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  • The Plundered Planetby Paul Collier

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 10.99

    Paul Collier's The Bottom Billion was greeted as groundbreaking when it appeared in 2007, winning the Estoril Distinguished Book Prize, the Arthur Ross Book Award, and the Lionel Gelber Prize. The Economist wrote that it was "set to become a classic," the Financial Times praised it as "rich in both analysis and recommendations,"... more...

  • Wars, Guns, and Votesby Paul Collier

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ?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, USA 2007; US$ 14.99

    Global poverty, Paul Collier points out, is actually falling quite rapidly for about eighty percent of the world. The real crisis lies in a group of about 50 failing states, the bottom billion, whose problems defy traditional approaches to alleviating poverty. In The Bottom Billion, Collier contends that these fifty failed states pose the central challenge... 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$ 14.00

    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... more...

  • The Plundered Planetby Paul Collier

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    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...

  • Wars, Guns, and Votesby Paul Collier

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    ?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...

  • Wars, Guns, and Votesby Paul Collier

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    ?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...