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

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

作者:Fukuyama, Francis, 出版社: , 出版日期:2014-09-30

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Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy
《歷史之終結與最後一人》作者  探討現代國家政治體系的權威之作

  在以宏大的高度與視野分析政治制度發展的《政治秩序的起源(上卷): 從史前到法國大革命》廣獲好評後,日裔美籍學者法蘭西斯.福山教授完成了第二部《Political Order and Political Decay》,書中延續上卷的發展脈絡,從工業革命一路論至近代全球化的民主制度,建構出恢宏的人類政治發展史全貌。

  福山教授遵循著歷史演進,除了從法國大革命、阿拉伯之春到當代美國政治失去效能等重點事件中,詳細探問國家機器究竟如何發展成如今這麼巨大、龐雜的原由之外,他還深入瞭解政府腐敗的主因,以及為什麼有些社會體系能夠成功地推翻無能政權,其他人卻頻頻失利?殖民主義是否相當程度地影響了拉丁美洲、非洲與亞洲國家發展的進程?最後,他更大膽預言世界上持續成長的中產階級與西方失靈的政府組織將是影響民主制度未來走向最關鍵的兩個要素。

  全書鞭辟入裡、擲地有聲的敘述與分析,帶領讀者們跨越古代與今日的鴻溝,謹慎面對當前政府組織的危機以及思考未來制度可能的轉機。(文/ 博客來編譯)

  The second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state

  Writing in The Wall Street Journal, David Gress called Francis Fukuyama’s Origins of Political Order “magisterial in its learning and admirably immodest in its ambition.” In The New York Times Book Review, Michael Lind described the book as “a major achievement by one of the leading public intellectuals of our time.” And in The Washington Post, Gerard DeGrott exclaimed “this is a book that will be remembered. Bring on volume two.”

  Volume two is finally here, completing the most important work of political thought in at least a generation. Taking up the essential question of how societies develop strong, impersonal, and accountable political institutions, Fukuyama follows the story from the French Revolution to the so-called Arab Spring and the deep dysfunctions of contemporary American politics. He 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.

  A sweeping, masterful account of the struggle to create a well-functioning modern state,Political Order and Political Decay is destined to be a classic.
 
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