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The Future of Capitalism Facing the New Anxieties

The Future of Capitalism Facing the New Anxieties

Author: Paul Collier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

*FEATURED IN BILL GATES'S 2019 SUMMER READING RECOMMENDATIONS* '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, 2001 In this bold work of intellectual trespass, Paul Collier, a distinguished economist, ventures onto the terrain of ethics to explain what's gone wrong with capitalism, and how to fix it. To heal the divide between metropolitan elites and the left-behind, he argues, we need to rediscover an ethic of belonging, patriotism, and reciprocity. Offering inventive solutions to our current impasse, Collier shows how economics at its best is inseparable from moral and political philosophy' - Michael Sandel, author of What Money Can't Buy and Justice For thirty years, the centre left of politics has been searching for a narrative that makes sense of the market economy. This book provides it - John Kay, Fellow of St John's College, Oxford and the author of Obliquity and Other People's Money For well-to-do metropolitans, capitalism is the gift that goes on giving. For others, capitalism is not working. Paul Collier deploys passion, pragmatism and good economics in equal measure to chart an alternative to the divisions tearing apart so many western countries. -Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England

Future of Capitalism

Future of Capitalism

Author: Paul Collier Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2018

El club de la miseria

El club de la miseria

Author: Paul Collier Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

El mundo es cada vez menos pobre en general: la verdadera crisis radica en unos 50 "e;estados fallidos"e;, que suman unos mil millones de personas: esos mil millones que siempre estan en la parte baja de todas las tablas. Con este libro, Collier arroja nueva luz sobre ese grupo de pequeas naciones, a las que el mundo occidental deja "e;por imposibles"e; y que se enfrentan, en muchos casos, a una situacin lmite. Seala las trampas que les impiden superar sus problemas: guerras civiles, corrupcin, excesiva dependencia de los recursos naturales, malas compaas de sus pases vecinos...

Guerra en el club de la miseria

Guerra en el club de la miseria

Author: Paul Collier Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

Paul Collier sigue la senda trazada en su exito anterior, El club de la miseria (Turner, 2008), centrandose en las guerras y golpes de estado: su triste recurrencia, sus razones y sus posibles soluciones. En su linea imaginativa, sensata y politicamente incorrecta, Collier argumenta por que la democracia "e;al estilo occidental"e; puede ser una trampa para los paises subdesarrollados, y analiza con datos de primera mano la tensa situacion politica de las naciones mas pobres del mundo. Lectura fundamental para todos los interesados en el desarrollo y la cooperacin, y una lectura apasionante sobre el mundo en el que vivimos y sus males de fondo.

Exodo

Exodo

Author: Paul Collier Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

El exodo de cada individuo es un triunfo del espiritu, el valor y el ingenio humano sobre las barreras que imponen los ricos. Desde este punto de vista, cualquier politica migratoria que no sea la de puertas abiertas parece miserable. No obstante, la propia inmigracion tambien puede tildarse de egoista: los emprendedores dejan a su suerte a los menos capacitados. En este ensayo Paul Collier intenta responder a todas las preguntas que plantea el movimiento migratorio, prestando especial atencin al lado que nunca vemos: el de los que quedan atrs. Con rigor y sin ms dramatismo que el que aportan los datos, construye el marco esencial para comprender la emigracin en relacin con la desigualdad.

Exodus Immigration and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century

Exodus Immigration and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century

Author: Paul Collier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2014

Exodus is an insightful, expert foray into the explosive issue of immigration, from Paul Collier, award-winning economist and author of The Bottom Billion Mass international migration is a response to extreme global inequality, and immigration has a profound impact on the way we live. Yet our views - and those of our politicians - remain caught between two extremes: popular hostility to migrants, tinged by xenophobia and racism; and the view of business and liberal elites that 'open doors' are both economically and ethically imperative. With migration set to accelerate, few issues are so urgently in need of dispassionate analysis - and few are more incendiary. Here, world-renowned economist Paul Collier seeks to defuse this explosive subject. Exodus looks at how people from the world's poorest societies struggle to migrate to the rich West: the effects on those left behind and on the host societies, and explores the impulses and thinking that inform Western immigration policy. Migration, he concludes, is a fact, and we urgently need to think clearly about its possibilities and challenges: it is not a question of whether migration is good or bad, but how much is best? 'Exodus is an important book and one I have been waiting to read for many years ... [it is] a work that is humane and hard-headed about one of the greatest issues of our times' - David Goodhart, Sunday Times 'Paul Collier is one of the world's most thoughtful economists. His books consistently illuminate and provoke. Exodus is no exception' - Economist 'Tinged with poignancy ... a humane and sensible voice in a highly toxic debate' - Colin Kidd, Guardian Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University and a former director of Development Research at the World Bank. He is the author of, among others, the award-winning The Bottom Billion and The Plundered Planet.

Second World War (4)

Second World War (4)

Author: Paul Collier Format: eBook Release Date: 06/06/2014

This book explores the idea that the Mediterranean theater of the Second World War was the first truly modern war. It was a highly mobile conflict, in which logistics were a critical and often deciding factor, and from the very beginning a close relationship between the land, sea, and air elements was vital. Victory could not be achieved by either side unless the three services worked in intimate cooperation. Each side advanced and withdrew across 1,000 miles of desert until the Axis forces were decisively defeated at El Alamein in 1942.

