Wars Guns and Votes

Wars  Guns and Votes

But solutions do exist - it is up to us to achieve them. Award-winning academic Paul Collier's vision for the future of the developing world is eye-opening, provocative and refreshingly unequivocal.

Author: Paul Collier

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446450185

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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The world is in a mess. For more than a billion people, everyday life is played out against the backdrop of civil wars, military coups and failing economies. For them, the peaceful democracy taken for granted in the West seems an impossible pipe-dream. But solutions do exist - it is up to us to achieve them. Award-winning academic Paul Collier's vision for the future of the developing world is eye-opening, provocative and refreshingly unequivocal.
Categories: Political Science

Elections in Dangerous Places

Elections in Dangerous Places

Democracy and the Paradoxes of Peacebuilding David Gillies. 75 Anna Larson,
Towards an Afghan Democracy? Exploring Perceptions ... 4 Paul Collier, Wars,
Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places (New York: Harper, 2009), 81.

Author: David Gillies

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773585744

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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Through a series of frank and incisive case studies of conflicted countries, contributors' chapters challenge the centrality and timing of elections as a key pillar of reconstruction at a war's end. They underline the dangers in rushing elections, compromising principles, and lowering the bar for what constitutes free and fair elections in situations of conflict. The authors also underline the economic cost of elections in uncertain political situations and argue that global taxpayers, who must bear the burden, are justified in questioning the value of ill-timed elections. A candid and important study of political turmoil, Elections in Dangerous Places provides valuable lessons and practical advice on how to better mitigate conflict and violence before, during, and after highly charged elections. Contributors include Thomas S. Axworthy (Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation), Stephen Brown (University of Ottawa), David Gillies (The North-South Institute, Ottawa), Christian R. Hennemeyer (Bridging the Divide), Lisa Kammerud (International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Washington, DC), Johann Kriegler (Electoral Complaints Commission, Afghanistan and IFES Executive Advisory Council), Marc A. Lemieux (University of Ottawa), Khalid Mustafa Medani (McGill University), Susanne D. Mueller (Visiting Researcher at Boston University's African Studies Center), Ben Reilly (Australian National University and Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies), Gerald J. Schmitz (M.A., University of Saskatchewan; PhD, Carleton University), Sara Staino (International IDEA), Vincent Tohbi (graduate, National Administration School, Abidjan, Ivory Coast), Francesc Vendrell (Princeton University), and Eugenia Zorbas (Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade).
Categories: Political Science

The Future of Capitalism

The Future of Capitalism

He is the creator of many distinguished books to his credit viz., Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places and also authored the award-winning book, The Bottom Billion.

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Publisher: IntroBooks

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Category: Business & Economics

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Paul Collier is a faculty in Economics and presently working in the capacity of Director of Oxford University's Center for the Study of African Economies and also he was previously the Director of the World Bank Development Research. He is the creator of many distinguished books to his credit viz., Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places and also authored the award-winning book, The Bottom Billion. Wide new rifts are breaking apart Britain's structural framework and other developed nations as well. There is always a tug of war between industrialized cities versus colonies, highly skilled privileged versus less qualified, affluent versus the developing world. As these differences worsen, a good many people have succumbed to others the sense of ethical commitment that was essential to the growth of social emancipation in the comment-war era. To date, only the revivalist philosophies of nationalism and communism have reacted to these rifts, contributing to Brexit and Trump's seismic outbursts, as well as the rise of the far rights in the developed country like Germany. We have heard a lot of criticism of capitalism, however until now no individual has placed a practical way of fixing it.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict

The Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict

Collier, P. (2009) Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places (
London: The Bodley Head). Diamond, L. (2008) The Spirit of Democracy: The
Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World (New York: Times Books).
Gurr ...

Author: Karl Cordell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317518921

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

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A definitive global survey of the interaction of ethnicity, nationalism and politics, this handbook blends rigorous theoretically grounded analysis with empirically rich illustrations to provide a state-of-the-art overview of the contemporary debates on one of the most pervasive international security challenges today. Fully updated for the second edition, the book includes a new section which offers detailed analyses of contemporary cases of conflict such as in Ukraine, Kosovo, the African Great Lakes region and in the Kurdish areas across the Middle East, thus providing accessible examples that bridge the gap between theory and practice. The contributors offer a 360-degree perspective on ethnic conflict: from the theoretical foundations of nationalism and ethnicity to the causes and consequences of ethnic conflict, and to the various strategies adopted in response to it. Without privileging any specific explanation of why ethnic conflict happens at a particular place and time or why attempts at preventing or settling it might fail or succeed, The Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict enables readers to gain a better insight into such defining moments in post-Cold War international history as the disintegration of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, and their respective consequences, the genocide in Rwanda, and the relative success of conflict settlement efforts in Northern Ireland. By contributing to understanding the varied and multiple causes of ethnic conflicts and to learning from the successes and failures of their prevention and settlement, the Handbook makes a powerful case that ethnic conflicts are neither unavoidable nor unresolvable, but rather that they require careful analysis and thoughtful and measured responses.
Categories: Political Science

