Taxation and Inequality in Latin America: New Perspectives on Political Economy and Tax Regimes

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Edited By Philip Fehling, Hans-Jürgen Burchardt
May 12, 2023

Taxation and Inequality in Latin America takes a heterodox political economy approach, focusing on Latin America, where current problems of taxation have existed for a century and great wealth contrasts with abject poverty. The book analyzes the relation of natural resource wealth, allocational politics and the limited role of taxation for redistribution, and progressive resource mobilization. By drawing on the political economy of tax regimes, the book considers the specific conditions of taxation in Latin America, which apply to a large part of the Global South and more than 100 countries specializing in the extraction and export of raw materials. This book will cover:

    • Taxation and the Dominance of Raw Material Export Sectors
    • Taxation and Allocational Politics
    • New Perspectives on Political Economy and Tax Regimes

Scholars and advanced students of Political Economy, Political Science, Development Studies, and Fiscal Sociology will find several key issues in tax research from a novel angle. The book provides an analytical orientation that relates central questions of taxation to patterns of regional political economy, thereby opening up the debate with tax scholars from other world regions of the Global South.

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