Prosperity and Violence

“[During the Cold War,] aggressively championing plans for rapid economic development, political elites in the developing world used their control over the economy to organize the polity, distributing patronage in order to stay in power… The politics of [tag]patronage[/tag] gave way to [tag]democracy[/tag], on the one hand, and on the other, political violence.”

– [tag]Robert Bates[/tag] in [tag]Prosperity and Violence[/tag]: The [tag]Political Economy of Development[/tag]


Also see: Did the World Bank’s Development Efforts Fail in Kenya?, Two Africas, Where is the international law with: NAFTA?


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