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Taxation and Government Quality

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Title: Taxation and Government Quality
Authors: Broms, Rasmus
Issue Date: 11-Feb-2016
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
Institution: Department of Political Science ; Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Parts of work: Broms, Rasmus. 2015. Colonial revenue extraction and modern day institutional quality in British colonies. Unpublished manuscript. Rothstein, Bo and Rasmus Broms. 2013. Governing religion: The long-term effects of sacred financing. Journal of Institutional Economics, 9(4): 469-490. Broms, Rasmus. 2015. Putting up or shutting up: On the individual-level relationship between taxpaying and political interest in a developmental context. Journal of Development Studies, 51(1): 93-109. Broms, Rasmus. 2015. Government revenue and government quality in democracies and autocracies. Unpublished manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2016-03-04
Disputation: Fredagen den 4 mars 2016, kl. 13.15, Torgny Segerstedtssalen, Universitetets huvudbyggnad, Vasaparken 1
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Göteborg Studies in Politics
Keywords: Taxation
Government quality
State building
Abstract: The question of what creates government quality, or good institutions, is one of the central puzzles in modern political science. This dissertation investigates a hitherto underexplored cause: taxation. Historical research on early modern Europe has demonstrated that the collection of government revenue, mainly in the form of domestic taxes, was a main driver of the construction of a strong and meritocratic bureaucracy, and increased popular calls for accountability and representation, both key ... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9710-9
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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