Trusting Leviathan: The Politics of Taxation in Britain, 1799-1914

Trusting Leviathan: The Politics of Taxation in Britain, 1799-1914

by Martin Daunton
     
 

This major work of explores the politics of taxation in the 'long' nineteenth century.See more details below

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This major work of explores the politics of taxation in the 'long' nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521803724
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2014
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of figures; List of tables; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Trust, collective action and the state; 2. 'The great tax eater': the limits of the fiscal-military state, 1793–1842; 3. 'Philosophical administration and constitutional control': the emergence of the Gladstonian fiscal constitution; 4. 'A cheap purchase of future security': establishing the income tax, 1842–60; 5. 'Our real war chest': the national debt, war and empire; 6. 'The sublime rule of proportion': ability to pay and the social structure, 1842–1906; 7. 'The minimum of irritation': fiscal administration and civil society, 1842–1914; 8. 'The right of a dead hand': death and taxation; 9. 'Athenian democracy': the fiscal system and the local state, 1835–1914; 10. 'The end of our taxation tether': the limits of the Gladstonian fiscal constitution, 1894–1906; 11. 'The modern income tax': remaking the fiscal constitution, 1906–14; 12. Conclusion; Appendix: chancellors of the Exchequer, 1841–1914; Bibliography; Index.

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