By Kevin M. Morrison

Does oil make nations autocratic? Can overseas relief make international locations democratic? Does taxation result in illustration? during this booklet, Kevin M. Morrison develops a unique argument approximately how executive sales of all types have an effect on political regimes and their leaders. opposite to standard knowledge, Morrison illustrates that taxation results in instability, no longer illustration. With this perception, he extends his award-winning paintings on nontax sales to surround overseas relief, oil profit, and intergovernmental supplies and indicates that they result in reduced taxation, elevated govt spending, and elevated political balance. taking a look at the steadiness of democracies and dictatorships in addition to management transitions inside of these regimes, Morrison accommodates cross-national statistical equipment, formal modeling, a quasi-experiment, and case reports of Brazil, Kenya and Mexico to construct his case. This ebook upends many universal hypotheses and coverage strategies, delivering the main entire therapy of profit and political balance to this point.

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