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Political Order and Political Decay

From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

By Francis Fukuyama
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Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy  by Francis Fukuyama

Political Order and Political Decay (2014) contrasts the history of democracy in America with its current condition to reveal the fundamental flaws of our modern democracy. From a declining middle class to selfish lobbyists and unadaptable institutions, these blinks explain just a few sources of political decay in the United States.

  • Anyone curious as to how the American political system has developed over time
  • American voters interested in the underlying problems with their government
  • Political science students seeking an introduction to the more complex aspects of democracies

Francis Fukuyama is an American political scientist, best known for his seminal text The End of History and the Last Man, as well as several other books including The Origins of Political Order and America at the Crossroads. He has taught at both Johns Hopkins University and George Mason University, and is currently the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Institute for International Studies.

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