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The Politics of Income Taxation : A Comparative Analysis - Steffen Ganghof

The Politics of Income Taxation

A Comparative Analysis

Paperback Published: 1st January 2006
ISBN: 9780954796686
Number Of Pages: 200
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Marginal income tax rates in advanced industrial countries have fallen dramatically since the mid-1980s, but level and progressivity of income taxation continue to differ strongly across countries. Steffen Ganghof's book offers a new perspective on both observations. It highlights the equity-efficiency tradeoffs that structure the politics of income taxation, paints a nuanced picture of the role of globalisation, analyses how income taxes are embedded in broader tax systems, and explains the limited but enduring importance of political parties and democratic institutions.

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Tax policy is one of those areas which most political scientists would agree is in need of more attention than has been given hitherto but which nevertheless is mostly left unattended by the community. Steffen Ganghof's new book on the politics of income taxation from the 1980s to the present day is therefore a very timely contribution, which is likely to create a great deal of interest because it sheds light on a complicated issue in an accessible and convincing way.--Journal of European Social Policy

Introductionp. 1
Conceptual and methodological issues in empirical veto player analysisp. 13
Policy ideal types, policy change and the constraint of tax competitionp. 25
Domestic constraints and international policy differencesp. 43
Income tax reform in Australia and New Zealandp. 59
Income tax reform in Scandinaviap. 77
Income tax reform in Germanyp. 112
Party ideology, veto points and the setting of top marginal tax ratesp. 138
Conclusion: Income tax policy in open economiesp. 156
Country abbreviations, sources and definitionsp. 160
Bibliographyp. 163
Indexp. 185
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ISBN: 9780954796686
ISBN-10: 0954796683
Series: Ecpr Press Monographs
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
For Grades: 17+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st January 2006
Publisher: E C PROD INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.34 x 16.03  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.41

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