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The bottom billion : why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it

Author: Paul Collier; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this acclaimed and award-winning work, Collier shines much-needed light on a group of small nations--home to the poorest one billion people on Earth--that pose the central challenge of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Collier; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780195311457 0195311450 9780195373387 0195373383
OCLC Number: 1034632752
Description: XIII, 209 stron ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part I: What's the Issue? A Personal Preface - 1. Falling Behind and Falling Apart: The Bottom Billion; Part II: The Traps - 2. The Conflict Trap; 3. The Natural Resource Trap; 4. Landlocked with Bad Neighbors; 5. Bad Governance in a Small Country; Part III: An Interlude: Globalization to the Rescue - 6. On Missing the Boat: The Marginalization of the Bottom Billion in the World Economy; Part IV: The Instruments - 7. Aid to the Rescue?; 8. Military Intervention; 9. Laws and Charters; 10. Trade; Part V: The Struggle for the Bottom Billion - 11. An Agenda for Action.
Other Titles: Bottom billion
Responsibility: Paul Collier.

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"An important book."--Fareed Zakaria"Insightful and influential."--Newsweek"An acclaimed bestseller in 2007, and already a set text in development courses worldwide, Paul Collier's The Bottom Billion Read more...

 
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