Paul Collier's proposition that current commodity booms are the single
most important issue for the bottom billion is compelling. His framework
for a regime of international law and codes to govern commodity booms is
worthy of careful consideration by the international community, a
community in a season of change in leadership, vision, and potentially
direction. With leadership change and transition at the World Bank and
the United Nations, and in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United
States, Collier's examination of the potential to use commodity booms to
transform the developing world is instructive and persuasive in guiding us
to look to the past for lessons and to the future with a vision embracing
greater roles for international law and voluntary codes.
Marisa B. Van Saanen,
Paul Collier, Laws and Codes for the 'Resource Curse',
Yale Hum. Rts. & Dev. L.J.
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