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on 12 February 2012
Great insight in why rulers act the way they do depending on who they need to survive. Lots of examples including Rawlings of Ghana, the (early) United States, Burma, Mubutu, recent uprisings in the Middle East etc. etc. Based on research this well written and entertaing book offers an explanation for the suffering in large parts of the world dispite of aid efforts. It also points out strategies for improvement.
These findings not only apply at the state level, but allso to corporations. This allso gives a fresh perspective on corporat governance and the discussion on bonusses.