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The origins of political order : from prehuman times to the French Revolution, Francis Fukuyama

Label
The origins of political order : from prehuman times to the French Revolution
Title
The origins of political order
Title remainder
from prehuman times to the French Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Francis Fukuyama
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Francis Fukuyama examines the paths that different societies have taken to reach their current forms of political order
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JC11
LC item number
.F85 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The origins of political order : from prehuman times to the French Revolution, Francis Fukuyama
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn650212556
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 585 p.
Isbn
9780374227340
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010038534
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)650212556
Label
The origins of political order : from prehuman times to the French Revolution, Francis Fukuyama
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn650212556
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 585 p.
Isbn
9780374227340
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010038534
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)650212556

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