Poverty Hunger and Democracy in Africa

Poverty  Hunger  and Democracy in Africa

Potential and Limitations of Democracy in Cementing Multiethnic Societies D.
Bigman ... Barro, R. “Democracy and Growth,” Journal of Economic Growth, Vol. 1
, No. ... Collier, P. WARS, GUNS, AND VOTES: Democracy in Dangerous Places.

Author: D. Bigman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230248489

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 325

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The book evaluates alternative policy options for the African countries to overcome the food crisis and the changing structure of world trade to sustain their impressive growth of the early 2000s.These policies must go beyond economic reforms and seek a solution to the entrenched political problems that divided the continent.
Categories: Business & Economics

Democracy and Terrorism

Democracy and Terrorism

Collier, P. (2009), Wars, Guns and Votes (London: Vintage), 15-50. (2010), Wars,
Guns, and Votes: Democracy in dangerous places (London: Harper Perennial).
Coogan, TR (2000), The IRA (New York: HarperCollins). Council of Europe ...

Author: Leonard Weinberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135097738

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

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This book examines the relationships between democratic government and political terrorism. Since the 9/11 attacks, the United States and many of its allies have declared a ‘war on terrorism’. This struggle has been inspired in part by the belief is that by promoting democracy they will also bring an end to terrorism. Where people enjoy the blessings of liberty, they will naturally find peaceful outlets for the expression of their political views, it has been widely held. Terrorism, on the other hand, is seen largely as a consequence of repression. Where citizens cannot choose rulers freely and where dissenting voices are silenced by the authorities, terrorism and other types of violence appear to follow. Democracy and Terrorism investigates the link between terrorism and the underlying principles of democracy, both from an historical perspective and against contemporary developments in the Middle East and elsewhere. Drawing upon a range of different case studies, and using quantitative data to investigate statistical links between the waves of democracy and manifestations of terrorist violence, the book reviews whether terrorism is in fact constrained by the rise of democratic government, and the role of the law in fighting terrorism. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism, political violence, democratisation, security studies and International Relations in general.
Categories: Political Science

Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan

Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan

Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places. London: The Bodley
Head. Cox, Marcus. 2003. “Building Democracy from the Outside: The Dayton
Agreement in Bosnia and Herzegovina.” In Sunil Bastian and Robert Luckham,
eds., ...

Author: Noah Coburn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231535748

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, researchers, policymakers, and the media have failed to consider the long-term implications of the country's post-conflict elections. Based on fieldwork in provinces across the country and interviews with more than seven hundred candidates, officials, community leaders, and voters, this book builds an in-depth portrait of Afghanistan's recent elections as experienced by individuals and communities, while revealing how the elections have in fact actively contributed to instability, undermining the prospects of democracy in Afghanistan. Merging political science with anthropology, Noah Coburn and Anna Larson document how political leaders, commanders, and the new ruling elite have used elections to further their own interests and deprive local communities of access to political opportunities. They retrace presidential, parliamentary, and provincial council elections over the past decade and expose the role of international actors in promoting the polls as one-off events, detached from the broader political landscape. This approach to elections has allowed existing local powerholders to solidify their grip on resources and opportunities, derailing democratization processes and entrenching a deeper disengagement from central government. Western powers, Coburn and Larson argue, need to reevaluate their most basic assumptions about elections, democracy, and international intervention if they hope to prevent similar outcomes in the future.
Categories: Political Science

Failed States and Institutional Decay

Failed States and Institutional Decay

Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done
about It. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2007. —. Breaking the Conflict Trap:
Civil ... Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places. New York, NY: ...

