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Title:Fiscal arrangements and inter-governmental relations in three federations: Nigeria, Pakistan and Canada
Author:Onah, Emmanuel IkechiISNI
Periodical:Nigerian Journal of International Affairs (ISSN 0331-3646)
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Subjects:central-local government relations
revenue allocation
Abstract:Fiscal arrangements and revenue allocation among tiers of government have been the most contentious and significant issues in federations. These issues have been used to gauge the stake a particular segment of the population has in the federal structure and what powers, real and statutory, a tier wields. The issues have also largely determined how the tiers of government relate to each other in a federal arrangement. This paper examines the fiscal arrangements in the three federations of Nigeria, Pakistan and Canada and how these have affected the amount of resources available to the various levels of government. It also examines how the amount of available resources has affected intergovernmental relations between and within the levels of government in these countries. In conclusion, the paper proffers suggestions on the way forward towards equitable relations among the tiers of the federal government. Ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]