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Title:'Why government should not collect taxes': grand corruption in government and citizens' views on taxation in Cameroon
Authors:Orock, Rogers Tabe EgbeISNI
Mbuagbo, Oben TimothyISNI
Year:2012
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy (ISSN 0305-6244)
Volume:39
Issue:133
Pages:479-499
Language:English
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:taxation
public opinion
governance
corruption
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03056244.2012.710837
Abstract:This paper explores how Cameroonians view the payment of taxes to the Cameroonian State in the backdrop of the pervasive corruption and the dismal levels of social service provision characterizing public governance in the country since the early 1990s. It does so by combining a review of secondary literature about the nature of State-society relations in Cameroon and public opinion surveys and citizens' comments in the private press relating to these issues. It concludes that such perceptions about taxation illustrate the challenges confronting African States if they seek to expand their capacity for domestic resource mobilization through taxation. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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