Shining a Light on the Mysteries of State: The Origins of Fiscal Transparency in Western Europe

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Shining a Light on the Mysteries of State: The Origins of Fiscal Transparency in Western Europe
The extent of fiscal transparency in Western Europe has varied over the centuries. Although ancient Greek, Roman, and medieval governments were sometimes open about their finances, the absolute monarchies of the 1600s and 1700s shrouded them in mystery. Factorsthat have encouraged transparency include (i) the sharing of political power and... READ MORE...

Publication date: October 2013
ISBN 9781475570946
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