The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity
By (author) Francis Fukuyama
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Trust by Francis Fukuyama
Book DescriptionIn his bestselling "The End of History and the Last Man", Francis Fukuyama argued that the end of the Cold War would also mean the beginning of a struggle for position in the rapidly emerging order of 21st-century capitalism. In "Trust", a penetrating assessment of the emerging global economic order "after History", he explains the social principles of economic life and tells us what we need to know to win the coming struggle for world dominance. Challenging orthodoxies of both the left and right, Fukuyama examines a wide range of national cultures in order to divine the underlying principles that foster social and economic prosperity. Insisting that we cannot divorce economic life from cultural life, he contends that in an era when social capital may be as important as physical capital, only those societies with a high degree of social trust will be able to create the flexible, large-scale business organizations that are needed to compete in the new global economy. A brilliant study of the interconnectedness of economic life with cultural life, "Trust" is also an essential antidote to the increasing drift of American culture into extreme forms of individualism, which, if unchecked, will have dire consequences for the nation's economic health.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684825250
(178mm x 111mm x 32mm)
Imprint: The Free Press
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Francis Fukuyama
End of History and the Last Man, Paperback (October 2012)
Boldly outlining the challenges and problems to face modern liberal democracies, the author examines what had just happened and then speculates what was going to come next. He tackles religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war.
Origins of Political Order, Paperback (April 2012)View all books by Francis Fukuyama
If we are to understand the politics that we now take for granted, we need to understand its origins. This book examines the paths that different societies have taken to reach their current forms of political order. It starts with the very beginning of mankind and comes right up to the eve of the French and American revolutions.
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Author Biography - Francis Fukuyama
Francis Fukuyama, a senior social scientist at the Rand Corporation, lives in McLean, Virginia.
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