Project

The development of the fiscal administration as a manifestation of state capacity and

Duration
01 January 2012 → 31 December 2015
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
  • Social sciences
    • Economic history
Keywords
tax culture tax morale state capacity fiscal administration state formation infrastructural power
 
Project description

The French revolution created a new fiscality and tax administration; key elements in the state formation processes and the organization of society itself. This research project examines the contrast between the continuity of the former fiscal system and the Belgian economic expansion (1795-1852). Which role did the tax administration play in the formation of the modern Belgian ‘fiscal state’?