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Why States Recover - Changing Walking Societies into Winning Nations, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (Paperback) Loot Price: R451 Discovery Miles 4 510
Why States Recover - Changing Walking Societies into Winning Nations, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (Paperback): Greg Mills
Why States Recover - Changing Walking Societies into Winning Nations, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (Paperback): Greg Mills

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Why States Recover - Changing Walking Societies into Winning Nations, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (Paperback)

Greg Mills

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State failure takes many forms. Somalia offers one extreme. A collapse of central authority as the outcome of a prolonged civil war, where authority descends into competing factions - warlords - around the spoils of local commerce, power and international aid. At the other end of the scale is Malawi under President Bingu. During his abbreviated second term in office, the country's economy collapsed as a result of poor policies and personalised politics. On the surface, save the petrol queues, it was stable; underneath, the polity was fractured and the economy broken. Between these two extremes of state failure are all manner of examples. This book uses field-work based case-studies of more than thirty countries, incorporating interviews with a dozen leaders, to disaggregate various state failures and identify instances of recovery - from Latin America, Asia and Africa, including Afghanistan, Congo, Sierra Leone, Kosovo, Somalia and Somaliland, Venezuela and Zimbabwe - while focusing on a key question: How do countries recover and what roles are there for insiders and outsiders?

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Imprint: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2014
Authors: Greg Mills
Dimensions: 216 x 141 x 32mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 689
ISBN-13: 978-1-84904-461-5
Barcode: 9781849044615
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Comparative politics
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Development studies
LSN: 1-84904-461-9

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