Author: Natasha M. Ezrow

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441113429

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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What do we mean by failed states and why is this concept important to study? The “failed states” literature is important because it aims to understand how state institutions (or lack thereof) impact conflict, crime, coups, terrorism and economic performance. In spite of this objective, the “failed state” literature has not focused enough on how institutions operate in the developing world. This book unpacks the state, by examining the administrative, security, judicial and political institutions separately. By doing so, the book offers a more comprehensive and clear picture of how the state functions or does not function in the developing world, merging the failed state and institutionalist literatures. Rather than merely describing states in crisis, this book explains how and why different types of institutions deteriorate. Moreover, the book illustrates the impact that institutional decay has on political instability and poverty using examples not only from Africa but from all around the world.
Categories: Political Science

Global Politics and the Responsibility to Protect

Global Politics and the Responsibility to Protect

Collier, P. (2007), The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and
What Can be Done About It (Oxford: Oxford University Press). Collier, P. (2009),
Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places (London: The Bodley ...

Author: Alex J. Bellamy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136868634

Category: History

Page: 256

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This book provides an in-depth introduction to, and analysis of, the issues relating to the implementation of the recent Responsibility to Protect principle in international relations The Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) has come a long way in a short space of time. It was endorsed by the General Assembly of the UN in 2005, and unanimously reaffirmed by the Security Council in 2006 (Resolution 1674) and 2009 (Resolution 1894). UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has identified the challenge of implementing RtoP as one of the cornerstones of his Secretary-Generalship. The principle has also become part of the working language of international engagement with humanitarian crises and has been debated in relation to almost every recent international crisis – including Sudan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Georgia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Darfur and Somalia. Concentrating mainly on implementation challenges including the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities, strengthening the UN’s capacity to respond, and the role of regional organizations, this book introducing readers to contemporary debates on R2P and provides the first book-length analysis of the implementation agenda. The book will be of great interest to students of the responsibility to protect, humanitarian intervention, human rights, foreign policy, security studies and IR and politics in general.
Categories: History

Community Practice Skills

Community Practice Skills

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Collier, Paul. 2009. Wars, Guns and
Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places. New York: Harper/ HarperCollins.
Common Cause. 2007 Public Financing in States. http://www.commoncause.org/
site/pp ...

Author: Dorothy N Gamble

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231520928

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Dorothy N. Gamble and Marie Weil differentiate among a range of intervention methods to provide a comprehensive and effective guide to working with communities. Presenting eight distinct models grounded in current practice and targeted toward specific goals, Gamble and Weil take an unusually inclusive step, combining their own extensive experience with numerous case and practice examples from talented practitioners in international and domestic settings. The authors open with a discussion of the theories for community work and the values of social justice and human rights, concerns that have guided the work of activists from Jane Addams and Martin Luther King Jr. to Cesar Chavez, Wangari Maathai, and Vandana Shiva. They survey the concepts, knowledge, and perspectives influencing community practice and evaluation strategies. Descriptions of eight practice models follow, incorporating real-life case examples from many parts of the world and demonstrating multiple applications for each model as well as the primary roles, competencies, and skills used by the practitioner. Complexities and variations encourage readers to determine, through comparative analysis, which model at which time best fits the goals of a community group or organization, given the context, culture, social, economic, and environmental issues and opportunities for change. An accompanying workbook stressing empowerment strategies and skills development is also available from Columbia University Press.
Categories: Social Science

Green about Green

Green about Green

3 See: P. Collier, Wars, Guns, and Votes. Democracy in Dangerous Places, New
York etc.: Harper Perennial, 2009 (pages 239-240); also: A. Perry, Falling off the
Edge. Globalization, World Peace and Other Lies, London: Pan Books, 2010.

Author: Joseph Soeters

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146979506X

Category: Travel

Page: 120

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What do you really know about what happens in NATO’s and UN’s military missions? What do nationwide broadcasting and newspapers not tell you? This book provides a look behind the screen seen through the lens of an outsider. It contains fascinating stories with unexpected observations about military life in Afghanistan, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia, Congo, Japan, Jamaica, Lebanon, Liberia, Northern Ireland and Taiwan. Those stories are not just simple travel stories, nor are they journalism or short stories with the twist of a famous writer, they are not academic analysis or criticism, no treatise in international relations, it is no magic realism, nor an ego- or emo-document, and they are no horror stories... the stories in this book are in fact a bit of everything...
Categories: Travel

Afghanistan Pakistan and Strategic Change

Afghanistan  Pakistan and Strategic Change

6 See Paul Collier, Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places (
New York: Harper Perennial, 2009), Joachim Krause and Charles King Mallory IV
(eds), International State Building and 7 8 9 Reconstruction Efforts. Experience ...

