Wars, Guns, And Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places

Paperback | February 9, 2010

byPaul Collier

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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.

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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 t...

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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, milita...

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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Format: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)