Programme 1: Financing the State. Revenues, State Formation, and the Quality of Governance in Developing Countries.

Abstract

Sources of state revenue have a major impact on patterns of state formation. This proposition from fiscal sociology is valid and convincing in the context of western European history and comparisons among contemporary states in the South. This article investigates the extent to which we can conclude that the quality of governance in contemporary developing countries might improve if states were more dependent for their financial resources on domestic taxpayers. The radically different context of contemporary third-world states cautions against too firm conclusions.

To access a two-page summary of this paper, click this link.

Citation

Moore, M. Revenues, State Formation, and the Quality of Governance in Developing Countries. International Political Science Review (2004) 25 (3) 297-319. [DOI: 10.1177/0192512104043018]

Programme 1: Financing the State. Revenues, State Formation, and the Quality of Governance in Developing Countries.

Help us improve GOV.UK

Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.