The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It (Google eBook)
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
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Review: The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About ItUser Review - Rosemary - Goodreads
Great insights into the problems. However, I disagree with the solutions. Too many generalisations. Disagree with the idea that we shouldn't train and build up skills of citizens for the fear of brain ... Read full review
Review: The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About ItUser Review - Gabe William Mcgarry - Goodreads
Reading The Bottom Billion was an extreme eye opener to how much poverty really effects family's in Africa. Many children are born into poverty and never experience what most Americans do. They ... Read full review
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The Conflict Trap
The Natural Resource Trap
Landlocked with Bad Neighbors
Bad Governance in a Small Country
On Missing the Boat The Marginalization of the Bottom Billion in the World Economy
Aid to the Rescue?
Laws and Charters
Trade Policy for Reversing Marginalization
An Agenda for Action
Research on Which This Book Is Based
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