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Published: 27 August 2009

104 Pages

ISBN: 9780195432381

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Fiscal Federalism: A Comparative Introduction

Fiscal Federalism: A Comparative Introduction

George Anderson

  • RELEVANT: Debates around money are perennial in federations, and outcomes evolve with different parties in power, shifts in regional wealth, and changes in the prevailing wisdom. The dynamic and critical role of fiscal federalism makes it one of the most studied aspects of federalism.
  • CONCISE and NON-TECHNICAL: Provides politicians, officials, citizens, and students with an overview of fiscal federalism, drawing on the relevant work of economists and political scientists. It is practical in tone and uses everyday, non-specialist language.
  • ACCESSIBLE: Each chapter has five to nine sections that open with a capsule paragraph outlining the essential point, which is then elaborated. Inset boxes illustrate the range of federal experiences or give key case examples. Further Readings and The Forum of Federations' website ( provide important source references.
  • EXTENSIVE FEEDBACK: This book will be used and "road tested" by the Forum of Federations in its work around the world.