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About Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama is an American political scientist, best known for his book The End of History and the Last Man (1992). He is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Articles by Francis Fukuyama

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Donald Trump and the return of class: an interview with Francis Fukuyama

“What is happening in the politics of the US particularly, but also in other countries, is that identity in a form of nationality or ethnicity or race has become a proxy for class.”

The 'end of history' symposium: a response

An openDemocracy symposium on Francis Fukuyama's work features leading critics who question the arguments of the renowned author's new afterword to "The End of History and the Last Man".

After the 'end of history'

Francis Fukuyama's "end of history" thesis – proposed in a 1989 essay, elaborated in a 1992 book – was the most influential attempt to make sense of the post-cold-war world. In a new afterword to "The End of History and the Last Man", Fukuyama reflects on how his ideas have survived the tides of criticism and political change.

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