Paul Collier investigates the violence and poverty in the small, remote countries at the lowest level of the world economy. 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.
ISBN: 9780061479632; ISBN10: 0061479632. Harper Collins. 272 pp.