Author: Joachim Krause

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134513543

Category: History

Page: 352

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The region encompassing Afghanistan and Pakistan (Af/Pak region) is undergoing a fundamental strategic change. This book analyses the nature of this strategic change, in ordre to seek possible future scenarios and to examine policy options. It also undertakes a critical review of the basic elements of the Western strategic approach towards dealing with regional conflicts in all parts of the world, with special emphasis on the Af/Pak region. Dealing with the political developments i one of the most volatile regions in the world – Afghanistan and Pakistan – the volume focuses on Western strategic concerns. The withdrawal of ISAF by 2014 will change the overall political setting and the work addresses the challenges that will result for Western policymakers thereafter. It examines the cases of Afghanistan and Pakistan separately, and also looks at the broader region and tries to identify different outcomes. This book will be of much interest to students of Central and South Asian politics, strategic studies, foreign policy and security studies generally.
Categories: History

Development Challenges South South Solutions June 2009 Issue

Development Challenges  South South Solutions  June 2009 Issue

Website: http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11700
Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places n by Paul Collier,
Publisher: Bodley Head Website: www.amazon.com The Trouble With Aid: Why
Less ...

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Development Challenges, South-South Solutions is the monthly e-newsletter of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation in UNDP (www.southerninnovator.org). It has been published every month since 2006. Its sister publication, Southern Innovator magazine, has been published since 2011.
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The Plundered Planet

The Plundered Planet

Paul Collier's The Bottom Billion was greeted as groundbreaking when it appeared in 2007, winning the Estoril Distinguished Book Prize, the Arthur Ross Book Award, and the Lionel Gelber Prize.

Author: Paul Collier

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199752893

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Paul Collier's The Bottom Billion was greeted as groundbreaking when it appeared in 2007, winning the Estoril Distinguished Book Prize, the Arthur Ross Book Award, and the Lionel Gelber Prize. Now, in The Plundered Planet, Collier builds upon his renowned work on developing countries and the world's poorest populations to confront the global mismanagement of natural resources. Proper stewardship of natural assets and liabilities is a matter of planetary urgency: natural resources have the potential either to transform the poorest countries or to tear them apart, while the carbon emissions and agricultural follies of the developed world could further impoverish them. The Plundered Planet charts a course between unchecked profiteering on the one hand and environmental romanticism on the other to offer realistic and sustainable solutions to dauntingly complex issues. Grounded in a belief in the power of informed citizens, Collier proposes a series of international standards that would help poor countries rich in natural assets better manage those resources, policy changes that would raise world food supply, and a clear-headed approach to climate change that acknowledges the benefits of industrialization while addressing the need for alternatives to carbon trading. Revealing how all of these forces interconnect, The Plundered Planet charts a way forward to avoid the mismanagement of the natural world that threatens our future.
Categories: Business & Economics

The SAIS Review of International Affairs

The SAIS Review of International Affairs

Four African countries – South Africa , Namibia , Botswana , and Swaziland do
not feature on Collier's list of countries in the bottom billion . They are bona ...
Review of Wars , Guns and Votes : Democracy in Dangerous Places by Paul
Collier .

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Categories: World politics

OSCE yearbook

OSCE yearbook

The Challenges of Post-War Democratic Transition Promoting democracy in post-
conflict states is not an easy task. Firstly, the process of ... Democratization and
Nationalist Conflict, New York 2000; Paul Collier, Wars, Guns, and Votes.
Democracy in Dangerous Places, New York 2009, Havard Hegre Tanja Ellingsen
/Scott Gates/Nils Peter Gleditsch, Toward a Democratic Peace? Democracy,
Political ...

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Categories: European cooperation

Development Outreach

Development Outreach

RACIN HANROTLARI WARS , GUNS , AND VOTES : Democracy in Dangerous
Places , WARS , GUNS by Paul Collier . Harper , 2009 . Paul Collier investigates
the violence AND VOTES and poverty in the small , remote countries at the ...

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ISBN: UCBK:C095212704

Category: Economic assistance

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Categories: Economic assistance

The Literary Review

The Literary Review

WARS, GUNS AND VOTES: DEMOCRACY IN DANGEROUS PLACES × By Paul
Collier (The Bodley Head 255pp /20) IT IS ALWAYS a pleasure to discover Paul
Collier's latest thoughts. I have read far too many books on international ...

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The Economist

The Economist

Democracy in the developing world The ballot and the bottom billion Wars, Guns,
and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places. By Paul Collier. Harper Collins; 272
pages; $26.99. The Bodley Head; £20 IN THE poor world, elections often ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132678116

Category: Economic history

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Categories: Economic history

New Left Review

New Left Review

REVIEWS Paul Collier, Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places
Bodley Head: London 2009, £20, hardback 255 pp, 978 184792 o218 Paul
Collier, The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can
Be ...

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Categories: Socialism