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Published: 22 August 2008

224 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195373387

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The Bottom Billion

Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It

Paul Collier

  • Universally acclaimed and award-winning, The Bottom Billion
  • A comprehensive look at our 50 failed states - home to the poorest one billion people on Earth.
  • Collier analyzes the causes of failure, looking at those solutions that do not work, such as aid and globalization, driving development to more stable nations.
  • The book shines much-needed light on this group of small nations, largely unnoticed by the industrialized West, that are dropping further and further behind the majority of the world's people, often falling into an absolute decline in living standards

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