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作者 Mills, Greg, 1962- author
書名 Why states recover : changing walking societies into winning nations -- from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe / Greg Mills
出版項 London : Hurst & Company, 2014
國際標準書號 1849044619
9781849044615 (pbk.)
book jacket
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 人文社會聯圖  HD82 .M468 2014    在架上    30610020451969
說明 xiv, 689 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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附註 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 -- headed by warlords -- around the spoils of local commerce, power and international aid. At the other end of the scale is Malawi. During President Bingu's 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, the economy broken. Between these two extremes of state failure are all manner of examples. Drawing on research in more than thirty countries, incorporating interviews with a dozen leaders Mills disaggregates state failure and identifies instances of recovery in Latin America, Asia and Africa. All the while he returns to his key questions: how do countries recover, and what roles ought insiders and outsiders play to aid that process?--Jacket
Includes bibliographical references and index
主題 Economic history
Economic development
Nation-building
Social history
Asia -- Economic conditions
Asia -- Politics and government
Africa -- Economic conditions
Africa -- Politics and government
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