Taxation and State-building in Developing Countries by Deborah Brautigam
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Taxation and State-building in Developing Countries
By Deborah Brautigam

Taxation and State-building in Developing Countries

Capacity and Consent

Edited by See other recent books by Deborah Brautigam See other recent books by Mick Moore See other recent books by Odd-Helge Fjeldstad
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $72.95
Your Price: $65.66 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $7.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.28 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Taxation and State-building in Developing Countries by Deborah Brautigam

Book Description

There is a widespread concern that, in some parts of the world, governments are unable to exercise effective authority. When governments fail, more sinister forces thrive: warlords, arms smugglers, narcotics enterprises, kidnap gangs, terrorist networks, armed militias. Why do governments fail? This book explores an old idea that has returned to prominence: that authority, effectiveness, accountability and responsiveness is closely related to the ways in which governments are financed. It matters that governments tax their citizens rather than live from oil revenues and foreign aid, and it matters how they tax them. Taxation stimulates demands for representation, and an effective revenue authority is the central pillar of state capacity. Using case studies from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America, this book presents and evaluates these arguments, updates theories derived from European history in the light of conditions in contemporary poorer countries, and draws conclusions for policy-makers.

Buy Taxation and State-building in Developing Countries book by Deborah Brautigam from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521716192
ISBN-10: 0521716195
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 308
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Deborah Brautigam

Will Africa Feed China? by Deborah Brautigam Will Africa Feed China?, Hardback (January 2016)

In this clear-eyed and incisive book, one of the world's leading authorities on China's relationship with Africa exposes the myths and realities of the so-called "Chinese land grab".

Dragon's Gift by Deborah Brautigam Dragon's Gift, Paperback (April 2011)

This book analyzes China's aid program and its connection to the broad range of state-sponsored development activities the Chinese call "economic cooperation." It explains what the Chinese are doing in their developmental state-sponsored economic engagement in Africa, how they do it, and why they are doing it.

Taxation and State-building in Developing Countries by Deborah Brautigam Taxation and State-building in Developing Countries, Hardback (January 2008)

Explains why taxation is a vital topic in explaining weak government in the poorer world.

» View all books by Deborah Brautigam

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Taxation and State-building in Developing Countries book by Deborah Brautigam and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Deborah Brautigam

Deborah Brautigam is Associate Professor at American University, Washington D.C. Mick Moore is Professorial Fellow in the Institute of Development Studies and Director of the Centre for the Future State at the University of Sussex. Odd-Helge Fjeldstad is Research Director at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway and Director of the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Deborah Brautigam close
Will Africa Feed China? by Deborah Brautigam
Dragon's Gift by Deborah Brautigam
Dragon's Gift by Deborah Brautigam
Taxation and State-building in Developing Countries by Deborah Brautigam
»
Recent books by Mick Moore close
Taxation and State-building in Developing Countries by Mick Moore
Taxation and State-building in Developing Countries by Mick Moore
State and Peasant Politics in Sri Lanka by Mick Moore
Elite Perceptions of Poverty and Inequality by Mick Moore
»
Recent books by Odd-Helge Fjeldstad close
Taxation and State-building in Developing Countries by Odd-Helge Fjeldstad
Taxation and State-building in Developing Countries by Odd-Helge Fjeldstad
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close