Book Recommendation – Origins of Political Order

A very thought-provoking account of the origins of political order, the book starts with politics in primates and follows the story through the emergence of tribal societies like Papua New Guinea. It looks at the growth of the modern State in China, the emergence of the rule of Law in India and the middle east. And also looks at the development of political accountability in Europe and up until the start of the French revolution. Francis Fukuyama expertly draws on a vast body of knowledge of history, Biology, archaeology, and economics to give us a different perspective on how democratic societies came to be.