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Article Number - C844AD31463


Vol.1(2), pp. 019-034 , June 2009

ISSN: 2141-2480



Full Length Research Paper

Fiscal solidarity: Key benefits and pitfalls for Spain to lower their fiscal conflicts


Jan Werner




Institute of Local Public Finance, Schumannstraße 29, 63225 Langen, Germany. 


Email: jan.werner@ilpf.de






 Accepted: 18 June 2009  Published: 30 June 2009

Copyright © 2009 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

On December 6th, 1978 the Spanish population implemented its new constitution by means of a referendum and finalised the transition process from the Franco regime to a modern democracy based on a parliamentary monarchy. In the next 30 years the fiscal power and the expenditure autonomy of the 17 regions, called Comunidades autónomas, increased constantly. But on the other hand, in some regions – mainly in the Catalan and the Basque regions – the demand for complete sovereignty has also become stronger, while the central government is currently unwilling to delegate any additional tax sovereignty to the regions. Therefore, this paper presents the German equalization system among the states and concludes with some policy implications to reduce the ill feelings between the central government and its respective regional counterparts in Spain.

 

Key word: Fiscal federalism, Spain, sub-national finance, Germany.


APA (2009). Fiscal solidarity: Key benefits and pitfalls for Spain to lower their fiscal conflicts. Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research, 1(2), 019-034.
Chicago Jan Werner. "Fiscal solidarity: Key benefits and pitfalls for Spain to lower their fiscal conflicts." Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research 1, no. 2 (2009): 019-034.
MLA Jan Werner. "Fiscal solidarity: Key benefits and pitfalls for Spain to lower their fiscal conflicts." Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research 1.2 (2009): 019-034.
   
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