Developing countries face new and pressing challenges as they strive to build more effective and accountable public institutions. These difficulties differ from those experienced historically by OECD countries, yet patterns of state-society interaction, including taxation, remain central to the process. This book explores the vital links between taxation and state-building in a range of low and middle income countries, including China, Russia, Poland, Chile, Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana. It analyses whether taxation can provide the focus for constructive state-society bargaining and if global programmes of tax reform might be modified to take more account of state-building objectives.
This is a book for both scholars and policymakers. It combines rigorous scrutiny of the evidence with practical suggestions for policy change.
The contributors address two broad questions:
- How do taxation and sources of public revenue affect state-building and governance in contemporary developing countries?
- What sort of arrangements might be politically feasible to enable governments to tax more effectively, equitably and sustainably, and hence improve the chances for constructive bargaining with citizens over tax?
In this volume:
- Mass Taxation and State-Society Relations in East Africa
Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge and Ole Therkildsen
- Tax Reform and State Building in a Globalized World
Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge and Mick Moore
Legal Mobilization to Protect Women against Rape in Islamist Sudan
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar
Cahiers d'études africaines
Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for revenue generation in poor African countries
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Ole Therkildsen
Er norsk bistand rigga for støtte til sårbare statar? Lærdommar frå Somalia
Elling N. Tjønneland
European colonization and the corruption of local elites: the case of chiefs in Africa
Merima Ali, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Abdulaziz Shifa
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
Gender, regulation, and corporate social responsibility in the extractive sector: The case of Equinor’s social investments in Tanzania
Siri Lange,Victoria Wyndham
Women's Studies: International Forum
Doing global investments the Nordic way. The 'business case' for Equinor’s support to union work among its employees in Tanzania
Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology
Household Bargaining and Spending on Children: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania
Charlotte Ringdal and Ingrid Hoem Sjursen