Plundered Nations? Successes and Failures in Natural Resource Extraction

Plundered Nations? Successes and Failures in Natural Resource Extraction

Author: Paul Collier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2011

This book consists of eight case studies investigating the political economy of the decision chain involved in natural resource extraction in resource-rich countries, where plunder rather than prosperity has become the norm. Some case studies reveal successes, while others show the decision chain to have failed disastrously.

The Plundered Planet How to Reconcile Prosperity With Nature

The Plundered Planet How to Reconcile Prosperity With Nature

Author: Paul Collier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2011

In The Plundered Planet: How to Reconcile Prosperity with Nature Paul Collier proposes a radical and often counter-intuitive rethink of international policy in order to combat global poverty and environmental devastation. How can we help poorer countries become richer without harming the planet? Is there a way of reconciling prosperity with nature? World-renowned economist Paul Collier offers smart, surprising and above all realistic answers to this dilemma. Steering a path between the desires of unchecked profiteering and the romantic views of environmentalists, he explores creative ways to deal with poverty, overpopulation and climate change - showing that the solutions needn't cost the earth. 'A practical handbook for ending world poverty. He wants us to read the evidence, not wear slogans on our T-shirts' Sunday Times 'Collier and his team have researched the detail ... If you want to help the world, stem your bleeding heart and tell your broker to switch your funds to Emerging Markets (Africa)' Sunday Telegraph 'An intriguing take on how western nations can stop poor countries rich in resources from being exploited' Observer 'Anyone looking for a primer on how best to exploit the riches of nature could do worse than reading this introduction to the problem' Economist 'Paul Collier must be read if one is to begin to understand the most vital contemporary arguments' Bob Geldof Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University and a former director of Development Research at the World Bank. In addition to the award-winning The Bottom Billion, he is the author of Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places.

Wars, Guns and Votes Democracy in Dangerous Places

Wars, Guns and Votes Democracy in Dangerous Places

Author: Paul Collier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

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.

Economic Policy Options for a Prosperous Nigeria

Economic Policy Options for a Prosperous Nigeria

Author: Paul Collier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2008

This book demonstrates that there is sufficient evidence on the Nigerian economy and society to inform many policy issues, and reveals the current problems and policy options that a democratic Nigeria will need to debate and resolve. It presents an agenda of reform as unfinished business.

Risk and Management Accounting Best Practice Guidelines for Enterprise-Wide Internal Control Procedures

Risk and Management Accounting Best Practice Guidelines for Enterprise-Wide Internal Control Procedures

Author: Paul Collier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2006

This CIMA research report builds on a pilot study undertaken by the authors. A framework for risk management was developed as a result of the research. This research report describes the results of a major survey-based research study entitled 'Risk and Management Accounting: The development of best practice guidelines for enterprise-wide internal control procedures to identify and manage risk; the contribution of and the consequences for management accountants'.

Understanding Civil War Evidence and Analysis - Africa

Understanding Civil War Evidence and Analysis - Africa

Author: Paul Collier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2005

The two volumes of Understanding Civil War build upon the World Bank's prior research on conflict and violence, particularly on the work of Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler, whose model of civil war onset has sparked much discussion on the relationship between conflict and development in what came to be known as the greed versus grievance debate. The authors systematically apply the Collier-Hoeffler model to 15 countries in 6 different regions of the world, using a comparative case study methodology to revise and expand upon economic models of civil war. The book concludes that the 'greed' versus 'grievance' debate should be abandoned for a more complex model that considers greed and grievance as inextricably fused motives for civil war.

Understanding Civil War Evidence and Analysis - Europe, Central Asia, and Other Regions

Understanding Civil War Evidence and Analysis - Europe, Central Asia, and Other Regions

Author: Paul Collier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2005

The two volumes of Understanding Civil War build upon the World Bank's prior research on conflict and violence, particularly on the work of Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler, whose model of civil war onset has sparked much discussion on the relationship between conflict and development in what came to be known as the greed versus grievance debate. The authors systematically apply the Collier-Hoeffler model to 15 countries in 6 different regions of the world, using a comparative case study methodology to revise and expand upon economic models of civil war. The book concludes that the greed versus grievance debate should be abandoned for a more complex model that considers greed and grievance as inextricably fused motives for civil war.

The Second World War, Vol. 4 The Mediterranean 1940-1945

The Second World War, Vol. 4 The Mediterranean 1940-1945

Author: Paul Collier Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2003

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Natural Resources and Violent Conflict Options and Actions

Natural Resources and Violent Conflict Options and Actions

Author: Paul Collier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2003

Violent conflict can spell catastrophe for developing countries and their neighbors, stunting and even reversing the course of economic growth. Recent World Bank research on the causes of conflict and civil war finds that the countries most likely to be blighted by conflict are those whose economies depend heavily on natural resources. Natural Resources and Violent Conflict: Options and Actions first explains the links between resource dependence conflict and then considers what can be done to help reduce the risk of civil war in these nations. In this collection of previously unpublished essays by experts in the field, contributors consider the risks of corruption, secessionist movements, and rebel financing. They also consider the roles played by government, the development community, and the country's population and propose an agenda for global action. Focusing on what we can do collectively to diminish the likelihood of civil war, contributors to this volume suggest practical approaches and policies that could be adopted by the international community-from financial and resource reporting procedures to commodity tracking systems and enforcement techniques, including sanctions, certification requirements, and aid conditionality. A fascinating look at the results of important new World Bank research, this book represents an important addition to the dialogue on development.

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