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Fanget i fattigdom? En opfølgning på Colliers forudsigelser om verdens fattigste milliard

Jensen, Rasmus Walther LU (2019) FKVK02 20191
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Is the bottom billion really stuck at the bottom – stuck in poverty without possibilities to
escape? This study follows up on predictions made by Paul Collier in his famous 2007-
book The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done
About It, in which he states that the following four poverty traps keeps the world’s
poorest countries poor: conflict, natural resources, being landlocked, and bad governance.
Taking a hypothetico-deductive approach, it is first examined, whether the 58 bottom
billion countries have been trapped in economic stagnation or decline in the period 2014-
2017. Surprisingly, the study finds that 42 of the countries have experienced economic
growth over those four years, thus... (More)
Is the bottom billion really stuck at the bottom – stuck in poverty without possibilities to
escape? This study follows up on predictions made by Paul Collier in his famous 2007-
book The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done
About It, in which he states that the following four poverty traps keeps the world’s
poorest countries poor: conflict, natural resources, being landlocked, and bad governance.
Taking a hypothetico-deductive approach, it is first examined, whether the 58 bottom
billion countries have been trapped in economic stagnation or decline in the period 2014-
2017. Surprisingly, the study finds that 42 of the countries have experienced economic
growth over those four years, thus contradicting Collier’s claims. It is then investigated,
whether Collier’s theory of governance turnaround can explain why several postconflict
countries are among the growing countries. However, that does not seem to be the case. (Less)
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author
Jensen, Rasmus Walther LU
supervisor
organization
course
FKVK02 20191
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
poverty, development, growth, Collier, bottom billion, turnaround
language
Danish
id
8977771
date added to LUP
2019-09-06 10:23:08
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2019-09-06 10:23:08
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  abstract     = {Is the bottom billion really stuck at the bottom – stuck in poverty without possibilities to
escape? This study follows up on predictions made by Paul Collier in his famous 2007-
book The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done
About It, in which he states that the following four poverty traps keeps the world’s
poorest countries poor: conflict, natural resources, being landlocked, and bad governance.
Taking a hypothetico-deductive approach, it is first examined, whether the 58 bottom
billion countries have been trapped in economic stagnation or decline in the period 2014-
2017. Surprisingly, the study finds that 42 of the countries have experienced economic
growth over those four years, thus contradicting Collier’s claims. It is then investigated,
whether Collier’s theory of governance turnaround can explain why several postconflict
countries are among the growing countries. However, that does not seem to be the case.},
  author       = {Jensen, Rasmus Walther},
  keyword      = {poverty,development,growth,Collier,bottom billion,turnaround},
  language     = {dan},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Fanget i fattigdom? En opfølgning på Colliers forudsigelser om verdens fattigste milliard},
  year         = {2019},
}