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message 1: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (lluvyi) | 6 comments Mod
Hi everyone and welcome to the "International Affairs" group! I started out with Collier's the Bottom Billion as I had started reading it and felt the need to discuss it with others.

The book frustrates me in the sense that I feel like it has not been well researched and Collier makes big assumptions throughout the book based on this very thin research. I am very curious to hear your thoughts!


message 2: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (lluvyi) | 6 comments Mod
I found these interesting reviews which I think are worth reading if you read The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It:

"Popular Development Economics - An Anthropologist among the Mandarins"
http://www.yale.edu/anthro/anthropolo...

"Smart Samaritans"
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/article...


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