Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty



Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?

Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are?

Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other…

Why Nations Fail

ISBN 10 : 9781847654618
ISBN 13 : 1847654614

Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012. Why are some nations more prosperous than others? Why Nations Fail sets out to answer th..

The Origins Of Political Order

ISBN 10 : 9781847652812
ISBN 13 : 1847652816

Nations are not trapped by their pasts, but events that happened hundreds or even thousands of years ago continue to exert huge influence on present-day politics. If we are to unde..

Economic Origins Of Dictatorship And Democracy

ISBN 10 : 0521855268
ISBN 13 : 9780521855266

This book systematically explains why some countries are democracies while others are not...

The Bottom Billion

ISBN 10 : 9780198042549
ISBN 13 : 019804254X

In the universally acclaimed and award-winning The Bottom Billion, Paul Collier reveals that fifty failed states--home to the poorest one billion people on Earth--pose the central ..

Violence And Social Orders

ISBN 10 : 9781139476065
ISBN 13 : 1139476068

All societies must deal with the possibility of violence, and they do so in different ways. This book integrates the problem of violence into a larger social science and historical..

World Order

ISBN 10 : 9780143127710
ISBN 13 : 0143127713

Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. There has never been a true "world order," Kissinger observes. For mos..

Fixing Failed States

ISBN 10 : 9780199711567
ISBN 13 : 0199711569

Today between forty and sixty nations, home to more than one billion people, have either collapsed or are teetering on the brink of failure. The world's worst problems--terrorism, ..

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