The Plundered Planet: Why We Must - and How We Can - Manage Nature for Global Prosperity (Paperback)

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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-winningThe Bottom Billion, he is the author of Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy inDangerous Places.
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, inThe 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.

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ISBN 9780195395242
Genre POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
Format Paperback
Pages 271
Publisher Date 2011-11-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Copyright Year 2011
Height 8.25 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.66 lb
Language English
Subtitle Why We Must - and How We Can - Manage Nature for Global Prosperity
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Collier, Paul
Country of Origin United States

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