Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama

Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama (born 27 October 1952) is an American philosopher, political economist, and author.

Francis Fukuyama was born in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. His father, Yoshio Fukuyama, a second-generation Japanese American, was trained as a minister in the Congregational Church and received a doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago. His mother, Toshiko Kawata Fukuyama, was born in Kyoto, Japan, and was the daughter of Shiro Kawata, founder of the Economics Department of Kyoto University and first president of Osaka Municipal University in Osaka. Fukuyama’s childhood years were spent in New York City. In 1967 his family moved to State College, Pennsylvania, where he attended high school.

Books in order of publication:
The End of History and the Last Man. Free Press 1992
Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity. Free Press,1995
The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order. Free Press.1999
Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.2002
State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st century. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.2004
America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.2006
Falling Behind: Explaining the Development Gap Between Latin America and the United States (editor). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.2008
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.2011
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Present Day. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.2014
Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.2018
Liberalism and Its Discontents, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.2022
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