Prosperity & Violence: The Political Economy of Development / Edition 2

Prosperity & Violence: The Political Economy of Development / Edition 2

by Robert H. Bates
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393933830

ISBN-13: 9780393933833

Pub. Date: 07/21/2009

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

In his new edition of Prosperity and Violence, Robert Bates continues to investigate the relationship between political order and economic growth.
As power and politics play a role in every society, rich or poor, Bates argues it is the reorganization of coercion—not its extinction—that underpins the security needed for investment. Although history

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In his new edition of Prosperity and Violence, Robert Bates continues to investigate the relationship between political order and economic growth.
As power and politics play a role in every society, rich or poor, Bates argues it is the reorganization of coercion—not its extinction—that underpins the security needed for investment. Although history makes clear that political structures can be used for destructive ends, it also demonstrates their importance in ensuring the peace needed for prosperity. In this revised edition, Bates strengthens his critique of development studies and development agencies, basing it on his analysis of the nature of states that emerged following WWII.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393933833
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/21/2009
Series:
The Norton Series in World Politics Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
697,571
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

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