Activities

Future activities

PSRB-Africa Workshop in Aarhus, Denmark, June 2020 - POSTPONED

The purpose of the workshop will be to present working papers and discuss newly begun projects.

NOPSA, Reykjavik, Iceland, August 2021

10 – 13 August 2021

Panel: Taxation and state-society relations in a comparative perspective

Workshop chairs: 

Johanna Söderström, Department of Government, Uppsala University

Anne Mette Kjær, Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus

Anna Persson, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg

Lise Rakner, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen  

Previous activities

African Studies Association Annual meeting, Virtual Meeting, November 2020

Panel: Colonial and Contemporary Dynamics of Taxation in Africa

Friday November 20, 10:30 AM est

Chair: 
Ane Karoline Bak, Aarhus University

Participants:

Vanessa van den Boogaard, International Centre for Tax and Development, Institute of Development Studies and Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto
Hybrid outcomes of formal and informal taxation: Informal revenue generation as patrimonial resource distribution in Sierra Leone

Laura Channing, Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge
Internal Inequalities: Taxpayers, Taxation and Expenditure in a Composite Colonial State 

Matilde Jeppesen, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
Facilitating the Fiscal Contract? The Case of Semi-Autonomous Revenue Authorities in Sub-Saharan Africa 

Ane Karoline Bak, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
A brokered or broken fiscal contract in Senegal?

Discussant:

Cathrine Boone, The London School of Economics and Political Science

African Studies Association Annual meeting, Boston, November 2019

Panel: The Politics of Revenue Bargaining

21 November 2019, 10:30 AM

Chair: 

Anne Mette Kjær

Co-chair:
Ane Karoline Bak, Aarhus University

Participants:

Dan Ngabirano, Makerere University
Bargaining processes in petroleum legislation in Uganda

Lise Rakner, University of Bergen, and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, CMI Bergen
Tax bargains in poorly regulated countries: Lobbying and the shaping of tax policies in Tanzania

Moses Khisa, North Carolina State University
Campaign Financing and the Politics of Revenue Bargaining in Uganda and Tanzania

Ane Karoline Bak, Aarhus University
Brokering the fiscal contract: Revenue bargaining in Senegal's informal sector

Discussant:

Nicolas van de Walle, Cornell University

Ole Therkildsen, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

ESID Conference, University of Manchester, September 2019

9-11 September 2019

Anne Mette Kjær and Marianne Ulriksen, paper presentation, "The politics of Revenue Bargaining: Triggers, processes and outcomes"

Ane Karoline Bak, paper presentation, "Sorting out the confusion: Conceptualising fiscal contracts"

PSRB-Africa Workshop in Arusha, Tanzania, January 2019

7-9 January 2019

The purpose of the workshop was to present paper drafts and to discuss future projects.

African Studies Association Annual meeting, Atlanta, November 2018

29 November - 1 December 2018

“Approaching a Senegalese puzzle: On Social Accountability and Fiscal Contracts”.

Ane Karoline Bak, paper presentation.

International Conference on Global Dynamics of Social Policy, University of Bremen, October 2018

25-26 October 2018

“External influence and (shifting) elite commitment to social protection in Tanzania”.

Marianne Ulriksen, paper presentation.

ECPR General Conference, University of Hamburg, August 2018

 22-24 Aug 2018.

 Jamal Msami paper presentation.    

IPSA World Congress in Brisbane, August 2018

August, 2018.

Anne Mette Kjær Paper presentation

Unlike Twins. Comparative Politics Conference, University of Tubingen, March 2017

March 15-16 2017.

See Panel 7 at: https://vergleichdvpw2017.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/programm-dvpw-sektionstagung-final.pdf.
Ane Karoline Foged, Rachel Beach, Marianne Ulriksen and Anne Mette Kjær paper presentations.

African Studies Association Annual meeting, Chicago, November 2017

Panel: Changing revenue bargaining dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa

18 November 2017 - 10:30 AM

Chair: 
Anne Mette Kjær, Aarhus University
A Spate of Tax Reform in Tanzania: Testing the Political Settlement Theory

Participants:
Marianne Ulriksen, University of Southern Denmark and Lucas Katera, Policy Research for Development, REPOA
Changing Dynamics of Local Revenue Bargaining

Lucas Katera, Policy Research for Development, REPOA and Anne Mette Kjær, Aarhus University
Tax Bargains in Poorly Regulated Natural Resource Rich Countries: Comparing Lobbying Games by Domestic and Foreign Companies in Tanzania

Lise Rakner, University of Bergen and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI)
Taking the Revenue Actor's Perspective - Strategies of Revenue Bargaining

Rachel Beach, Aarhus University

Discussant: 
Ole Therkildsen, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

ECPR’s Joint Sessions of Workshops in Nicosia, Cyprus, April 2018

 April 2018

PSRB-Africa Workshop in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, August 2017

Workshop in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, in August 2017

21-26 August 2017

The purpose of the workshop is to present and discuss full paper drafts, to comment and discuss the papers, to revise and write more, and finally to develop the projects further.

PSRB-Africa Workshop in Entebbe, Uganda, January 2017

25-27 January 2017

The purpose of the workshop is to present work in progress, to develop and discuss our common approach and framework, and to discuss methodologies and future steps.

PSRB-Africa Project Launch Workshop in Aarhus, August 2016

22-26 August 2016  

The purpose of the workshop is basically to get the research going, to discuss the collaborative research, and to present and develop ideas together. The main goal is to find a common platform that we can all contribute to.