Identity (Ebook)

Contemporary Identity Politics and the Struggle for Recognition

Francis Fukuyama

The divisive impacts of identity politics laid bare by the bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order and The End of History

Currently in Bill Gates's bookbag and FT Books of 2018

Increasingly, the demands of identity direct the world's politics. Nation, religion, sect, race, ethnicity, gender: these categories have overtaken broader, inclusive ideas of who we are. We have built walls rather than bridges. The result: increasing in anti-immigrant sentiment, rioting on college campuses, and the return of open white supremacy to our politics.

In 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American and global institutions were in a state of decay, as the state was captured by powerful interest groups. Two years later, his predictions were borne out by the rise to power of a series of political outsiders whose economic nationalism and authoritarian tendencies threatens to destabilise the entire international order. These populist nationalists seek direct charismatic connection to 'the people', who are usually defined in narrow identity terms that offer an irresistible call to an in-group and exclude large parts of the population as a whole.

Identity is an urgent and necessary book: a sharp warning that unless we forge a universal understanding of human dignity, we will doom ourselves to continual conflict.

Publication date: 04/10/2018

£8.99

ISBN: 9781782834137

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B07CBJPWJP

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Current Affairs, Politics & Economics

Identity (Paperback)

Contemporary Identity Politics and the Struggle for Recognition

Francis Fukuyama

The divisive impacts of identity politics laid bare by the bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order and The End of History

Currently in Bill Gates's bookbag and FT Books of 2018

Increasingly, the demands of identity direct the world's politics. Nation, religion, sect, race, ethnicity, gender: these categories have overtaken broader, inclusive ideas of who we are. We have built walls rather than bridges. The result: increasing in anti-immigrant sentiment, rioting on college campuses, and the return of open white supremacy to our politics.

In 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American and global institutions were in a state of decay, as the state was captured by powerful interest groups. Two years later, his predictions were borne out by the rise to power of a series of political outsiders whose economic nationalism and authoritarian tendencies threatens to destabilise the entire international order. These populist nationalists seek direct charismatic connection to 'the people', who are usually defined in narrow identity terms that offer an irresistible call to an in-group and exclude large parts of the population as a whole.

Identity is an urgent and necessary book: a sharp warning that unless we forge a universal understanding of human dignity, we will doom ourselves to continual conflict.

Publication date: 05/09/2019

£9.99

ISBN: 9781781259818

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Current Affairs, Politics & Economics

Reviews for Identity

'As wise as it is compact, travelling at great speed through difficult terrain to a sensible conclusion.'

Daniel Finkelstein Times

'As a primer on the big political shift of our times, and an explainer of how we got here, this is not a book to pass by'

Andrew Marr Sunday Times

'Sweeping and ambitious'

Nesrine Malik Prospect

'A useful primer on an important subject'

David Goodhart Literary Review

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Praise for Origins of Political Order:

'Fukuyama remains as prominent as ever'

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 Financial Times

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Praise for The Origins of Political Order:
It should be read by every democrat - and every dictator.

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Dominic Lawson 

'Fukuyama writes clear prose and is a pleasure to read.'

 The Times

Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama is the author of The End of History, The Great Disruption, Our Posthuman Future, State Building,After the Neocons, The Origins of Political Order and Political Order and Political Decay. All have been hugely influential international bestsellers, translated and published in many languages. He is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford.

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