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The Leap of Faith: The Fiscal Foundations of Successful Government in Europe and America

Sven H. Steinmo (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198796817
eISBN:
9780191838484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796817.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This book examines the evolution of the relationship between taxpayers and their states in Sweden, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Romania, and asks why tax compliance is so much ... More


The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City

Jennifer Mack

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816698691
eISBN:
9781452958774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698691.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In The Construction of Equality, Jennifer Mack shows how Syriac-instigated architectural projects and spatial practices have altered the Swedish city’s built environment “from below.” Combining ... More


Co-operation in the Nordic countries before 1914: international networks and the transmission of ideas

Mary Hilson

in The International Co-operative Alliance and the consumer co-operative movement in northern Europe, c. 1860-1939

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526100801
eISBN:
9781526135919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100801.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter introduces the co-operative movement in the Nordic countries (excluding Iceland), summarising the history of co-operation in each country in turn. It asks what were the main influences on ... More


Introduction: The Leap of Faith

Sven H. Steinmo

in The Leap of Faith: The Fiscal Foundations of Successful Government in Europe and America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198796817
eISBN:
9780191838484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796817.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Why are some people more willing to pay their taxes than others? In some countries the government is able to collect more than 90% of the taxes it is owed, while in other countries more than 30% of ... More


Getting to Sweden: The Origins of High Compliancein the Swedish Tax State

Marina Nistotskaya and Michelle D’Arcy

in The Leap of Faith: The Fiscal Foundations of Successful Government in Europe and America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198796817
eISBN:
9780191838484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796817.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter argues that the roots of Sweden’s exceptional tax state lie in the early modern period. From c.1530 the state began monitoring economic activity and developing a direct vertical fiscal ... More


Creating Tax-Compliant Citizens in Sweden: The Role of Social Democracy

Jenny Jansson

in The Leap of Faith: The Fiscal Foundations of Successful Government in Europe and America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198796817
eISBN:
9780191838484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796817.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

In the twentieth century, Sweden developed into a high-tax-rate country with extraordinary tax compliance—a unique combination. The Social Democratic Party played a crucial role in this ... More


Sweden, military intervention and the loss of memory

Annika Bergman Rosamond and Christine Agius

in The politics of identity: Place, space and discourse

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526110244
eISBN:
9781526136022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110244.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Within the space of roughly two decades, Sweden has changed from a neutral country to one that is currently engaged in a range of activities and practices that are far removed from the definition of ... More


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