Journal Article

African Patrimonialism in Historical Perspective: Assessing Decentralized and Privatized Tax Administration

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4401
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C. Journal articles published externally
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Kiser, Edgar
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Sacks, Audrey
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2012-03-30T07:28:57Z
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2012-03-30T07:28:57Z
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2011
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One of the most important political legacies of colonialism in Africa has been the reliance on the model of centralized bureaucratic administration, which has had disastrous consequences for African state-building. Like the colonial systems before them, these centralized bureaucracies have not functioned effectively. One of the main problems is a loose coupling between the formal bureaucratic structure of these states and the informal patrimonial elements, mainly patronage, that came to permeate them. Many scholars thus referred to these states as neopatrimonial. Over the past two to three decades, many governments have begun to replace centralized bureaucracies with different forms of partially patrimonial systems, including various forms of decentralization and partial privatization. This article uses both Weber and contemporary agency theory to evaluate the success of these new forms of partially patrimonial administration and to suggest ways in which they could be made more effective.
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Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
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00027162
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/4635
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EN
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
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World Bank
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Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior D720
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Bureaucracy
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Administrative Processes in Public Organizations
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Corruption D730
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Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General H200
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Formal and Informal Sectors
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Shadow Economy
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Institutional Arrangements O170
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Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development O230
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Economic Sociology
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Economic Anthropology
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Social and Economic Stratification Z130
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African Patrimonialism in Historical Perspective: Assessing Decentralized and Privatized Tax Administration
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Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
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Journal Article
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Journal Article
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External Content
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yes
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1038
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129-149
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en
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Academic Peer Review
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Africa
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http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eoh&AN=1246147&site=ehost-live
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http://ann.sagepub.com/archive/
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636

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