Of Rule and Revenue

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University of California Press, Aug 3, 1989 - Social Science - 264 pages
Margaret Levi's wide-ranging theoretical and historical study demonstrates the importance of political relative to economic factors in accounting for revenue production policies.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 The Theory of Predatory Rule
10
Excursus on the Acquisition of Rule
41
3 Creating Compliance
48
4 Revenue Production in Republican Rome
71
5 France and England in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
95
6 Introduction of the Income Tax in EighteenthCentury Britain
122
7 Compliance with the Commonwealth Income Tax in Australia
145
8 Conclusion
175
Bringing People Back into the State A Bibliographical Essay
185
Bibliography
205
Index
247
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Margaret Levi is Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington and author of Bureaucratic Insurgency: The Case of Police Unions (1977).

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