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  • Breaking the Conflict Trap: Civil War and Development Policy

    By Paul Collier

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780821354810
    • Publisher: World Bank Publications
    • Published: June 2003
    Prepared by a team of authors supervised by the World Bank's chief economist and senior vice president, this report is a result of the "Economics of Civil War, Crime, and Violence" project of the World Bank Development Research Group. It examines the "ripple effects" of civil wars within individual countries and regionally. Issues of conflict risk are examined with respect to "marginalized developing countries" and those that are caught in a "conflict trap." International interventions that could prevent or mitigate conflict are also described, with the Kimberly process of tracking diamonds cited as an exemplary effort. Co-published by Oxford U. Press. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Exodus: How Migration Is Changing Our World

    By Paul Collier

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780190231484
    • Publisher: OUP Us
    • Published: May 2015
  • Natural Resources and Violent Conflict: Options and Actions

    By Paul Collier

    Our Price: $32.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780821355039
    • Publisher: World Bank Publications
    • Published: August 2003
    Violent conflict can spell catastrophe for developing countries and their neighbors, stunting and even reversing the course of economic growth. Recent World Bank research on the causes of conflict and civil war finds that the countries most likely to be blighted by conflict are those whose economies depend heavily on natural resources. 'Natural Resources and Violent Conflict' first explains the links between resource dependence conflict and then considers what can be done to help reduce the risk of civil war in these nations.In this collection of previously unpublished essays by experts in the field, contributors consider the risks of corruption, secessionist movements, and rebel financing. They also consider the roles played by government, the development community, and the country's population and propose an agenda for global action. Focusing on what we can do collectively to diminish the likelihood of civil war, contributors to this volume suggest practical approaches and policies that could be adopted by the international community - from financial and resource reporting procedures to commodity tracking systems and enforcement techniques, including sanctions, certification requirements, and aid conditionality.A fascinating look at the results of important new World Bank research, this book represents an important addition to the dialogue on development.
  • Plundered Nations?: Successes and Failures in Natural Resource Extraction

    By Paul Collier

    Our Price: $79.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780230290228
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: October 2011
    "The study of natural resource extraction in resource-rich countries often shows that plunder, rather than prosperity, has become the norm. Management of natural resources differs widely in every state; a close examination of the decision making chains in various states highlights the key principles that need to be followed to avoid distortion and dependence. This book consists of eight case studies investigating the political economy of the decision chain, revealing where various states have met with success, or failed disastrously. This original research provides a unique insight into how different countries have handled their resource extraction. This book is essential reading for students, researchers and policy makers working across development economics and natural resource economics. "--
  • Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World

    By Paul Collier

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780190659158
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: September 2017
  • The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It

    By Paul Collier

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195373387
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: August 2008
    In this universally acclaimed and award-winning book, Paul Collier reveals that fifty failed states - home to the poorest 1 billion people on the planet - pose the central challengeof the developing world in the 21st century. The book shines much needed light on this group of small nations, largely unnoticed by the industrialized West, that are dropping further into an absolute decline in living standards. Collier analyzes the causes of failure, pointing to a set of traps that ensnare these countries, including civil war, a dependence on the extraction & export of natural resources, and bad governance. 224p.
  • The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It

    By Paul Collier

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195311457
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: April 2007
    The author contends that a group of about '50 failing states' poses the central challenge of the developing world in the 21st century. Collier analyzes the causes of failure, pointing to a set of traps that snare these countries, including civil war, a dependence on the extraction and export of natural resources, and bad governance. The solution, he argues, is a bold new plan supported by the Group of Eight industrialized nations and consisting of preferential trade policies, new laws against corruption, and new international charters, and even carefully calibrated military interventions. Index. 205p.
  • The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties

    By Paul Collier

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062748652
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: December 2018
  • The Plundered Planet : Why We Must - and How - We Can - Manage Nature for Global Prosperity

    By Paul Collier

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195395259
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: May 2010
    In THE PLUNDERED PLANET, Paul Collier builds upon The Bottom Billion to confront the daunting complex issues surrounding the global management of nature. Grounded in a belief in the power of infomred citizens, Collier proposes a clear-headed approach to climate chantge that acknowledges the benefits of industrialization while addressing its consequences, global-wide. Appropriate stewardship of natural resources is a matter of planetary urgency: they have the potential either to transform the poorest countries or to tear them apart, while the carbon emissions and agricultural follies of the rich world could further impoverish them. No punches pulled.
  • The Plundered Planet: Why We Must--and How We Can--Manage Nature for Global Prosperity

