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Bottom Billion Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done about It

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ISBN-10: 0195373383

ISBN-13: 9780195373387

Edition: N/A

Authors: Paul Collier

List price: $15.95
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
What's the Issue?
Falling Behind and Falling Apart: The Bottom Billion
The Traps
The Conflict Trap
The Natural Resource Trap
Landlocked with Bad Neighbors
Bad Governance in a Small Country
An Interlude: Globalization to the Rescue?
On Missing the Boat: The Marginalization of the Bottom Billion in the World Economy
The Instruments
Aid to the Rescue?
Military Intervention
Laws and Charters
Trade Policy for Reversing Marginalization
The Struggle for the Bottom Billion
An Agenda for Action
Postscript
Research on Which This Book Is Based
Index