The rise and fall of political orders / Richard Ned Lebow, King's College London
- Lebow, Richard Ned
- Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
- Physical Description:
- x, 436 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- Introduction -- 1. Political Order -- 2. Justice, Solidarity, and Order -- 3. Why Do Orders Form? -- 4. Why Do Orders Break Down? -- 5. The United States: Self-Interest -- 6. The United States: Fairness vs. Equality -- 7. Georgian Britain -- 8. China (Co-authored with Martin K. Dimitrov) -- 9. Order Revisited -- 10. The Crises of Modernity.
- Drawing on political theory, comparative politics, international relations, psychology, and classics, Ned Lebow offers insights into why social and political orders form, how they evolve, and why and how they decline. Following The Tragic Vision of Politics and A Cultural Theory of International Relations, this book thus completes Lebow's trilogy with an original theory of political order. He identifies long-and short-term threats to political order that are associated respectively with shifts in the relative appeal of principles of justice and lack of self-restraint by elites. Two chapters explore the consequences of late modernity for democracy in the United States, and another chapter, co-authored with Martin Dimitrov, the consequences for authoritarianism in China. The Rise and Fall of Political Orders forges new links between political theory and political science via the explicit connection it makes between normative goals and empirical research.
- 9781108472869 hardcover alkaline paper
1108472869 hardcover alkaline paper
9781108460682 paperback alkaline paper
1108460682 paperback alkaline paper
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-423) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Steighton (Steve) A. Watts, Jr. Endowment ; 2018
- Endowment Note:
- Steighton (Steve) A. Watts, Jr. Endowment
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