Fiscal fragmentation in decentralized countries

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Richard Miller Bird
Edward Elgar Publishing, May 14, 2014 - Business & Economics - 440 pages
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Most countries, developed and developing, are fiscally decentralized with regional and local governments of varying importance. In many of these countries, some of these sub-national governments differ substantially from others in terms of wealth, ethnic,
 

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Contents

Aspects of the Problem
3
Comparisons and Conclusions
26
PART II Federal Industrial Countries
47
The Role of Intergovernmental Fiscal Arrangements in Maintaining an Effective State in Canade
49
4 Germany at the Junction Between Solidarity and Subsidiarity
89
An Overview of Swiss Fiscal Federalism
114
PART III New Federal Countries
167
A Unique Evolving Federalism
169
Cure or Poison?
227
The Promises and Reality of Asymmetric Treatment
267
PART V Developing Countries
293
10 Asymmetric Federalism in India
295
The Case of Indonesia
320
Fiscal Decentralization in the Philippines
363
PART VI Postconflict
397
Subsidiarity and Solidarity in a ThreeNation State
399

An Asymmetric Transition to Democracy
208
PART IV Countries in Transition
225

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