Francis Fukuyama (Stanford University) The Origins of Political Order : The Development of Meritocracy and Clientelism


The Institute for International Studies & The Berkeley Seminar on Global History Present: 
 There are large differences among contemporary liberal democracies regarding the degree of Weberian bureaucracy they have developed over time, with some like Germany, Sweden, and Japan having relatively efficient and non-corrupt public administrations, while others like Greece and Italy remaining strongly clientelistic.  What accounts for this variation?  And how did certain countries like Britain and the United States clean up their public sectors and eliminate patronage in bureaucratic recruitment?  This presentation looks to the sequencing of the introduction of modern institutions as part of the answer to this question.
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 4:00pm
all welcome
223 Moses