    By Paul Collier

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195395242
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: November 2011
    Paul Collier's The Bottom Billion was greeted as groundbreaking when it appeared in 2007, winning the Estoril Distinguished Book Prize, the Arthur Ross Book Award, and the Lionel Gelber Prize. Now, in The Plundered Planet, Collier builds upon his renowned work on developing countries and the world's poorest populations to confront the global mismanagement of natural resources. Proper stewardship of natural assets and liabilities is a matter of planetary urgency: natural resources have the potential either to transform the poorest countries or to tear them apart, while the carbon emissions and agricultural follies of the developed world could further impoverish them. The Plundered Planet charts a course between unchecked profiteering on the one hand and environmental romanticism on the other to offer realistic and sustainable solutions to dauntingly complex issues.Grounded in a belief in the power of informed citizens, Collier proposes a series of international standards that would help poor countries rich in natural assets better manage those resources, policy changes that would raise world food supply, and a clear-headed approach to climate change that acknowledges the benefits of industrialization while addressing the need for alternatives to carbon trading. Revealing how all of these forces interconnect, The Plundered Planet charts a way forward to avoid the mismanagement of the natural world that threatens our future.
  • The Political Economy of Economic Growth in Africa, 1960-2000: Volume 1

    By Benno J. Ndulu

    Our Price: $54.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521127752
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: May 2009
  • Understanding Civil War: Evidence and Analysis - Europe, Central Asia, and Other Regions

    By Paul Collier

    Our Price: $41.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780821360491
    • Publisher: World Bank Publications
    • Published: August 2005
    The two volumes of 'Understanding Civil War' build upon the World Bank's prior research on conflict and violence, particularly on the work of Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler, whose model of civil war onset has sparked much discussion on the relationship between conflict and development in what came to be known as the 'greed' versus 'grievance' debate.The authors systematically apply the Collier-Hoeffler model to 15 countries in 6 different regions of the world, using a comparative case study methodology to revise and expand upon economic models of civil war. The book concludes that the 'greed' versus 'grievance' debate should be abandoned for a more complex model that considers greed and grievance as inextricably fused motives for civil war.
  • Understanding Civil War: Evidence and Analysis, Volume 1: Africa

    By Paul Collier

    Our Price: $41.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780821360477
    • Publisher: World Bank Publications
    • Published: August 2005
    Collier (economics, Oxford U., UK), along with his colleague Anke Hoeffler, has previously proposed an economic model for understanding the outbreak of civil wars. Very briefly, the Collier-Hoeffler Model suggests that, given similar levels of political or cultural grievance, economic opportunity to organize and finance a rebellion will be the main predictor for whether conflict will actually occur. Here he and his coeditor Sambanis (political science, Yale U.) present case studies in which the authors were asked to explore the mechanisms through which the variables of the Collier-Hoeffler Model influence outcomes, as well as to investigate interaction effects among variables. The case studies in this volume examine actual and averted conflicts in Burundi, the Congo, Nigeria, Kenya, Mozambique, Sudan, Algeria, Senegal, and Mali. A companion volume contains case studies from Europe, Central Asia, and other regions. Both volumes contain the same introduction explaining the Collier-Hoeffler Model and conclusion ruminating on the lessons contained in the case studies for refining the model. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy In Dangerous Places

    By Paul Collier

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780061479632
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: February 2009
    Paul Collier investigates the violence and poverty in the small, remote countries at the lowest level of the world economy. An esteemed economist and a foremost authority on developing countries, Collier argues that the spread of elections and peace settlements in the world's most dangerous countries may lead to a brave new democratic world. In the meantime, though, nasty and long civil wars, military coups, and failing economies are the order of the day - for now and into the forseeable future. Appendix, Index. 255p.
  • Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy In Dangerous Places

    By Paul Collier

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061479649
    • Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
    • Published: February 2010
    An Oxford economist investigates violence and poverty in developing countries to argue that a spread of elections and peace settlements may lead to a better, democratic world but shares a cautionary warning about the prevalence of ethnic divisions, policy failures and pre-emptive military interventions. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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