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1st Edition

Inherited Wealth, Justice and Equality

ISBN 9780415516921
Published November 1, 2012 by Routledge
264 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The core of the book consists of a selection of papers presented at an international workshop where researchers from a variety of fields and countries discussed the connections between inherited wealth, justice and equality. The volume is complemented by a few other papers commissioned by the editors. The contributions cover historical, political, philosophical, sociological and economic aspects.

Table of Contents

1. The Debates about Inherited Wealth and Its Taxation: An Introductory Essay John Cunliffe, Guido Erreygers and Andrew Reeve  2. Dominion Rights of the Aboriginals in Francisco de Vitoria’s De indis Virpi Mäkinen  3. Inheritance and Bequest in Lockean Rights Theory Robert Lamb  4. Equal Inheritance and Equal Shares: A Reconsideration of Some 19th Century Reform Proposals John Cunliffe and Guido Erreygers  5. Are We Still Modern? Inheritance Law and the Broken Promise of the Enlightenment Jens Beckert  6. Entailed Citizenship Ayelet Shachar and Ran Hirschl  7. Equal Inheritance: An Anti-Perfectionist View Matthew Clayton  8. Favouring Wealth Intergenerational Mobility by Increasing the Inheritance Tax: Putting the Case for France Luc Arrondel and André Masson  9. Does the Financial Crisis Create Opportunities for Wealth Taxation? Rajiv Prabhakar  10. The Economics of Wealth Transfer Taxation Helmuth Cremer and Pierre Pestieau  11. Inheritance Taxation, Notions of Legitimacy and Bourdieu Ann Mumford  12. From Trustees to Wealth Managers Brooke Harrington  13. To Give or Not to Give? Inter Vivos Gifts of Mobile Property and Donor-Profile Before and After the 2004 Flemish Gift Tax Reform Carine Smolders


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Guido Errygers is Professor and Chair at the Department of Economics, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

John Cunliffe is Associate Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies, (PAIS), University of Warwick, UK