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Author Beckert, Jens, 1967-

Uniform Title Unverdientes Vermogen. English
Title Inherited wealth / Jens Beckert ; translated by Thomas Dunlap.

Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  346.052 B388i 2008    ---  Available
Edition English ed.
Description viii, 382 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical reference (p. [343]-365) and index.
Contents Inheritance and modern society -- Social dimensions of inheritance law -- The right to bequeath : testamentary freedom and the individuality of property -- France : equality versus the freedom of private disposition over property -- Germany : testamentary freedom versus family and social justice -- United States : equality of opportunity versus individual rights of disposition -- Equality and inclusion : the inheritance rights of the family -- The principle of equality in intestacy law -- The spouse in intestacy law -- The integration of illegitimate children into inheritance law -- Political structure and inheritance law : the abolition of entails -- The double abolition of substitutions in France -- The delayed abolition of fideikommisse in Germany -- The abolition of entails in the American Revolution -- Social justice through redistribution? the taxation of inheritance -- Equality of opportunity versus private property : the estate tax in the United States -- "Sense of family" versus social justice : the inheritance tax in Germany -- Destruction of national wealth: The progressive inheritance tax in France -- Conclusion : discourse and institutions -- Appendix : The method of content analysis of parliamentary debates
Note Translated from the German.
Subject Inheritance and succession -- Germany.
Inheritance and succession -- France.
Inheritance and succession -- United States.
ISBN 0691134510 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780691124971 (clothbound : alk. paper)
0691124973 (clothbound : alk. paper)
9780691134512 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000041564300
NLGGC 306202530

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