Waarom belastingen goed zijn voor democratie. Staatsvorming en politieke cultuur in wereldhistorisch perspectief

Translated title of the contribution: Why taxes are good for democracy: State formation and political culture in world historical perspective

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Abstract

The rise of democratic institutions has been a rare phenomenon in history. Debates on the levying of taxes was related to the rise of democracy. States that relied strongly upon autonomous sources of revenue (such as oil) circumvented the interaction with its inhabitants, and thus by avoiding the imposition of taxes, its rulers did not need to think about political participation from below. This interrelationship exists throughout history, in all continents of the world.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherVU University Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)978-90-9028309-8
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2014

Keywords

  • State Formation, Global History, Democracy, Political Culture, Taxation

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