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Federalism In Asia :  India, Pakistan and Malaysia - Harihar Bhattacharyya

Federalism In Asia

India, Pakistan and Malaysia

Hardcover Published: 10th February 2010
ISBN: 9780415315401
Number Of Pages: 214

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This book analyzes the successes and failures of various federal measures adopted in India, Pakistan and Malaysia for the political accommodation of diversity. Bhattacharyya then assesses their comparative significance for other countries in Asia. In particular, he examines growing tensions between nation and state-building in ethnically plural societies; modes of federation-building in Asia; persistent ethno-nationalist tensions in federations, and the relationship between federalism and democracy; and federalism and decentralization. Since ethno-nationalist conflict remains unresolved in most countries of Asia, this book should of interest to those seeking long-term solutions of problems of order and stability in ethnically diverse countries in Asia.

List of tablesp. xiii
Preface and acknowledgementsp. xiv
List of abbreviationsp. xvi
Introduction: federalism in Asiap. 1
The concept of federalism and its relevancep. 8
Ethno-national diversity and federalism in India, Pakistan and Malaysiap. 20
Origin and development of federalism in India, Pakistan and Malaysia: colonialism, nationalism and decolonizationp. 45
Institutional innovation and federal governance in Asian federationsp. 66
Federalism and democracy in Asian federationsp. 97
Centre-State relations in Asian federations: structure and processesp. 113
Dynamics of Asian federal systems: political parties and ethnic movementsp. 134
Federalism and decentralization: forms of decentralization, localism, regionalism, and national identityp. 150
Conclusionp. 166
Notesp. 175
Bibliographyp. 198
Indexp. 211
List of figuresp. xiv
List of tablesp. xv
Notes on contributorsp. xvi
Acknowledgmentsp. xx
List of abbreviationsp. xxi
Introduction: international tax coordination - an interdisciplinary perspective on virtues and pitfallsp. 1
Motivationp. 1
Interdisciplinary research in international taxationp. 2
Chapter synopsisp. 10
Rethinking tax jurisdictions and relief from international double taxation with regard to developing countries: legal and economic perspectives from Europe and North Americap. 13
Introductionp. 13
Economic views of international tax jurisdictionp. 14
The legal rationale of international tax jurisdiction in the light of European lawp. 21
Rethinking tax jurisdictions: a possible new modelp. 31
How to combat tax evasion in tax havens? A legal and economic analysis of OECD and EU standards on exchange of information in tax matters with a special focus on capital incomep. 37
Introductionp. 37
OECD standards on exchange of informationp. 39
EU standards on exchange of information on capital incomep. 47
An economic perspectivep. 50
An economic evaluationp. 54
Conclusionsp. 59
Double tax avoidance and tax competition for mobile capitalp. 61
Introductionp. 61
Double tax avoidance as the institutional foundation of tax competitionp. 63
Empirical evidence on the role of DTAV in tax competitionp. 71
Summary and conclusionsp. 78
Appendixp. 80
Intra-firm dividend policies: evidence and explanationp. 98
Introductionp. 98
A review of empirical results on dividend smoothingp. 99
Dividend smoothing in the intra-firm context: why parent companies do or do not smooth dividends of subsidiariesp. 101
Summaryp. 112
Cross-border hybrid finance and tax planning: does international tax coordination work?p. 115
Introductionp. 115
Cross-border hybrid finance and international taxationp. 117
Modelp. 118
Resultsp. 126
Conclusion and future researchp. 132
Appendix: list of abbreviationsp. 133
Investigating the shift toward a value-added-type destination-based cash flow capital income tax (VADCIT)p. 134
Introductionp. 134
The VADCIT modelp. 135
Legal questionsp. 139
Analysis of VADCITp. 140
Statistical effectsp. 145
Fiscal effectsp. 146
Economic distortionsp. 147
Conclusionsp. 147
The case for and against an EU taxp. 148
Introductionp. 148
Corporate income tax (CCCTB)p. 154
Personal income taxp. 159
Modulated VATp. 163
Excise duties on tobacco and alcoholp. 166
Energy taxationp. 169
Climate charge on aviationp. 171
Communication taxp. 173
A tax on financial transactionsp. 174
Transfer of seignorage revenuep. 175
Summaryp. 176
Bibliographyp. 179
Indexp. 195
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ISBN: 9780415315401
ISBN-10: 0415315409
Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 10th February 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 16.0  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1

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