Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The twenty-first century world


The Bottom Billion
Paul Collier


Why are the poorest countries failing? Paul Collier explores the question in The Bottom Billion ( http://www.oup.com/ ).
“The book is about the Malawis and the Ethiopias of this world, the minority of developing countries that are now at the bottom of the global economic system,” he writes in the preface. “The decline of the countries now at the bottom is not just relative; often it is absolute. Many of these countries are not just falling behind, they are falling apart.”

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