Fiscal Federalism in Unitary States

  • Per Molander

Part of the ZEI Studies in European Economics and Law book series (ZEIS, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Robin Boadway, Eva Mörk
    Pages 9-45
  3. Jürgen von Hagen, Matz Dahlberg
    Pages 47-76
  4. Olof Petersson
    Pages 123-130
  5. Dennis C. Mueller
    Pages 131-144
  6. Dennis C. Mueller, Emil Uddhammar
    Pages 145-167
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 183-185

About this book


Decentralism of political power to regions and local government occurs worldwide in response to demands from the periphery. Such devolution of power raises a number of problems - political, financial, and legal. By gathering together important papers from a series of workshops sponsored by the SNS Constitutional Project and the Center for European Integration Studies, this volume presents a number of these problems from a truly interdisciplinary perspective.
The authors believe that fiscal federalism, while originating in formally federal states, is relevant also to the analysis of state-local relationships in unitary states with some degree of regional or local authority. Among the topics they cover are the division of responsibilities and powers of taxation, bailouts, systems of equalization, and state grants, as well as problems related to democracy and citizens' rights. While the book's primary focus is Nordic, its international perspective is enhanced by contributions from Europe, Canada, and the U.S.


European integration integration sweden taxation

Editors and affiliations

  • Per Molander
    • 1
  1. 1.MapsecStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5109-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0503-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-788X
  • Buy this book on publisher's site