Political Order and Political Decay

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Hoover Institution, Washington DC
Political Order and Political Decay
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy, the long-awaited and much-acclaimed new book by Francis Fukuyama, a renowned political scientist, a Stanford University professor, and a member of the Hoover Working Group on Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy, hit the shelves in September 2014. The Hoover Institution in Washington, DC, hosted Fukuyama for a book talk on Thursday, January 15, followed by two panels discussing key themes from the book featuring Hoover senior fellow Barry Weingast, Michael Asimow of the Stanford Law School, Max Stier of Partnership for Public Service, John Dilulio of the University of Pennsylvania, Don Kettl of the University of Maryland, and Funmi Olorunnipa of the Administrative Conference of the United States. The video of the book talk is below.

Event Agenda

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction
David Davenport

Opening Remarks about Political Decay of American Political Institutions
Francis Fukuyama


1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 


Political Structure Issues
Respondents: Barry Weingast, Michael Asimow
Moderator: Max Stier

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

Quality of Government Issues
Respondents: John DiIulio, Don Kettl
Moderator: Funmi Olorunnipa

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. 

Closing Remarks
Francis Fukuyama, Paul Verkuil

4:00 p.m.


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