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Title The leap of faith : the fiscal foundations of successful government in Europe and America / edited by Sven H. Steinmo.

Publication Info. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.


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Series Open Access e-Books.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 24, 2018)
Contents Cover; The Leap of Faith: The Fiscal Foundations of Successful Government in Europe and America; Copyright; Preface and Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Notes on Contributors; Part I: Introduction; 1: Introduction: The Leap of Faith; The Leap of Faith; The Co-Evolution of Political Culture and Political Institutions; Fiscal Capacity and the Evolution of Modern States; Sweden; Italy; Britain; The USA; Romania; Conclusion: The State as Predator?; Notes; References; Part II: Sweden
2: Getting to Sweden: The Origins of High Compliance in the Swedish Tax StateIntroduction; Monitoring Capacity; Role of the Reformed Church; Fiscal Contract; Unique Social Structure; Late Industrial Development and the Structure of Taxation; Conclusion; Notes; References; 3: Creating Tax-Compliant Citizens in Sweden: The Role of Social Democracy; Perceptions of Fairness and Tax Compliance; Raising Taxes and Constructing the Welfare State: 1945-70; State capacity to collect taxes; Justifying taxes: the precondition of the welfare state; Defending a Challenged Tax System: The 1970s and 1980s
Questioned state capacity to collect taxesThe logic of fairness and a new understanding of taxes; Technical progress and improved state capacity; Conclusions; References; Primary Sources; Secondary Sources; Part III: Italy; 4: Tax Evasion in Italy: A God-Given Right?; Introduction; Tax Evasion in Italy; Religion and Tax Morale; Church and State in Nineteenth-Century Italy; Risorgimento and Anti-Risorgimento; Just Catholic taxation; Reconciliation? State and Church from Mussolini to Democrazia Cristiana; Conclusion; Notes; References; 5: Explaining Italian Tax Compliance: A Historical Analysis
The Risorgimento and Italian PoliticsThe Fascist Period; The First Republic; From the Tax Reform of 1972 to the Present; Discussion and Conclusions; Notes; References; Part IV: United Kingdom; 6: Creating Consent: Taxation, War, and Good Government in Britain, 1688-1914; Creating a Fiscal State; Losing Consent; (Re)creating Consent; Consequences and Conclusion; Notes; References; 7: "When We Were Just Giving Stuff Away Willy-Nilly": Historicizing Contemporary British Tax Morale; Introduction; The British Tax State; Historicizing Contemporary Tax Morale: Macro-Level Analysis
Historicizing Contemporary Tax Morale: Micro-Level AnalysisConclusion; Note; References; Part V: United States; 8: The Not-So-Infernal Revenue Service?: Tax Collection, Citizens, and Compliance in the United States from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries; Introduction; Invisible Tax, Invisible Collection (1776-1913); Finding Common Ground (1913-1941); Withholding, Businessmen, and Mass Consent (1941-1960); Chain Reaction, Eroding Consent (1970-2010); Conclusion; Notes; References; 9: Seeing Taxation in the Mid-Twentieth Century: US Tax Compliance; A Visionary Notion
Summary This book examines the history of the relationship between taxpayers and their states, and demonstrates how and why some governments have become more trustworthy than others.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Note Oxford University Press Oxford University Press Open Access Books
Subject Fiscal policy -- Europe.
Fiscal policy -- United States.
Comparative government.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Public Finance.
Comparative government. (OCoLC)fst00871341
Fiscal policy. (OCoLC)fst00925806
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Steinmo, Sven, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Leap of faith. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018 0198796811 9780198796817 (OCoLC)1012763057
ISBN 9780192516916 (electronic book)
0192516914 (electronic book)
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