New publication available open access: “Tax Justice and Global Inequality”

Now available open access, the book “Tax Justice and Global Inequality: Practical Solutions to Protect Developing Country Revenues” explores strategies available to developing countries for building and protecting tax bases , and provides a basis for concerted action by tax authorities, policy makers, academics and civil society experts to design tax systems that can sustain a just society.

Now available open access, the book “Tax Justice and Global Inequality: Practical Solutions to Protect Developing Country Revenues” explores strategies available to developing countries for building and protecting tax bases , and provides a basis for concerted action by tax authorities, policy makers, academics and civil society experts to design tax systems that can sustain a just society.

A poster depicting a graph of income inequality
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GRIP is happy to announce that the book “Tax Justice and Global Inequality: Practical Solutions to Protect Developing Country Revenues”, is now available open access. The publication can be downloaded here and it is also available at  BORA.

This book, covering such topics as natural resource management, representation in global tax institutions and effective strategies for building and protecting tax bases,  brings together expertise from a variety of countries and disciplines. It explores the options available to developing countries, and provides a basis for concerted action by tax authorities, policy makers, academics and civil society experts to design tax systems that can sustain a just society. “Tax Injustice and Global Inequality” argues that, for developing countries to achieve social justice and lasting prosperity, they must take control of their own tax destinies, and that this will also be crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

To order hard-copies of the book please visit ZED Books/Bloomsbury

 

About the editors: 

Krishen Mehta is a Senior Global Justice Fellow at Yale University, and was formerly a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He serves on the Board of Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, and on the Asia Advisory Council of Human Rights Watch. He is a Director of Tax Justice Network based in the UK, and a Trustee of the Social Science Foundation at the University of Denver. He has been a guest speaker at the American University in Washington DC, at Yale University In New Haven, CT, and at Tokyo University in Japan.

 

Esther Shubert is a PhD candidate in philosophy at Yale University working on theories of equality. She is a member of Yale’s Global Justice Program where her work has focused primarily on illicit financial flows. She has also done research on illicit financial flows at the United Nations Development Programme and as a consultant to the United Nations’ Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations.

 

Erika Dayle Siu is a tax and development policy specialist and has worked with the United Nations Development Programme and the International Centre for Taxation and Development. She was the first director of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation. She currently works on a team at the University of Illinois at Chicago to build economic research capacity for tobacco taxation in developing countries as part of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. Erika is a graduate of the New York University Law School and the Yale Divinity School.

 

You can also watch the launch of the book with the editors in discussion with Tina Søreide (NHH) and Astrid Haas (IGC), as well as the editors Krishen Mehta and Erika Dayle Siu introduction and comments on the book.