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.

chapter 4|16 pages

Equal inheritance and equal shares

A reconsideration of some nineteenth-century reform proposals

chapter 5|11 pages

Are we still modern?

Inheritance law and the broken promise of the Enlightenment

chapter 7|21 pages

Equal inheritance

An anti-perfectionist view

chapter 13|18 pages

To give or not to give?

Inter vivos gifts of mobile property and donor profile before and after the 2004 Flemish Gift Tax Reform