Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places (Google eBook)
In Wars, Guns, and Votes, Paul Collier investigates the violence and poverty in the small, remote countries at the lowest level of the global economy and argues that the spread of elections and peace settlements may lead to a brave new democratic world. For now and into the foreseeable future, however, nasty and long civil wars, military coups, and failing economies are the order of the day.
An esteemed economist and a foremost authority on developing countries, Collier gives an eye-opening assessment of the ethnic divisions and insecurities in the developing countries of Africa, Latin America, and Asia, where corruption is often firmly rooted in the body politic, and persuasively outlines what must be done to bring peace and stability. Groundbreaking and provocative, Wars, Guns, and Votes is a passionate and convincing argument for the peaceful development of the most volatile places on earth.
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Review: Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous PlacesUser Review - Geourska - Goodreads
A really interesting and surprisingly readable book. Paul Collier has a delightful way of expressing ideas so that they are witty and comprehensible at the same time. He makes reference to a lot of ... Read full review
Review: Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous PlacesUser Review - Ben - Goodreads
Collier's research is incredibly interesting and I wish he would take the time to cite more directly. His conclusions, however, literally couldn't be more colonial. Read full review
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Facing Reality Nasty Brutish and Long
Changing Reality Accountability and Security
State Building and Nation Building
Better Dead Than Fed?
On Changing Reality
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