Book Capital, coercion, and postcommunist states / Gerald M. Easter.
Publication year: 2012.
Call Number HC340.3 .E27 2012
Media class: Book
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801451195 0801451191 9780801478246 0801478243
Series title: Cornell paperbacks
Extent: xi, 241 p. ; 25 cm.
"The postcommunist transitions produced two very different types of states. The 'contractual' state is associated with the countries of Eastern Europe, which moved toward democratic regimes, consensual relations with society, and clear boundaries between political power and economic wealth. The 'predatory' state is associated with the successors to the USSR. which instead developed authoritarian regimes, coercive relations with society, and poorly defined boundaries between the political and economic realms. In Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States, Gerald M. Easter shows how the cumulative result of the many battles between state coercion and societal capital over taxation gave rise to these distinctive transition outcomes"--P.  of cover.
Introduction -- Toward a fiscal sociology of the post-communist state -- The fiscal crisis of the old regime -- Politics of tax reform : making (and unmaking) revenue bargains -- State meets society in the transitional tax regime -- Building fiscal capacity in post-communist states -- Taxation and the reconfiguration of state and society -- Conclusions.
Other resources by the author/contributor
Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury : accompanying a plan for laying and collecting direct taxes ; by apportionment among the several states, agreeably to the rules prescribed by the constitution ; in pursuance of a resolution of the house, of the fourth of April, 1796 published by Order of the House of Representatives.