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Fiscal federalism, principles and practices of multiorder governance, Robin Boadway, Anwar Shah

This book provides a comprehensive account of the principles and practices of fiscal federalism based on the currently accepted theoretical framework and best practices. The traditional topics of assignment of responsibilities, intergovernmental fiscal arrangements, fiscal competition, and grants are covered in a unified framework with reference to actual practices followed in federations around the world. Special issues such as local government and the implications of natural resource issues are considered along with emerging issues such as governance, corruption, and the effect of globalization and the information revolution on the nation state. The treatment is non-technical and suitable for a wide variety of audiences, including scholars, instructors, students, policy advisors, and practitioners.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction to federalism and the role of governments in federal economies -- The decentralization of government authority -- Expenditure assignment -- Revenue assignment -- Natural resources ownership and management in a federal system -- Local governance in theory -- Local governance in practice -- Revenue sharing -- The principles of intergovernmental transfers -- The practice of intergovernmental transfers -- Finance and provision of health and education -- Finance and provision of infrastructure -- Poverty alleviation in federations -- Fiscal federalism and macroeconomic governance -- Interregional competition and policies for regional cohesion and convergence -- Decentralized governance and corruption -- Adapting to a changing world
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
viii, 620 pages, illustrations, 24 cm.

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