Political Order in Changing Societies

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Yale University Press, 2006 - Political Science - 488 pages
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This now-classic examination of the development of viable political institutions in emerging nations is a major and enduring contribution to modern political analysis. In a new Foreword, Francis Fukuyama assesses Huntington’s achievement, examining the context of the book’s original publication as well as its lasting importance.
“This pioneering volume, examining as it does the relation between development and stability, is an interesting and exciting addition to the literature.”—American Political Science Review
“’Must’ reading for all those interested in comparative politics or in the study of development.”—Dankwart A. Rustow, Journal of International Affairs

  

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Review: Political Order in Changing Societies (The Henry L. Stimson Lectures Series)

User Review  - Ross Neely - Goodreads

A great book. Probably one of the best regarding developmental economics and politics. It is dense to read, but provides a great understanding of how institutions form in a developing country. Seems ... Read full review

Review: Political Order in Changing Societies (The Henry L. Stimson Lectures Series)

User Review  - Lars Sjöblom - Goodreads

Good book about political stability/instability. Explains a lot how modernization can breed political instability because of inefficient institutions Read full review

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Contents

POLITICAL ORDER AND POLITICAL DECAY
1
Community and Political Order
8
Criteria of Political Institutionalization
12
Political Institutions and Public Interests
24
Modernization and Political Decay
32
Modernization and Violence
39
Modernization and Corruption
59
Urban Breakthrough and Green Uprising
72
Institutional and Social Circumstances of Revolution
274
The City and Revolution
278
Industrial Labor
283
MiddleClass Intelligentsia
288
Peasants and Revolution
291
The Revolutionary Alliance and Nationalism
300
Political Development by Revolution
308
Mexico
315

Civic and Praetorian Polities
78
POLITICAL MODERNIZATION AMERICA VS EUROPE
93
Rationalization of Authority
98
Differentiation of Structure
109
Tudor Institutions and Mass Participation
122
Tudor Polity and Modernizing Societies
134
POLITICAL CHANGE IN TRADITIONAL POLITIES
140
Traditional Political Systems
148
Reform vs Liberty
153
Pluralism vs Equality
166
Success vs Survival
177
Coexistence
180
Maintenance
185
PRAETORIANISM AND POLITICAL DECAY
192
Breakthrough Coups and the Soldier as Reformer
198
Social Forces and Political Techniques
208
Veto Coups and the Soldier as Guardian
219
The Soldier as InstitutionBuilder
237
REVOLUTION AND POLITICAL ORDER
264
Bolivia
325
Leninism and Political Development
334
REFORM AND POLITICAL CHANGE
344
Substitute or Catalyst?
362
Reform as a Catalyst
369
Reform as a Substitute
374
The Politics of Land Reform
380
PARTIES AND POLITICAL STABILITY
397
The Fragility of the NoParty State
403
Strong Parties and Political Stability
408
Processes of Party Development
412
Adaptability of Party Systems
420
Party Systems and Rural Mobilization
433
Rural Mobilization through Nationalist Struggle
438
The Conservatism of Democracy
443
TwoParty Competition and Ruralizing Elections
448
The Organizational Imperative
460
Index
463
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Samuel P. Huntington, one of America’s most influential political thinkers, is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor at Harvard University and the author of many books including The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order and Who Are We?
 

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