Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places
  • Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places
  • Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places

Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places

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by Paul Collier
     
 

Wars, Guns, and Votes, Paul Collier investigates the violence and poverty in the small, remote countries at the lowest level of the world economy. An esteemed economist and a foremost authority on developing countries, Collier argues that the spread of elections and peace settlements in the world's most dangerous countries may lead to a brave new democratic

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Wars, Guns, and Votes, Paul Collier investigates the violence and poverty in the small, remote countries at the lowest level of the world economy. An esteemed economist and a foremost authority on developing countries, Collier argues that the spread of elections and peace settlements in the world's most dangerous countries may lead to a brave new democratic world. In the meantime, though, nasty and long civil wars, military coups, and failing economies are the order of the day—for now and into the foreseeable future.

Through innovative research and astute analysis, Collier gives an eye-opening assessment of the ethnic divisions and insecurites in the developing countries of Africa, Latin America, and Asia, where corruption is often firmly rooted in the body politic. There have been many policy failures by the United States and other developed countries since the end of the Cold War, especially the reliance on preemptive military intervention. But Collier insists that these problems can and will be rectified. He persuasively outlines what must be done to bring peace and stability: the international community must intervene through aid, democracy building, and a very limited amount of force.

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061479632
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Democracy in Dangerous Places 1

Pt. I Denying Reality: Democrazy

Ch. 1 Votes and Violence 15

Ch. 2 Ethnic Politics 51

Ch. 3 Inside the Cauldron: Post-Conflict Settlements 75

Pt. II Facing Reality: Nasty, Brutish, and Long

Ch. 4 Guns: Fueling the Fire 103

Ch. 5 Wars: The Political Economy of Destruction 121

Ch. 6 Coups: The Unguided Missile 141

Ch. 7 Meltdown in Cote d'Ivoire 155

Pt. III Changing Reality: Accountability and Security

Ch. 8 State Building and Nation Building 169

Ch. 9 Better Dead Than Fed? 189

Ch. 10 On Changing Reality 229

Appendix The Bottom Billion

Research on Which This Book Is Based 241

Index 245

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