Speaking on the second day of the World Government Summit (WGS), renowned political scientist and economist Francis Fukuyama
said the Gulf has been playing their part well.
Political Scientist and Economist Francis Fukuyama
speaking on a topic "Overwriting History : The Future of Gl Image Credit: Derek Baldwin, Chief Reporter
Chairing a conference entitled "Strengthening Tunisia's Economic Growth through Good Governance: Examples from the World", organised jointly by the International Centre for Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the Arab Institute of Business Leaders (IACE ), Fukuyama
also stressed that the transition to a modern state should be led by political leadership capable of effecting change and convinced of the necessary separation between public and individual interests, institutions that enforce the rules of transparency and a civil society that defends and promotes that direction.
no fue capaz de mirar hacia delante--nadie sabe hacerlo--pero quiza no se equivocase tanto en su mirada hacia atras.
While he sees a possibility of this 'feminized world' being realized in the West, Fukuyama
argues for keeping men in charge as protection against the non-Western world where aggressive men will continue to dominate politics.
In explaining the above, Fukuyama
is making a clear distinction between totalitarianism and liberal democracy.
notes long-ago examples of thriving systems that grew rigid and failed to adapt to change, from the Han Dynasty in China to the Mamluks in Egypt to the Old Regime in France.
made a name for himself as a public intellectual two decades ago when he wrote "The End of History," which argued that humanity had reached its intellectual high point with the victory of liberal democracy over fascism and communism.
is probably best known for his article and a subsequent book The End of History?
refers to this optimal state of political flourishing as "Denmark," employing the actual country as a synecdoche for any well-functioning polity.
Veinticinco anos despues de su ensayo acerca del "fin de la historia", Francis Fukuyama
todavia cree que la democracia liberal es la etapa final del desarrollo politico humano.
Political economist Francis Fukuyama
has written 10 books, including America at the Crossroads (*** July/Aug 2006) and The Origins of Political Order (*** July/Aug 2011).