Tropical Gangsters

Author: Robert Klitgaard
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The former head of a multi-million dollar economic development program in the Equatorial Guinea recounts his struggles against government corruption, capitalist adventures, and bankrupt economic theories
Tropical Gangsters
Language: en
Pages: 281
Authors: Robert Klitgaard
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990-10-14 - Publisher:

The former head of a multi-million dollar economic development program in the Equatorial Guinea recounts his struggles against government corruption, capitalist adventures, and bankrupt economic theories
Tropical Gangsters
Language: en
Pages: 281
Authors: Robert E. Klitgaard
Categories: Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: I.B.Tauris

Klitgard, a former professor of economics at Harvard, describes his experiences in Equatorial Guinea, a country in which corruption flourishes among capitalist adventurers and government officials. This book describes the difficulties of implementing a development plan in such conditions.
Gangster States
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: K. Hirschfeld
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-09 - Publisher: Springer

The author draws on behavioral ecology to predict the evolution of organized crime in unregulated systems of exchange and the further development of racketeer economies into unstable kleptocratic states. The result is a new model that explains the expansion and contraction of political-economic complexity in prehistoric and contemporary societies.
Never Again
Language: en
Pages: 524
Authors: Emma Etuk
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-05 - Publisher: iUniverse

In this book, you will learn how Africa is greatly endowed and blessed, her contributions to world civilization, experiences with colonialism and neo-colonialism, her need to excel, produce or perish, the lessons from history and Never Again.
Biodiversity II
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: A Joseph Henry Press book
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-10-16 - Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

"The book before you . . . carries the urgent warning that we are rapidly altering and destroying the environments that have fostered the diversity of life forms for more than a billion years." With those words, Edward O. Wilson opened the landmark volume Biodiversity (National Academy Press, 1988). Despite