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Vanishing Borders of Urban Local Finance: Global Developments with Illustrations from Indian Federation

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Springer Nature Singapore

Source : Springer Nature Singapore, 2022

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Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Business

Center : Amrita Center for Economics & Governance (ACEG)

Department : Economics & Governance

Verified : Yes

Year : 2022

Abstract : This book examines the emerging trends in vanishing borders of urban local government finance due to uncertain local tax and expenditure regimes. It analyzes the global developments with illustrations from state budgetary operations of the Indian federation. This trend has gained momentum due to concentration of population in cities and big towns as a consequence of globalization, leading to enhanced environmental vulnerability due to climate change. Expanding expenditure needs have not been corresponded by revenue regimes and transfers. Moreover, involving corporate sector in local area preference initiatives through mandatory corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an interesting development. It is expected to work as a local fiscal additionality to supplement locally provided civic and infrastructure services. This additionality may also evolve into public private partnerships at the local level. Such development however has the potential of displacing local government operations. The focus of the book hinges around critically examining setbacks to fiscal decentralization and challenges in improving the status of urban local finances to enhance fiscal autonomy of these governments, particularly in Indian scenario. The book also explores the possibility of an expanded role of local fiscal policy in the context of globalization and climate change, besides addressing the conventional responsibilities with respect to quality of civic services.

Cite this Research Publication : Shyam Nath, Yeti Nisha Madhoo "Vanishing Borders of Urban Local Finance: Global Developments with Illustrations from Indian Federation", Springer Nature Singapore, 2022

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