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Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States

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The postcommunist transitions produced two very different types of states. The "contractual" state is associated with the countries of Eastern Europe, which moved toward democratic regimes, consensual relations with society, and clear boundaries between political power and economic wealth. The "predatory" state is associated with the successors to the USSR, which instead ...more
Paperback, 241 pages
Published September 6th 2012 by Cornell University Press
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Raymond Thomas
Easter presents a very interesting account of tax structures and their development in post-communist states. Easter primarily focuses on Poland and Russia to show how some states (like Poland) created legal frameworks that allowed for a beneficial and progressive taxation system was put in place and protected in certain states, but predatory and ineffective systems were put into effect in others (like Russia.) Overall its a lot more interesting a read than "an interesting account of tax ...more
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