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Introduction: Tax Beyond the Social Contract
Nicolette Makovicky and Robin Smith

Chapter 1. Taxes for Independence: Rejecting a Fiscal Model of Reciprocity in Peri-urban Bolivia
Miranda Sheild Johansson

Chapter 2. God's Delivery State: Taxes, Tithes, and a Rightful Return in Urban Ghana
Anna-Riikka Kauppinen

Chapter 3. The Fiscal Commons: Tax Evasion, the State, and Commoning in a Catalonian Cooperative
Vinzenz Bäumer Escobar

Chapter 4. Contesting the Social Contract: Tax Reform and Economic Governance in Istria, Croatia
Robin Smith

Chapter 5. Into and Out of Citizenship, through Personal Tax Payments: Romanian Migrants’ Leveraging of British Self-Employment
Dora-Olivia Vicol

Chapter 6. The Worth of the ‘While’: Time and Taxes in a Finnish Timebank
Matti Eräsaari

Afterword: Putting Together the Anthropology of Tax and the Anthropology of Ethics
Soumhya Venkatesan


Beyond the Social Contract

An Anthropology of Tax

Edited by Nicolette Makovicky and Robin Smith

163 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80539-040-4 Hb Published (August 2023)

This title is published as Open Access

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