By A. Carl LeVan
Africa is altering and you can fail to remember how decentralization, democratization, and new sorts of illiberalism have remodeled federalism, political events, and native politics. Chapters on Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and South Africa aid fill a big hole in comparative institutional study approximately country and native politics in Africa.
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64 percent, respectively (Central Bank of Nigeria 2009). At the same time, the Nigerian subnational governments currently account for half of total public expenditures in the country and exercise full autonomy in their expenditure decisions (focused mainly on key public services like education, health, and local infrastructure), making Nigeria an outstanding example of subnational self-governance in politically centralized Africa. Three features of Nigeria’s vertical revenue sharing design particularly stand out for their potential to serve as a model for innovative decentralization elsewhere in Africa.
Not only does Africa have plentiful natural resources that generate revenue for democrats and autocrats alike, the slave trade and colonialism devastated the endogenous development of ties between rulers and the ruled. Oil and mineral rents have been especially harmful to democratic development in Africa (Jensen and Wantchekon 2004; Shaxson 2007). By uncovering signiﬁcant and surprising subnational variation in tax revenues across six states in Nigeria, Elemo draws upon original data to demonstrate that natural resource wealth does indeed inﬂuence the link between taxation and the development of political representation.
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African State Governance: Subnational Politics and National Power by A. Carl LeVan