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The Resource The bottom billion : why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it, Paul Collier, (electronic resource)

The bottom billion : why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it, Paul Collier, (electronic resource)

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The bottom billion : why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it
Title
The bottom billion
Title remainder
why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it
Statement of responsibility
Paul Collier
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Global poverty, economist Collier points out, is actually falling quite rapidly for about 80% of the world. The real crisis lies in a group of about 50 failing states, the bottom billion, whose problems defy traditional approaches to alleviating poverty. Here, Collier contends that these fifty failed states pose the central challenge of the developing world in the twenty-first century. This group of small nations, largely unnoticed by the industrialized West, 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 nation between reformers and corrupt leaders--and the corrupt are winning. Collier analyzes the causes of failure, and offers a bold new plan.--From publisher description
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DLC
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Collier, Paul
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Poor
  • Poverty
Label
The bottom billion : why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it, Paul Collier, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-195) and index
Contents
Falling behind and falling apart : the bottom billion -- 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? -- Military intervention -- Laws and charters -- Trade policy for reversing marginalization -- An agenda for action
Control code
ssj0000114068
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 205 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780195311457
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2006036630
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000114068
Label
The bottom billion : why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it, Paul Collier, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-195) and index
Contents
Falling behind and falling apart : the bottom billion -- 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? -- Military intervention -- Laws and charters -- Trade policy for reversing marginalization -- An agenda for action
Control code
ssj0000114068
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 205 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780195311457
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2006036630
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000114068

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