Wars, Guns, And Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places by Paul Collier

Wars, Guns, And Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places

byPaul Collier

Paperback | February 9, 2010

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“Collier has made a substantial contribution to current discussions. His evidence-based approach is a worthwhile corrective to the assumptions about democracy that too often tend to dominate when Western policy makers talk about the bottom billion.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Before President Obama makes a move he would do well to read Professor Paul Collier’s Wars, Guns, and Votes. . . Unlike many academics Collier comes up with very concrete proposals and some ingenious solutions.” — The Times (London)

In Wars, Guns, and Votes, esteemed author Paul Collier offers a groundbreaking, radical look at the world’s most violent, corrupt societies, how they got that way, and what can be done to break the cycle. George Soros calls Paul Collier “one of the most original minds in the world today,” and Wars, Guns, and Votes, like Collier’s previous award-winning book The Bottom Billion, is essential reading for anyone interested in current events, war, poverty, economics, or international business.

About The Author

Paul Collier is a professor of economics at Oxford University. He is the author ofThe Bottom Billion, which won the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Arthur Ross Book Award of the Council on Foreign Relations. He lives in Oxford, England.

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Title:Wars, Guns, And Votes: Democracy in Dangerous PlacesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:February 9, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061479640

ISBN - 13:9780061479649

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?A penetrating analysis of some of the thorniest problems confronting less-developed countries such as ethnic divisions, civil wars and other pitfalls of democracy.Paul Collier is one of the most original minds in the world today.? (George Soros)