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Burbidge, D., ‘The Social Contract in Africa: A Review’. Working paper (2017), Oxford University

Burbidge, D., ‘The Social Contract in Africa: A Review’. Working paper (2017), Oxford University

Summary The review provides an introduction to the forms and operations of social contracts in Africa. The starting point of any such discussion acknowledges that many of the ideal types of social…
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IDS Policy Briefing: How Does Taxation Affect the Quality of Governance?
  • Sunday, 13 September 2015
  • Mick Moore and Sue Unsworth (Caroline Knowles & Natasha Hickman eds.)

IDS Policy Briefing: How Does Taxation Affect the Quality of Governance?

 Summary There are clear connections between how states obtain revenue, and the quality of their governance. If governments are not dependent on taxes for their fi nance, they are less accountable…
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Taxation and State-Building in Developing Countries: Capacity and Consent

Taxation and State-Building in Developing Countries: Capacity and Consent

  Summary 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…
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Taxation, Responsiveness and Accountability in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Dynamics of Tax Bargaining

Taxation, Responsiveness and Accountability in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Dynamics of Tax Bargaining

  Description It is increasingly argued that bargaining between citizens and governments over tax collection can provide a foundation for the development of responsive and accountable governance in…
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Taxation and State Building: Towards a Governance Focused Tax Reform Agenda

Taxation and State Building: Towards a Governance Focused Tax Reform Agenda

  Taxation is fundamental to sustainable development, as it supports the basic functions of an effective state and sets the context for economic growth. More often overlooked is the role of taxation…
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Taxation, Non-Tax Revenue and Democracy: New Evidence Using New Cross-Country Data
  • Saturday, 12 September 2015
  • Wilson Prichard, Paola Salardi and Paul Segal

Taxation, Non-Tax Revenue and Democracy: New Evidence Using New Cross-Country Data

  ICTD Working Paper 23: Summary A large body of cross-country econometric research has investigated the possibility of a political resource curse, by which access to extensive natural resources…
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