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date: 15 August 2020

Tax, Politics, and the Social Contract in Africa 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics
Wilson PrichardWilson Prichard

The study of taxation was long neglected by those studying politics in Africa, but has quickly risen up the academic and policy agenda since the turn of the century. This has to some extent marked a rediscovery of the topic, which figured prominently in the politics of colonial rule, both as a tool of colonial powers seeking to mobilize African labor into the market and as a site of local resistance (... ...

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