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Taxes and Trust

Taxes and Trust
From Coercion to Compliance in Poland, Russia and Ukraine

£75.00

  • Publication planned for: January 2018
  • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2018
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108420426

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  • Taxes and Trust is the first book on taxes to focus on trust and the first work of social science to concentrate on how tax policy actually gets implemented on the ground in Poland, Russia and Ukraine. It highlights the nuances of the transitional Ukraine case and explains precisely how and why that 'borderland' country differs from the more ideal-types of coercive Russia and compliance-oriented Poland. Through nine bespoke taxpayer surveys, an unprecedented bureaucratic survey and more than fifteen years of qualitative research, the book emphasizes the building and accumulation of trust to transition from a coercive tax state to a compliant one. The context of the book will appeal to students and scholars of taxation worldwide and to those who study Russia and Eastern Europe. This title is also available as Open Access.

    • The first book on taxation to focus on trust, allowing readers to see how trust can be put at the centre of policy implementation
    • Qualitative and quantative research provide readers with innovative and recent information on key components of post-Communist governance
    • Compares state bureaucracies in three different countries and shows readers what the precise ingredients are for building a capable state
    • This title is also available as Open Access
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    Advance praise: 'Taxes and Trust is an outstanding book. Combining extensive field research, surveys and a deep knowledge of how tax administration works in Poland, Russia and the Ukraine, Barenson offers insights that go far beyond tax and tax compliance. Taxes and Trust teaches us that effective governance requires both administrative efficiency and procedural justice.' Sven Steinmo, Robert Schuman Professor, European University Institute, Florence

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    • Publication planned for: January 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108420426
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 9 b/w illus. 18 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2018
  • Table of Contents

    1. From a coercive to a modern tax state
    2. Trust and post-Communist policy implementation
    3. Re-interpreting history to re-create the state: the transformation of the Polish, Russian and Ukrainian state bureaucracies in the 1990s and today
    4. Creating post-Communist tax regimes and measuring tax compliance
    5. Building trust, instilling fear: tax administration reform
    6. Citizens, subjects and slackers and paying taxes
    7. All together? Lack of trust in the tax state unifies Ukraine
    8. Towards greater trust and tax compliance.

  • Author

    Marc P. Berenson, King's College London
    Marc P. Berenson is a senior lecturer at King's Russia Institute, King's College London. He has undertaken consultancy work for the World Bank in Russia and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Tax and Development Programme. After receiving his B.A. from Harvard University, Massachusetts, he founded and directed the 'Law in Action' program for Freedom House in Ukraine, before receiving his Ph.D. in Political Science from Princeton University, New Jersey, in 2006.

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