Books and Monographs


  • Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy, ed., with Larry Diamond and Marc Plattner (Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012).
  • The Origins of Political Order:  From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution (New York:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011).
  • New Ideas on Development Since the Financial Crisis, edited, with Nancy Birdsall (Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011).
  • Falling Behind:  Explaining the Development Gap between the United States and Latin America (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008). Editor.
  • East Asian Multilateralism:  Prospects for Regional Stability (Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008).  Editor, with Kent E. Calder. 
  • Blindside:  How to Anticipate Forcing Events and Wild Cards in Global Politics (Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2007). Editor.
  • Beyond Bioethics:  A Proposal for Modernizing the Regulation of Human Biotechnologies (Washington, DC:  School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 2006).
  • America at the Crossroads:  Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy (New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2006).
  • Nation-Building:  Beyond Afghanistan and Iraq, editor (Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006).  Editor. Author of Introduction, "Nation-building and the failure of institutional memory," and Conclusion,  "Guidelines for Future Nation-Builders."
  • State-Building:  Governance and World Order in the 21stCentury  (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004).
  • Our Posthuman Future:  Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution (New York: Farrar,Straus, and Giroux, 2002).
  • Information and Biological Revolutions:  Global Governance Challenges-Summary of a Study Group, editor, with Caroline S. Wagner (RandMR-1139-DARPA, 1999).
  • The Great Disruption:  Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order (New York: Free Press, 1999).
  • The End of Order (London: The Social Market Foundation, 1997).
  • The Virtual Corporation and Army Organization (with Abram Shulsky),  Santa Monica: RAND Corporation MR-863-A, 1997.
  • Trust:  The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity (New York: Free Press, 1995).  
  • The US-Japan Security Relationship After the Cold War (with Kongdan Oh), Santa Monica: RAND Corporation MR-283-USDP, 1993 (published also in a Japanese edition by Tokuma Shoten, 1994).
  • The End of History and the Last Man (New York: Free Press, 1992).  Also published in approximately 23 foreign language editions. 
  • Gorbachev and the New Soviet Agenda in the Third World, Santa Monica:  RAND Corporation R-3634-A, February 1989.
  • Soviet Civil-Military Relations and the Power Projection Mission, Santa Monica:  RAND CorporationR-3504-AF, April 1987.
  • The Soviet Union and the Third World:  The Last Three Decades, (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1987). Editor, with Andrzej Korbonski. Author of Chap. 2, "Soviet Strategy in the Third World."
  • Moscow's Post-Brezhnev Reassessment of the Third World, RAND Corporation R-3337-USDP, February 1986.