The Plundered Planet: How to Reconcile Prosperity With Nature

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Penguin Books Limited, Aug 25, 2011 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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How can we help poorer countries become richer without harming the planet? Is there a way of reconciling prosperity with nature? World-renowned economist Paul Collier offers smart, surprising and above all realistic answers to this dilemma. Steering a path between the desires of unchecked profiteering and the romantic views of environmentalists, he explores creative ways to deal with poverty, overpopulation and climate change -showing that the solutions needn't cost the earth. The book proposes a radical rethinking of international policies and uniquely, offers real solutions backed up by real data from research Collier has spearheaded

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Review: The Plundered Planet: Why We Must--And How We Can--Manage Nature for Global Prosperity

User Review  - Raymond Thomas - Goodreads

Collier presents an interesting account of the challenges developing states face when attempting to balance environmental concerns and economic development. Collier lays out the challenges to explore ... Read full review

Review: The Plundered Planet: Why We Must--And How We Can--Manage Nature for Global Prosperity

User Review  - Thomas - Goodreads

In this follow up to The Bottom Billion, Collier considers the importance of environmental stewardship as it relates to fighting poverty, and discusses the realities of resource extraction in Africa ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University and a former director of Development Research at the World Bank. In addition to the award-winning The Bottom Billion, he is the author of Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places.