Taxing Democracy: Local Taxation and the Social Contract in America (Hardcover)

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Carrie Manning's illuminating book examines how policies to limit taxation at state and local levels in the U.S. have direct and lasting consequences for equity, accountability, and ultimately for democracy. Tax structures embed, and reproduce, an implicit social contract between government and citizens, creating path-dependent outcomes that produce unintended consequences that are rarely traced back to state and local revenue models. This book combines historical American political development with the study of state formation. It provides a clear-eyed investigation into the past, present, and future of the social contract between America's local governments and citizens.

About the Author


Carrie Manning is Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781529215564
ISBN-10: 1529215560
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2022
Pages: 200
Language: English