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2016 Lionel Gelber Prize Shortlist announced

Jury Chair John Stackhouse announced the shortlist for the 2016 Lionel Gelber Prize on February 2.

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Taxation, Responsiveness and Accountability in Sub-Saharan Africa: The dynamics of tax bargaining

By Wilson Prichard It is increasingly argued that bargaining between citizens and governments over tax collection can provide a foundation for the development of responsive and accountable governance in developing countries. However, while intuitively attractive, surprisingly little research has captured the reality and complexity of this relationship in practice. This book provides the most complete treatment of the connections between taxation and accountability in developing countries, providing both new evidence and an invaluable starting point for future research. Drawing on cross-country econometric evidence and detailed case studies from Ghana, Kenya and Ethiopia, Wilson Prichard shows that reliance on taxation has, in...

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