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  • Wars, Guns, and Votesby Paul Collier

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    ?Collier has made a substantial contribution to current discussions. His evidence-based approach is a worthwhile corrective to the assumptions about democracy that too often tend to dominate when Western policy makers talk about the bottom billion.? ?The New York Times Book Review ?Before President Obama makes a move he would do well to read Professor... more...

  • The Bottom Billionby Paul Collier

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    In the award-winning The Bottom Billion , Paul Collier reveals that fifty failed states--home to the poorest one billion people on Earth--pose the central challenge of the developing world. The book shines much-needed light on this group of small nations that are dropping further and further behind the majority of the world's people. What the bottom... more...

  • Understanding Civil War, 1by Paul Collier

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 29.99

    VOLUME 1: AfricaVOLUME 2: Europe, Central Asia, and Other Regions"This is a superb manuscript, and one that will become a standard reference in the field for students of conflict and civil war." —Robert Bates, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University The two volumes of Understanding Civil War build upon the World... more...

  • Understanding Civil War, 2by Paul Collier

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 29.99

    VOLUME 1: AfricaVOLUME 2: Europe, Central Asia, and Other Regions"This is a superb manuscript, and one that will become a standard reference in the field for students of conflict and civil war." —Robert Bates, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University The two volumes of Understanding Civil War build upon the World... more...

  • Breaking the Conflict Trapby Paul Collier

    World Bank Publications 2003; US$ 19.99

    Civil war conflict is a core development issue. The existence of civil war can dramatically slow a country's development process, especially in low-income countries which are more vulnerable to civil war conflict. Conversely, development can impede civil war. When development succeeds, countries become safer—when development fails, they experience... more...

  • Wars, Guns and Votesby Paul Collier

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.09

    The world is in a mess. For more than a billion people, everyday life is played out against the backdrop of civil wars, military coups and failing economies. For them, the peaceful democracy taken for granted in the West seems an impossible pipe-dream. But solutions do exist - it is up to us to achieve them. Award-winning academic Paul Collier's... more...

  • The Plundered Planetby Paul Collier

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 11.27

    How can we help poorer countries become richer without harming the planet? Is there a way of reconciling prosperity with nature? World-renowned economist Paul Collier offers smart, surprising and above all realistic answers to this dilemma. Steering a path between the desires of unchecked profiteering and the romantic views of environmentalists, he... more...

  • Exodusby Paul Collier

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.27

    Mass international migration is a response to extreme global inequality, and immigration has a profound impact on the way we live. Yet our views - and those of our politicians - remain caught between two extremes: popular hostility to migrants, tinged by xenophobia and racism; and the view of business and liberal elites that 'open doors' are both... more...

  • Conflict, Political Accountability and Aidby Paul Collier

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    Paul Collier?s contributions to development economics,and in regard to Africa in particular, have marked him out as one of the most influential commentators of recent times. His research has centred upon the causes and consequences of civil war, the effects of aid, and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural-resource-rich societies. His... more...

  • The Second World War (4): The Mediterranean 1940-1945by Paul Collier

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 1.49

    This book explores the idea that the Mediterranean theater of the Second World War was the first truly modern war. It was a highly mobile conflict, in which logistics were a critical and often deciding factor, and from the very beginning a close relationship between the land, sea, and air elements was vital. Victory could not be achieved by either... more...