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The Past, Present, and Future of Critical Tax Theory: A Conversation

10 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2013 Last revised: 14 Sep 2013

Karen B. Brown

George Washington University Law School

Mary Louise Fellows

University of Minnesota School of Law

Bridget J. Crawford

Pace University School of Law

Date Written: September 1, 2012

Abstract

This essay endeavors to document and to preserve the story of the origins of the book Taxing America (NYU Press 1997) edited by Karen B. Brown and Mary Louise Fellows. The publication of that text was a key milestone in the development of critical tax theory as an intellectual discipline. By identifying and bringing together lawyers and scholars with an interest in the political and discriminatory aspects of tax law, Professors Brown and Fellows created one of the first working groups of critical tax theorists. In this essay, the book's two editors reflect on the book's intellectual antecedents and its material creation. The editors describe the book's reception and influence. Together the essay's three authors consider the future of critical tax theory.

Keywords: tax, critical tax, politics, critical theory, theory, taxation

JEL Classification: K34, K19, K1

Suggested Citation

Brown, Karen B. and Fellows, Mary Louise and Crawford, Bridget J., The Past, Present, and Future of Critical Tax Theory: A Conversation (September 1, 2012). Pittsburgh Tax Review, Vol. 10, No. 59, 2012; Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-49. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2297625

Karen B. Brown

George Washington University Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States

Mary Louise Fellows

University of Minnesota School of Law ( email )

229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Bridget J. Crawford (Contact Author)

Pace University School of Law ( email )

78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States

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