State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century / Edition 1

State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century / Edition 1

by Francis Fukuyama
     
 

Francis Fukuyama famously predicted "the end of history" with the ascendancy of liberal democracy and global capitalism. The topic of his latest book is, therefore, surprising: the building of new nation-states.See more details below

Overview

Francis Fukuyama famously predicted "the end of history" with the ascendancy of liberal democracy and global capitalism. The topic of his latest book is, therefore, surprising: the building of new nation-states.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801442926
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Messenger Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,339,279
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Missing Dimensions of Stateness
The Contested Role of the State
Scope versus Strength
Scope, Strength, and Economic Development
The New Conventional Wisdom
The Supply of Institutions
The Demand for Institutions
Making Things Worse

2. Weak States and the Black Hole of Public Administration
Institutional Economics and the Theory of Organizations
The Ambiguity of Goals
Principals, Agents, and Incentives
Decentralization and Discretion
Losing, and Reinventing, the Wheel
Capacity-Building under Conditions of Organizational Ambiguity: Policy Implications

3. Weak States and International Legitimacy
The New Empire
The Erosion of Sovereignty
Nation-Building
Democratic Legitimacy at an International Level
Beyond the Nation-State

4. Smaller but Stronger

Bibliography
Index

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