State-building and tax regimes in Central America

In Central America, dynamic economic actors have inserted themselves into global markets. Elites atop these sectors attempt to advance a state-building project that will allow them to expand their activities and access political power, but they differ in their internal cohesion and their dominance w...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Schneider, Aaron
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2012
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Revenues, states, and Central America
  • 2. State-building in a globalized political economy
  • 3. Historical junctures in Central American state-building and tax
  • 4. 1990s transnational integration: quantitative evaluation of socioeconomic actors, democratic institutions, and tax regimes
  • 5. Inside-out state-building in El Salvador: dominant and cohesive transnational elites
  • 6. Outside-in state-building in Honduras: dominant but divided transnational elites
  • 7. Crisis in Guatemalan state-building: divided, subordinate transnational elites
  • 8. Conclusion: globalization and state-building and tax in developing countries