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              The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties

              The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties (Paperback)

              By Collier, Paul

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              'This is a beautifully written and important book. Read it' Martin Wolf, Financial Times From world-renowned economist Paul Collier, a candid diagnosis of the failures of capitalism and a pragmatic and realistic vision for how we can repair it Deep new rifts are tearing apart the... fabric of Britain and other Western societies: thriving cities versus the provinces, the highly skilled elite versus the less educated, wealthy versus developing countries. As these divides deepen, we have lost the sense of ethical obligation to others that was crucial to the rise of post-war social democracy. So far these rifts have been answered only by the revivalist ideologies of populism and socialism, leading to the seismic upheavals of Trump, Brexit and the return of the far right in Germany. We have heard many critiques of capitalism but no one has laid out a realistic way to fix it, until now. In a passionate and polemical book, celebrated economist Paul Collier outlines brilliantly original and ethical ways of healing these rifts - economic, social and cultural - with the cool head of pragmatism, rather than the fervour of ideological revivalism. He reveals how he has personally lived across these three divides, moving from working-class Sheffield to hyper-competitive Oxford, and working between Britain and Africa, and acknowledges some of the failings of his profession. Drawing on his own solutions as well as ideas from some of the world's most distinguished social scientists, he shows us how to save capitalism from itself - and free ourselves from the intellectual baggage of the 20th century. These times are in desperate need of Paul Collier's insights. The Future of Capitalism restores common sense to our views of morality, as it also describes their critical role in what makes families, organizations, and nations work. It is the most revolutionary work of social science since Keynes. Let's hope it will also be the most influential - George Akerlof, Nobel Laureate in Economics,
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              ISBN 9780141987255
              Released AU 20 Jul 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
               

              The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It (Hardback)

              By Collier, Paul

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              Global poverty, Collier argues, is actually falling quite rapidly. The real crisis lies in a group of about 50 failing states, the bottom billion, whose problems defy traditional approaches to alleviating poverty. He contends that these failed states pose the core challenge of th...e developing world in the 21st century.
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              ISBN 9780195311457
              Released AU 1 Apr 2007
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Peasants and Governments: An Economic Analysis
               

              Peasants and Governments: An Economic Analysis (Hardback)

              By Bevan, David; etc.; Collier, Paul; Gunning, Jan Willem

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              This study addresses issues of economics, principally the relationship between macro and micro economics, by analyzing the impact of an external macro shock on two developing countries. These countries have much in common, but their governmental organizations and objectives diffe...r sharply.
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              ISBN 9780198286219
              Released AU 25 Jan 1990
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Trade Shocks in Developing Countries: Volume I: Africa
               

              Trade Shocks in Developing Countries: Volume I: Africa (Hardback)

              By Collier, Paul; Gunning, Jan Willem; Associates

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              The first volume of a comparative study of trade shocks covering 23 countries. This volume examines Africa, and challenges the common generalizations. Trade shocks are shown to lead to high savings rates, though policy errors often mean windfalls actually lead to a reduction in o...utput.
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              ISBN 9780198293385
              Released AU 1 Oct 1998
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Series Trade Shocks in Developing Countries
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              Greed Is Dead: Politics After Individualism
               

              Greed Is Dead: Politics After Individualism (Hardback)

              By Collier, Paul; Kay, John

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              The idea that people are basically driven by individualism and economic incentives, and that prosperity and good societies come from top-down leadership, has dominated politics for the last thirty years (from some perspectives, much longer). This book shows that the age of homo e...conomicus and centralisation is coming to an end. Instead, Collier and Kay argue that community and mutuality will be the drivers of successful societies in the future - as they are already in some parts of the world. They show how politics can reverse the move to extremes of right and left in recent years, that the centre can hold, and that if we think differently we can find common ground to the benefit of all.
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              ISBN 9780241467954
              Released AU 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System

              Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System (Hardback)

              By Betts, Alexander; Collier, Paul

              An eye-opening account of the migrant crisis which shows why our global refugee regime is broken and how it can be fixed Europe is facing its greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War, yet the institutions responding to it remain virtually unchanged from those created in... the post-war era. As neighbouring countries continue to bear the brunt of the Syrian catastrophe, European governments have enacted a series of ill-considered gestures, from shutting their borders to welcoming refugees without a plan for their safe passage or integration upon arrival. With a deepening crisis and a xenophobic backlash in Europe, it is time for a new vision for refuge. Going beyond the scenes of desperation which have become all-too-familiar in the past few years, Alexander Betts and Paul Collier show that this crisis offers an opportunity for reform if international policy-makers focus on delivering humane, effective and sustainable outcomes - both for Europe and for countries that border conflict zones. Refugees need more than simply food, tents and blankets, and research demonstrates that they can offer tangible economic benefits to their adopted countries if given the right to work and education. An urgent and necessary work, Refuge sets out an alternative vision that can empower refugees to help themselves, contribute to their host societies, and even rebuild their countries of origin.
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              ISBN 9780241289235
              Released AU 18 Apr 2017
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Struggle for South Sudan: Challenges of Security and State Formation

              The Struggle for South Sudan: Challenges of Security and State Formation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Kuol, Luka Biong Deng; Logan, Sarah; Foreword by Collier, Paul

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              Policy and development perspectives on the ongoing struggle in South Sudan

              ISBN 9781788315180
              Released AU 21 Feb 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series International Library of African Studies
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              The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It

              The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Collier, Paul

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              In this acclaimed and award-winning work, Collier shines much-needed light on a group of small nations--home to the poorest one billion people on Earth--that pose the central challenge of the developing world in the 21st century.

              ISBN 9780195373387
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780195374636
              Released AU 1 Jan 2009
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
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              Uganda's Recovery: The Role of Farms, Firms and Government
               

              Uganda's Recovery: The Role of Farms, Firms and Government (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bank, World; Volume editor Reinikka, Ritva; Collier, Paul

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              Uganda's recovery over the past 15 years from economic decline, conflict, and repressive government to macroeconomic stability, high growth, and considerable political freedom signifies a major turnaround in Africa. What makes Uganda's postconflict recovery significant is that it... coincides with one of the most ambitious programs of economic liberalization on the African continent.This book focuses on postconflict recovery and economic liberalization. This book also provides a detailed discussion of the many issues policymakers have to consider when they try to guide a country out of a tragic past. It highlights the complexity of the interconnections and tradeoffs involved. The responses of a wide range of actors in the economy, namely, households, firms, and the government are analyzed.This book brings together a number of mostly microeconomic studies on the Ugandan experience of postconflict recovery and economic liberalization. The individual studies incorporate the most recent thinking, theory, and analytical techniques in a number of areas and apply them to one country.
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              ISBN 9780821346648
              Released AU 28 Feb 2001
              Publisher CoInfo Book Services
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              Series World Bank Regional & Sectoral Studies
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              Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System

              Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System (Paperback)

              By Betts, Alexander; Collier, Paul

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              Europe is facing its greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War, yet the institutions responding to it remain virtually unchanged from those created in the post-war era. Going beyond the scenes of desperation which have become all-too-familiar in the past few years, Alexa...nder Betts and Paul Collier show that this crisis offers an opportunity for reform if international policy-makers focus on delivering humane, effective and sustainable outcomes - both for Europe and for countries that border conflict zones. Refugees need more than simply food, tents and blankets, and research demonstrates that they can offer tangible economic benefits to their adopted countries if given the right to work and education. Refuge sets out an alternative vision that can empower refugees to help themselves, contribute to their host societies, and even rebuild their countries of origin.
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              ISBN 9780141984704
              Released AU 16 Apr 2018
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 19+ years
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