Fukuyama, Francis Y. - from United States

ID: 4772
Organization: ACG-YL
Country of meeting: Hamburg in the year 1985

Political scientist, political economist, and author. Fukuyama is known for his book The End of History and the Last Man (1992), which argued that the worldwide spread of liberal democracies and free market capitalism of the West and its lifestyle may signal the end point of humanity's sociocultural evolution and become the final form of human government. However, his subsequent book Trust: Social Virtues and Creation of Prosperity (1995) modified his earlier position to acknowledge that culture cannot be cleanly separated from economics. Fukuyama is also associated with the rise of the neoconservative movement, from which he has since distanced himself.

In 1979, he joined the global policy think tank RAND Corporation.


Author of books:
The End of History and the Last Man (1992, nonfiction)
Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity (1995, social studies)
The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order (1999, social studies)
Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution (2002, social studies)
State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century (2004, social studies)
America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy (2006, politics)
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution (2011, short stories)


Activities in the Orangization:
Young Leader