Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places
- Publish Date: 2010-02-09
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Paul Collier
âCollier has made a substantial contribution to current discussions. His evidence-based approach is a worthwhile corrective to the assumptions about democracy that too often tend to dominate when Western policy makers talk about the bottom billion.â âThe New York Times Book Review
âBefore President Obama makes a move he would do well to read Professor Paul Collierâs Wars, Guns, and Votes. . . Unlike many academics Collier comes up with very concrete proposals and some ingenious solutions.â â The Times (London)
In Wars, Guns, and Votes, esteemed author Paul Collier offers a groundbreaking, radical look at the worldâs most violent, corrupt societies, how they got that way, and what can be done to break the cycle. George Soros calls Paul Collier âone of the most original minds in the world today,â and Wars, Guns, and Votes, like Collierâs previous award-winning book The Bottom Billion, is essential reading for anyone interested in current events, war, poverty, economics, or international business.