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In his new edition of Prosperity and Violence , Robert Bates continues to
investigate the relationship between political order and economic growth. As
power and politics play a role in every society, rich or poor, Bates argues it
is the reorganization of coercion--not its extinction--that underpins the
security needed for investment. Although history makes clear that political
structures can be used for destructive ends, it also demonstrates their
importance in ensuring the peace needed for prosperity. In this revised
edition, Bates strengthens his critique of development studies and development
agencies, basing it on his analysis of the nature of states that emerged