Book Description: â€śCollier has made a substantial contribution to current discussions. His evidence-based approach is a worthwhile corrective to the assumptions about democracy that too often tend to dominate when Western policy makers talk about the bottom billion.â€ť â€”The New York Times Book Review â€śBefore President Obama makes a move he would do well to read Professor Paul Collierâ€™s Wars, Guns, and Votes. . . Unlike many academics Collier comes up with very concrete proposals and some ingenious solutions.â€ť â€” The Times (London) In Wars, Guns, and Votes, esteemed author Paul Collier offers a groundbreaking, radical look at the worldâ€™s most violent, corrupt societies, how they got that way, and what can be done to break the cycle. George Soros calls Paul Collier â€śone of the most original minds in the world today,â€ť and Wars, Guns, and Votes, like Collierâ€™s previous award-winning book The Bottom Billion, is essential reading for anyone interested in current events, war, poverty, economics, or international business.