Taxation in a Time of Crisis: Policy Leadership from the OECD to the G20
McGill University - Faculty of Law
February 19, 2010
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy, Vol. 5, 2010
Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1107
After decades of directing global economic policy standards alone, the United States and Europe publicly extended leadership power to some developing countries in response to the economic crisis of 2008-2009. But an entrenched international architecture of tax policy expertise ensures that a small group of established players continue to shape tax norms and practices throughout the world. This architecture is based on historical international power relationships and institutional history. For diplomatic restructuring on the world stage to usher in a new age of inclusion for previously marginalized states and peoples, systemic changes must also take place in these entrenched institutions and processes.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 22
Keywords: tax policy, tax norms, norm diffusion, customary law, international law, soft law, power, transnational networks, OECD, G7, G20, G24, harmful tax practices, participation, legitimacy, developing countries, policymaking, globalization, law and institutions, global governance, consensus, international
JEL Classification: E63, H2, F02, H87, K33, K34, N40, P45, H11, H21, H87, F50, F53, F59, Z13
Date posted: February 21, 2010
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