Taxation and Democracy: Swedish, British and American Approaches to Financing the Modern State

4.5 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780300067217: Taxation and Democracy: Swedish, British and American Approaches to Financing the Modern State
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Taxation and Democracy is the first book to examine the structure, politics, and historic development of taxation policies in several countries. Comparing three quite different political democracies―Sweden, Britain, and the United States―the book provides a powerful account of the ways these democracies have managed to finance their welfare programs despite widespread public resistance to taxes. Sven Steinmo argues that the different political structures of these countries produce varying tax systems and, by extension, differing social policy regimes.

According to Steinmo, all democracies face a basic dilemma―how government can be both autonomous and responsive to public wishes. This dilemma is a crucial factor in explaining their different tax systems. In the United States, for example, the system of multiple checks and balances and fragmented political authority has led to a tax system that is complex, inefficient, and has a low revenue yield. Sweden's corporatist model of government is less responsive to the will of the masses, and so the country has a surprisingly regressive tax system that is stable, efficient, and has a high revenue yield: its working class basically agrees to accept a heavy tax burden in exchange for heavy social welfare spending. The British government, which is dominated by strong parties, can virtually dictate tax policy preferences to the Parliament, and so its tax system is highly unstable, as is the distribution of tax burdens among classes. Steinmo demonstrates that the "New Institutionalism" can account for both historic continuities and political change―that common economic and political forces confronting these countries in the twentieth century were shaped by each country's changing political institutions. His study thus makes an important contribution to comparative political theory as well as to our understanding of the development of the modern welfare state.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

This is the first book to examine the structure, politics, and historic development of taxation policies in several countries. Comparing three quite different political democracies--Sweden, Britain, and the United States--the book provides a powerful account of the ways these democracies have managed to finance the development of the modern welfare state despite widespread public resistance to taxes.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780300054095: Taxation and Democracy: Swedish, British and American Approaches to Financing the Modern State

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0300054092 ISBN 13:  9780300054095
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr, 1993
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sven Steinmo
Published by Yale University Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 0300067216 ISBN 13: 9780300067217
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Sequitur Books
(Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Softcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. Seller Inventory # 1104250045

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Sven Steinmo
Published by Yale University Press, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0300067216 ISBN 13: 9780300067217
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, United States, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Revised ed.. Language: English. Brand new Book. Taxation and Democracy is the first book to examine the structure, politics, and historic development of taxation policies in several countries. Comparing three quite different political democracies-Sweden, Britain, and the United States-the book provides a powerful account of the ways these democracies have managed to finance their welfare programs despite widespread public resistance to taxes. Sven Steinmo argues that the different political structures of these countries produce varying tax systems and, by extension, differing social policy regimes.According to Steinmo, all democracies face a basic dilemma-how government can be both autonomous and responsive to public wishes. This dilemma is a crucial factor in explaining their different tax systems. In the United States, for example, the system of multiple checks and balances and fragmented political authority has led to a tax system that is complex, inefficient, and has a low revenue yield. Sweden's corporatist model of government is less responsive to the will of the masses, and so the country has a surprisingly regressive tax system that is stable, efficient, and has a high revenue yield: its working class basically agrees to accept a heavy tax burden in exchange for heavy social welfare spending. The British government, which is dominated by strong parties, can virtually dictate tax policy preferences to the Parliament, and so its tax system is highly unstable, as is the distribution of tax burdens among classes. Steinmo demonstrates that the "New Institutionalism" can account for both historic continuities and political change-that common economic and political forces confronting these countries in the twentieth century were shaped by each country's changing political institutions. His study thus makes an important contribution to comparative political theory as well as to our understanding of the development of the modern welfare state. Seller Inventory # AAV9780300067217

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Sven Steinmo
Published by Yale University Press, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0300067216 ISBN 13: 9780300067217
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, United States, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Revised ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Taxation and Democracy is the first book to examine the structure, politics, and historic development of taxation policies in several countries. Comparing three quite different political democracies-Sweden, Britain, and the United States-the book provides a powerful account of the ways these democracies have managed to finance their welfare programs despite widespread public resistance to taxes. Sven Steinmo argues that the different political structures of these countries produce varying tax systems and, by extension, differing social policy regimes. According to Steinmo, all democracies face a basic dilemma-how government can be both autonomous and responsive to public wishes. This dilemma is a crucial factor in explaining their different tax systems. In the United States, for example, the system of multiple checks and balances and fragmented political authority has led to a tax system that is complex, inefficient, and has a low revenue yield. Sweden s corporatist model of government is less responsive to the will of the masses, and so the country has a surprisingly regressive tax system that is stable, efficient, and has a high revenue yield: its working class basically agrees to accept a heavy tax burden in exchange for heavy social welfare spending. The British government, which is dominated by strong parties, can virtually dictate tax policy preferences to the Parliament, and so its tax system is highly unstable, as is the distribution of tax burdens among classes. Steinmo demonstrates that the New Institutionalism can account for both historic continuities and political change-that common economic and political forces confronting these countries in the twentieth century were shaped by each country s changing political institutions. His study thus makes an important contribution to comparative political theory as well as to our understanding of the development of the modern welfare state. Seller Inventory # AAV9780300067217

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Sven Steinmo
Published by Yale University Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 0300067216 ISBN 13: 9780300067217
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 1996. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780300067217

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Sven Steinmo
Published by Yale University Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 0300067216 ISBN 13: 9780300067217
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0300067216

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Steinmo, Sven
Published by Yale University Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0300067216 ISBN 13: 9780300067217
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780300067217_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Sven Steinmo
Published by Yale University Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 0300067216 ISBN 13: 9780300067217
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 1996. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780300067217

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.45
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Steinmo, Sven
Published by Yale University Press 9/1/1996 (1996)
ISBN 10: 0300067216 ISBN 13: 9780300067217
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press 9/1/1996, 1996. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Taxation and Democracy: Swedish, British and American Approaches to Financing the Modern State. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780300067217

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 42.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Steinmo, Sven
Published by Yale University Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 0300067216 ISBN 13: 9780300067217
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0300067216

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 42.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Sven Steinmo
Published by Yale University Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 0300067216 ISBN 13: 9780300067217
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0300067216

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book