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the social virtues and the creation of prosperity

Author: Francis Fukuyama

Publisher: Free Pr

ISBN: 9780684825250

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 457

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Explains the relationship between culture and economics and predicts which countries will win the ongoing battle for economic dominance
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The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity

Author: Francis Fukuyama

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140259438

Category: Commerce

Page: 457

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Our Posthuman Future

Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution

Author: Francis Fukuyama

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374706180

Category: Science

Page: 272

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In 1989, Francis Fukuyama made his now-famous pronouncement that because "the major alternatives to liberal democracy had exhausted themselves," history as we knew it had reached its end. Ten years later, he revised his argument: we hadn't reached the end of history, he wrote, because we hadn't yet reached the end of science. Arguing that our greatest advances still to come will be in the life sciences, Fukuyama now asks how the ability to modify human behavior will affect liberal democracy. To re-orient contemporary debate, Fukuyama underlines man's changing understanding of human nature through history: from Plato and Aristotle's belief that man had "natural ends," to the ideals of utopians and dictators of the modern age who sought to remake mankind for ideological ends. Fukuyama persuasively argues that the ultimate prize of the biotechnology revolution-intervention in the "germ-line," the ability to manipulate the DNA of all of one person's descendents-will have profound, and potentially terrible, consequences for our political order, even if undertaken by ordinary parents seeking to "improve" their children. In Our Posthuman Future, our greatest social philosopher begins to describe the potential effects of exploration on the foundation of liberal democracy: the belief that human beings are equal by nature.
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The End of History and the Last Man

Author: Francis Fukuyama

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743284550

Category: History

Page: 432

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Enhanced by a new afterword dealing with the post-September 11th world, a provocative exploration of issues of human society and destiny answers such questions as, is there a direction to human history? does history have an end? and where are we now? Reprint. 25,00 first printing.
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The Essential Civil Society Reader

Classic Essays in the American Civil Society Debate

Author: Don E. Eberly

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847697199

Category: Political Science

Page: 414

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In The Civil Society Reader Don Eberly presents the classic writings of the leading scholars and organizers who have brought the civil society debate to the forefront of American politics.
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The Post-Soviet Decline of Central Asia

Sustainable Development and Comprehensive Capital

Author: Eric W. Sievers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317793366

Category: History

Page: 264

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Sievers draws on his experience of Central Asia to take on the task of explaining the remarkable economic declines of the post-Soviet Central Asian states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) in the past decade, and the turn of these states towards despotism.
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Social Capital and Civil Society

Author: Mr. Francis Fukuyama

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1451895984

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 18

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Social capital is an instantiated informal norm that promotes cooperation between individuals. In the economic sphere it reduces transaction costs, and in the political sphere it promotes the kind of associational life that is necessary for the success of limited government and modern democracy. Although social capital often arises from iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma games, it also is a byproduct of religion, tradition, shared historical experience, and other types of cultural norms. Thus whereas awareness of social capital is often critical for understanding development, it is difficult to generate through public policy.
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End of History and the Last Man

Author: Francis Fukuyama

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416531785

Category: History

Page: 464

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Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Francis Fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war is as essential for a world fighting fundamentalist terrorists as it was for the end of the Cold War. Now updated with a new afterword, The End of History and the Last Man is a modern classic.
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