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Paul Collier, CBE is a Professor of Economics, Director for the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford and Fellow of St Antony's College. He is the author of The Plundered Planet; Wars, Guns, and Votes; and The Bottom Billion, winner of Estoril Distinguished Book Prize, the Arthur Ross Book Award, and the Lionel Gelber Prize.


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The Bottom Billion: Why the...

3.85 avg rating — 5,923 ratings — published 2007 — 21 editions
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Wars, Guns, and Votes: Demo...

3.82 avg rating — 647 ratings — published 2009 — 19 editions
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Exodus: How Migration Is Ch...

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Plundered Planet: Why We Mu...

3.63 avg rating — 330 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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The Future of Capitalism: F...

3.85 avg rating — 261 ratings — published 2018 — 10 editions
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Breaking the Conflict Trap:...

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The Second World War (4): T...

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“Elections determine who is in power, but they do not determine how power is used.”
Paul Collier, The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It

“You are a citizen, and citizenship carries responsibilities.”
Paul Collier, The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It

“Rebels usually have something to complain about, and if they don't they make it up. All too often the really disadvantaged are in no position to rebel; they just suffer quietly.”
Paul Collier, The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It

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