The collection of essays in this volume encompasses much of the top-tier literature on a novel view in political theory—limitarianism. Questions of whether imposing limits on wealth can be justified are discussed at length and from multiple perspectives, drawing on core approaches to justice, as well as democratic theory, the history of ideas, republicanism, and environmental policies. The book is a valuable resource for academics working on political theory or related fields, and for a non-specialist audience interested in the phenomenon and problems associated with wealth concentration.
University of Bucharest
Ingrid Robeyns holds the chair in Ethics of Institutions at Utrecht University. She received her PhD dissertation from Cambridge University in 2003 and has since been publishing widely on questions of distributive justice, inequalities, applied ethics, and methodological considerations. She served as the first Director of the Dutch Research School of Philosophy, as the former director of Utrecht University’s Ethics Institute, and as the eighth president of the Human Development and Capability Association. She has co-edited two edited volumes and three special journal issues, and has previously published the book Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice (2017, https://www.openbookpublishers.com/books/10.11647/obp.0130) with Open Book Publishers. She currently has a contract with Allen Lane (UK) and Astra House (USA) for a trade book on limitarianism (with translation rights sold to seven other publishers), which is scheduled to appear in the winter of 2023–2024.