A Note on Taxation, Development, and Representative Government

@article{Bates1985ANO,
  title={A Note on Taxation, Development, and Representative Government},
  author={R. Bates and Da-Hsiang Donald Lien},
  journal={Politics \& Society},
  year={1985},
  volume={14},
  pages={53 - 70}
}
This article proposes a model representing the relationship between economic actors and revenue seeking governments. Given a need for revenues, the model predicts the allocation of the new tax burden and patterns of control over public policy. The model is motivated by the history of the rise of parliaments in Western Europe. It is extended to urban and developmental politics. It is designed to employ the techniques of "neo-classical" economics to explore themes which have been developed most… Expand
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