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Two years ago, I argued in these pages that America was suffering from political decay. The country’s constitutional system of checks and balances, combined with partisan polarization and the rise of well-financed interest groups, had combined to yield what I labeled “vetocracy,” a situation in which it was easier to stop government from doing things than it was to use government to promote the common good.

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    • Interesting take on the politics of today

    • By Eric on 12-14-16

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