Political Order in Changing Societies by Samuel P. HuntingtonThis now-classic examination of the development of viable political institutions in emerging nations is a major and enduring contribution to modern political analysis. In a new Foreword, Francis Fukuyama assesses Huntington’s achievement, examining the context of the book’s original publication as well as its lasting importance.
“This pioneering volume, examining as it does the relation between development and stability, is an interesting and exciting addition to the literature.”—American Political Science Review
“’Must’ reading for all those interested in comparative politics or in the study of development.”—Dankwart A. Rustow, Journal of International Affairs
Samuel P. Huntington
Skip to main content. Description Reviews Awards. This now-classic examination of the development of viable political institutions in emerging nations is a major and enduring contribution to modern political analysis. Rustow, Journal of International Affairs. Samuel P. The breadth of knowledge about developing countries, as well as the analytical insight that Political Order brought to bear, was astonishing, and cemented Samuel Huntington's reputation as one of the foremost political scientists of his generation. Named one of the significant books of the last 75 years by Francis Fukuyama in Foreign Affairs.
Democracy and the Global System pp Cite as. The purpose of this chapter is to assess a specific work of Samuel Huntington that points to the fundamental difficulties involved in institutionalising and consolidating the democratic form of state for countries in the developing world. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF. Skip to main content. Advertisement Hide.
Bring on volume two. 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.
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By Francis Fukuyama. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Fukuyama tries to provide no less than an account of the evolution of political orders by means of natural selection. Alina Mungiu-Pippidi is professor of democratization and policy analysis at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. View all work by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi.