Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places
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, military coups, and failing economies are the order of the day.
An esteemed economist and a foremost authority on developing countries, Collier gives an eye-opening assessment of the ethnic divisions and insecurities in the developing countries of Africa, Latin America, and Asia, where corruption is often firmly rooted in the body politic, and persuasively outlines what must be done to bring peace and stability. Groundbreaking and provocative, Wars, Guns, and Votes is a passionate and convincing argument for the peaceful development of the most volatile places on earth.
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Review: Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous PlacesUser Review - Jodi - Goodreads
2013-01-04 -- I appreciated the lack of economic jargon in this book and found the explanation regarding how the research was conducted to be very interesting. It is easy to read for the lay person ... Read full review
Review: Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous PlacesUser Review - Casey - Goodreads
I had relatively high hopes for this book (1.5). Needless to say, my expectations were not met. Collier's main argument in this book is that elections by themselves where not the solution to violence ... Read full review
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