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Political Order and Political Decay

22 September 2014 - 13:30 to 14:30

Chatham House, London


Dr Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford; Author, Political Order and Political Decay
Chair: Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House



Drawing on evidence ranging from the French Revolution to the Arab Spring to contemporary US politics, Francis Fukuyama will explore the struggle to create and maintain well-functioning modern states through institution building. He will examine the effects of corruption on governance and the different legacies of colonialism in Latin America, Africa and Asia. He will give his assessment of the future of democracy in the face of a rising global middle class and what he considers to be entrenched political paralysis in the West.

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