1. Introduction; 2. The Theory of Predatory Rule; Appendix to Chapter 2: Excursus on the Acquisition of Rule; 3. Creating Compliance; 4. Revenue Production in Republican Rome; 5. France and England in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; 6. Introduction of the Income Tax in Eighteenth-Century Britain; 7. Compliance with the Commonwealth Income Tax in Australia; 8. Conclusion; Appendix: Bringing People Back into the State: A Bibliographical Essay; Bibliography; Index.
Margaret Levi's wide-ranging theoretical and historical study demonstrates the importance of political relative to economic factors in accounting for revenue production policies.