Wealth and Power - Maintaining Political Equality in a Capitalist Society

  • Brouwer, H. (Organiser)
  • Michael Bennett (Organiser)
  • Rutger Claassen (Organiser)

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The Ethics Institute of Utrecht University proposes a workshop titled ‘Wealth and Power: Maintaining Political Equality in a Capitalist Society’. The viability of political equality given unequal private property has never been adequately resolved by political philosophers. In the past generation, theories of democracy and of property have often avoided the subject. The proposed workshop places this core problem of our times at the center of scholarly analysis. Combining broad theoretical perspectives with detailed institutional design, it brings political theory and philosophy into dialogue with political science, economics, history and law. The aims of the workshop are twofold. First, to create an interdisciplinary research network of junior and senior scholars working on questions of wealth and power. Second, to discuss draft chapters for an edited volume that can serve as a central reference in a field that is coming to the fore in both academic and societal discussions.

Richard Arneson (University of California at San Diego)
Michael Bennett (Utrecht University)
Huub Brouwer (Utrecht University)
Elliot Bulmer (IDEA)
Thomas Christiano (University of Arizona)
Rutger Claassen (Utrecht University)
Chiara Destri (Frankfurt University)
Jessica Flannigan (University of Richmond)
Anna Gerbrandy (Utrecht University)
Brian Kogelmann (West Virginia University)
Jessica Kimpell (University of Virginia)
Phil Parvin (Loughbourough University)
Pauline Phoa (Utrecht University)
Yara Al Salman (Utrecht University)
Emma Saunders-Hastings (Ohio State University)
Igor Shoikhedbrod (University of Toronto)
Patricio López Turconi (Georgetown University)
Stuart White (Oxford University)
Anahí Wiedenbrüg (Oxford University)
Period10 Jun 202112 Jun 2021
Event typeConference
LocationUtrecht, NetherlandsShow on map