Inaugural lecture by Robert van der Veen: "On a Conflict in the Difference Principle"

On 10 May 2010, Robert van der Veen was appointed honorary professor of political science at Aarhus University for the period 1 June 2010 till 31 May 2015. To mark this, he will give an inaugural lecture entitled "On a Conflict in the Difference Principle".

Info about event


Thursday 24 November 2011,  at 14:15 - 16:00


Room 455, Bldg 1342, Bartholins Allé, 8000 Aarhus C


Department of Political Science

Time and place:

Thursday, 24 November 2011, 14:15
in room 455 , bldg 1342 (NB:
(entrance via bldg 1340)


Efter forelæsningen er Institut for Statskundskab vært ved en reception i frokostlokalet.

Om Robert van der Veen

Robert van der Veen is Associate Professor in Political Theory at the University of Amsterdam and a member of the Amsterdam School for Social Research. He has contributed significantly to the literature on basic income and distributive justice: e.g., (with Philippe Van Parijs), 'Entitlement Theories of Justice: From Nozick to Roemer and Beyond', Economics and Philosophy, 1 (1985): 69-81; (with Philippe Van Parijs), 'A Capitalist Road to Communism', Theory and Society 15, 5 (1986): 635-656; ‘Equality of talent resources: procedures or outcomes?’, Ethics, 113 (2002): 55-81; ‘Basic Income Versus Working Subsidies: Competing instruments in an optimal tax model with a maximin objective’, Economics and Philosophy (2004): 1-37. His research includes as well issues within public policy and comparative politics: e.g. (with Huib Pellikaan) Environmental dilemmas and policy design (Cambridge University Press, 2002); (with Loek Groot), ‘Post-productivism and welfare states: a comparative analysis’, British Journal of Political Science, 36 (2006): 593-618; (with Wouter van der Brug), ‘Three Worlds of Social Insurance. On the validity of Esping-Andersen’s welfare regime dimensions’ (unpublished paper, will be presented to the Research Section on Danish and Comparative Politics Friday 25. November).