Political order in society


"Political Order in Changing Society," a book examines the development of a viable political system emerging countries, where the breadth of knowledge and analytical insights on developing countries is staggering He made a significant and lasting contribution to modern political analysis, establishing itself as one of Huntington as his contemporaries among the most distinguished political scientist.

The book discusses the problems encountered in third-world countries on the road to modernization from the macro proposed to modernize Third World countries "strong theory of government." Asia and Africa after pulling a large number of countries have to get rid of old colonial and semi-independent, and began the process of modernization, but by the 1960s, other than a few countries, most countries not only did not get rid of the poor and backward, but caught in a political unrest and violent conflict. This book analyzes the causes of political instability in developing countries, pointing out how a country to avoid political instability to achieve political stability in the development of, access to modern success. Huntington believes the root of political instability is that modernization, modernity breeds stability, but modernization process was to breed the unrest. Huntington in the study pointed out that the situation in many countries, economically developed and economically backward countries are relatively stable politically, but there is a certain degree of national development mostly on economic and political turmoil occurred. The main reason is economic development, conflict Group of differentiation, interests, values ​​change and improve public participation in the desired, far more than the capacity of the political system, which led to social disorder. And to eradicate domestic political turmoil and decay, countries must establish a strong government, the so-called strong government that is capable of balancing political participation and political institutionalization of government. Huntington to third world developing country roughly divided into traditional monarchical form of government, the military situation around the Cape of wins regime and the revolutionary regime, and these types of political system reform during the modernization process of how to overcome various difficulties and take advantage of the unique case-by favorable conditions for a detailed analysis.

List of works

translator's preface


In the English version Introduction

The first chapter of political order and political decay

political gap

political system: community and political order

political participation: modernization and political Deterioration

urban-rural gap: city ​​break and green uprising

political stability: civic polity and the Cape of wins regime

the second chapter political modernization: comparison of US and Europe

modern three type

authoritative rationalization

separation structure

Tudor system and public participation

Tudor polity and modernization of society

the third chapter of political change in the traditional form of government

power, and political modernization

traditional political system

policy created: reform freedom

groups assimilation: the plight of pluralism equality

king: the success of survival

the fourth chapter Cape wins social and political decay

Cape wins roots of society

won the oligarchy system from the system to the Cape of wins radical Cape: breakthrough

as a military coup and the military reformers

radical Cape wins system: social forces and political skills

from the radical Cape wins system to the people of Cape wins system: veto government

escort role change and soldiers < / p>

from the Cape of civic order capture system to: modernize

through revolutionary soldier as a system builder

the fifth chapter revolution and political order

< p> institutional background and social conditions of revolution in

city and revolution

peasants and revolutionary

revolutionary Federation and nationalism

by revolutionary political development

Leninism and political development

Chapter VI reform and political change

strategic and tactical

reforms: Fabian, blitz and violence < / p>

reform: substitutes or catalyst?

agrarian reform politics

Chapter VII of the political parties and political stability

modernization and political parties

Green Uprising: the party system and the Rural Mobilization

necessity of organization

the new translation postscript

create background

Vietnam war broke Huntington quiet life on campus, he in 1967 in the Johnson administration appointed as the State Department consultant, and author of a report on the Vietnam war a hundred - page long. Behind Huntington to view the Vietnam War, in fact hiding a general view of the whole world was his political tide gradually formed. In the 1950's and 1960's, the international situation is a prominent feature is the large number of colonial and semi-colonial countries gained independence, and therefore political modernization issues will become a major social science. Huntington published in 1968, "Political Order in Changing Society," a book elaborates his views on this issue.

influence works

"Political Order in Changing Society" was first published in 1968, is one of the late 20th century social science classic, is a thinking and decision-making related to academics political development had a tremendous influence of the writings.

product evaluation

The book examines the development of a viable political system emerging countries, has made a significant and lasting contribution to modern political analysis, has become a new classic. In the new preface, Francis Fukuyama evaluated Huntington achievements, the book examines the importance of the initial publication of background and enduring.

breadth of knowledge and analytical insights on developing countries

"Political Order in Changing Society," a book Ningzhu is amazing, and established the Huntington as his contemporaries among the most distinguished political scientists a position.

- Francis Fukuyama, this new edition preface

This groundbreaking book examines the relationship between development and stability, the existing literature is interesting and vivid supplement.

- "American Political Science Review"

to make comparative politics and development studies interested persons must-read.

eleven Dank Walt Rostow, "International Affairs Quarterly"

About the Author

Samuel Phillips Huntington, (English name Samuel P. Huntington, 1927 years 4 18 - December 24, 2008), the famous international contemporary American political theorist, is also a conservative point of view of realism and political theorist. He studied at Yale University, the University of Chicago and Harvard University, in 1951 at the age of 23 that is doctorate from Harvard University and taught there for up to 58 years, and has served as a consultant in many public office or branch of the US government. "Political Order in Changing Societies" is the foundation for his theory of "The Clash of Civilizations and the world order," a book so famous.

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