Sharing the Blame: The Global Roots of Bad Government

Author:   Mick Moore
Publisher:   Zed Books Ltd
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9781842777961


Pages:   128
Publication Date:   01 January 2008
Format:   Hardback
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This is a thought-provoking and ultimately optimistic book about the future of developing countries. The author argues that many of the causes of ' bad government' in these countries lie in inequality in the global economy and in the ways rich and powerful countries, and the international institutions they control, impact on small, poor and fragile countries. The book examines: How financial surpluses obtained from oil, gas and minerals exports can corrupt Southern political systems The narcotics policies imposed by the North The arms trade Money laundering through off-shore financial havens and globalization of finance The emergence of large private military corporations Corruption instigated by multinational corporations The North's provision of development aid These factors, the author argues, interact with one another. He draws the lesson that there is much that rich countries like the US, Britain, and the rest of the EU can do to reform their own policies and the global institutional environment to facilitate better governance, and so better development prospects in the south.

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Author:   Mick Moore
Publisher:   Zed Books Ltd
Imprint:   Zed Books Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 2.80cm , Length: 21.00cm
Weight:   0.454kg
ISBN:  

9781842777961


ISBN 10:   1842777963
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   01 January 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

* Introduction*1. Bad Government; Good Government.*2. A Different History*3. Curses: Oil, Diamonds, Bauxite, Coltan and All that Stuff*4. More Inflammations and Irritations*5. Blessings?* Conclusion

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Mick Moore is Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex; and Director, Centre for the Future State. His most recent books are 'Changing Paths: International Development and the New Politics of Inclusion' (co-edited with Peter Houtzager), Michigan University Press, 2003; and 'Elite Perceptions of Poverty and Inequality' (coedited with Elisa P. Reis), Zed Books, 2005.

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