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Francis Fukuyama - The Great Disruption (2nd Hand Hardback)

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SKU B001843
Synopsis

Subtitled : Human Nature and the Reconstitution of the Social Order.

Just as the Industrial Revolution brought about momentous changes in society's moral values, there was a similar Great Disruption during the latter years of the 20th Century.

Towards the end of the 20th Century the developed world had made the shift from industrial to information society; knowledge replaced mass production as the basis for wealth, power and social intercourse. This change, for all its benefits, has led to increasing crime, massive changes is fertility and family structure, decreasing levels of trust and the triumph of individualism over community.

Fukuyama claimed that a new social order was already under construction. This he maintains, cannot be imposed by governments or organised religion. Instead he argues that human beings are biologically driven to establish moral values, and have unique capabilities for altering their reasoning over the long run.

The author also wrote the bestselling The End of History and The Last Man amongst many others and remains one of our most important social & political thinkers.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Law, Society & Social Sciences
  • Published : 1999 (Profile Books - 1st Edition)
  • ISBN : 9781861970992
  • SKU : B001843
  • PPC : SP650gm
  • RRP : £20 (Unclipped)
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Francis Fukuyama is an analyst who does not, intellectually speaking, get out of bed for anything less than the all-encompassing grand sweep of history." - NYTimes.

The Author

Fukuyama is best known as the author of The End of History and the Last Man, in which he argued that the progression of human history as a struggle between ideologies is largely at an end, with the world settling on liberal democracy after the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.