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The Bottom Billion Binding: Paperback Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr Publish Date: 2008/08/22 Language: ENGLISH Pages: 209 Dimensions: 8.25 x 5.50 x 0.75 Weight: 0.56 ISBN-13: 9780195373387

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In the universally acclaimed and 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 in the twenty-first century. The book shines much-needed light on this group of small nations, largely unnoticed by the industrialized West, that are dropping further and further behind the majority of the world's people, often falling into an absolute decline in living standards. A struggle rages within each of these nations between reformers and corrupt leaders--and the corrupt are winning. Collier analyzes the causes of failure, pointing to a set of traps that ensnare these countries, including civil war, a dependence on the extraction and export of natural resources, and bad governance. Standard solutions do not work, he writes; aid is often ineffective, and globalization can actually make matters worse, driving development to more stable nations. What the bottom billion need, Collier argues, is a bold new plan supported by the Group of Eight industrialized nations. If failed states are ever to be helped, the G8 will have to adopt preferential trade policies, new laws against corruption, new international charters, and even conduct carefully calibrated military interventions. Collier has spent a lifetime working to end global poverty. In The Bottom Billion, he offers real hope for solving one of the great humanitarian crises facing the world today."Set to become a classic. Crammed with statistical nuggets and common sense, his book should be compulsory reading."--The Economist"If Sachs seems too saintly and Easterly too cynical, then Collier is the authentic old Africa hand: he knows the terrain and has a keen ear.... If you've ever found yourself on one side or the other of those arguments--and who hasn't?--then you simply must read this book."--Niall Ferguson, The New York Times Book Review"Rich in both analysis and recommendations.... Read this book. You will learn much you do not know. It will also change the way you look at the tragedy of persistent poverty in a world of plenty."--Financial Times

    ^ The Bottom Billion : Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done about It by Paul Collier (2008, Paperback) EBayProduct. (revised Feb 2015)
    ^ The Bottom Billion, Oxford Univ Pr. NeweggBusiness. (revised Jul 2018)
    ^ The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It, Oxford University Press. Amazon. (revised Jan 2017)
    ^ The Bottom Billion Indigo. (revised Jan 2014)

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This book has been recommended by many professors I've had and was finally required reading this semester. I was interested to see what he had to say.Unfortunately, I did find him to have a very narrow view of the world and his writing style was incredibly patronizing.He doesn't want to list the countries he considers in the "bottom billion" because it often leads to self-fulfilling prophecies, but then he begins referring to t..
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