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Taxation, responsiveness, and accountability in Sub-Saharan Africa : the dynamics of tax bargaining / Wilson Prichard.

Author/Creator:
Prichard, Wilson, author.
Publication:
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 297 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Taxation -- Ghana.
Taxation -- Kenya.
Taxation -- Ethiopia.
Public administration -- Ghana.
Public administration -- Kenya.
Public administration -- Ethiopia.
Public administration.
Taxation.
Ethiopia.
Ghana.
Kenya.
Contents:
Introduction: taxation, responsiveness and accountability in developing countries
Linking taxation, responsiveness, and accountability
The extent and limits of cross-country econometric evidence
The importance of detailed country-level research
The argument of the book
Revenue, tax bargaining and the politics of development
Research strategy and methodology
Structure of the book
Statistical appendix
Linking taxation, responsiveness, and accountability: theoretical model and research strategy
The lessons of history: diverse pathways linking taxation and political change
A model of tax bargaining
Narrowing the focus and defining specific outcomes
Contextual factors affecting tax bargaining
Incorporating context and strategic interaction in the model
Conclusions
Taxation, responsiveness, and accountability in Ghana 1981-2008
The political economy of taxation in Ghana 1981-2008
Evidence of tax bargaining
The role of contextual factors
Conclusions
Appendix
Direct and indirect tax bargaining in Kenya 1963-2008
The political economy of taxation in Kenya
Taxation, responsiveness and accountability in Kenya
Explaining patterns of tax bargaining
Conclusions
Appendix
The quiet politics of taxation in Ethiopia 1974-2008
The Derg and the end of the feudal state 1974-1991
Liberalization and decentralization under the EPRDF 1991-2008
The dynamics of regional government taxation
Taxation, responsiveness and accountability in contemporary Ethiopia
Explaining outcomes: political, economic and social barriers to tax bargaining
Conclusions
Appendix
Understanding tax bargaining: complexity and contingency
Taxation, responsiveness and accountability: reviewing the evidence
Causal processes and outcomes
Contextual factors and tax bargaining
Conclusions
Looking forward: broader messages, policy lessons and directions for further research
A broader and more nuanced understanding of tax bargaining
From broad claims to specific policy implications
Limitations and future research.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
OCLC:
914417735
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