Handbook Of Intergenerational Justice

Handbook of Intergenerational Justice
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
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Category Psychology
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781847201850
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The contributors to this volume undertake to establish the foundations and definitions of intergenerational justice and to explore its capacity to guide us in policy and public opinion judgments we must make to face unprecedented issues. . . We are changing the biosphere and using resources to an extent never contemplated in the history of ethics. Deterioration of our oceans, loss of topsoil, insecurity about potable water supplies, the ozone hole, global warming, and the question about how to handle high-level nuclear waste which remains lethal perhaps 400,000 years from now, are some examples whose consequences reach far beyond inherited principles and policies of responsibility to others. This Handbook works to open a path for debate, extension of our tradition and invention of new thinking on these issues. Craig Walton, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, US More than a Handbook, this collection is a landmark work showing the way to a new ethics of intergenerational responsibility. It raises, in the most comprehensive way, the overarching ethical questions of our time, What are the rights of future generations? and How might present generations establish a philosophical foundation for its responsibilities to generations to come? . Peter Blaze Corcoran, Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education, Florida Gulf Coast University, US This important book provides a rich menu of history, current theory, and future directions in constitutional law, philosophy of rights and justice, and the relations of economics and politics to time, institutions, and the common good. It is enlivened by back-and-forth discussions among the authors (including some disagreements), as well as by applications to important contemporary issues such as climate change, nuclear waste, and public debt. Theoretic considerations are nicely balanced with examples of the means adopted in a number of countries to establish a legal foundation for protection of the quality of life for future generations. Neva Goodwin, Tufts University, US Do we owe the future anything? If so, what and why? Our capacity to affect the lives of future generations is greater than ever before, but what principles should regulate our relationship with people who don t yet exist? This Handbook offers a comprehensive survey of the key debates and pathbreaking accounts of potential ways forward both ethical and institutional. Andrew Dobson, The Open University, UK This Handbook provides a detailed overview of various issues related to intergenerational justice. Comprising articles written by a distinguished group of scholars from the international scientific community, the Handbook is divided into two main thematic sections foundations and definitions of intergenerational justice and institutionalization of intergenerational justice. The first part clarifies basic terms and traces back the origins of the idea of intergenerational justice. It also focuses on the problem of intergenerational buck-passing in the ecological context; for example in relation to nuclear waste and the greenhouse effect. At the same time, it also sheds light on the relationship between intergenerational justice and economics, addressing issues such as public debt and financial sustainability. The innovative second part of the volume highlights how posterity can be institutionally protected, such as by inserting relevant clauses into national constitutions. Reading this volume is the best way to gain an overall knowledge of intergenerational justice an extremely salient and topical issue of our time. The Handbook is an important contribution to the literature and will be of great interest to academics and graduate students as well as readers interested in wider human rights issues.

Handbook of Intergenerational Justice
  • Author : Joerg Chet Tremmel
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01

The contributors to this volume undertake to establish the foundations and definitions of intergenerational justice and to explore its capacity to guide us in policy and public opinion judgments we must make to face unprecedented issues. . . We are changing the biosphere and using resources to an extent never contemplated in

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A Theory of Intergenerational Justice
  • Author : Joerg Chet Tremmel
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 2009-12

This highly accessible book provides an extensive and comprehensive overview of current research and theory about why and how we should protect future generations. It exposes how and why the interests of people today and those of future generations are often in conflict and what can be done. It rebuts

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Intergenerational Justice
  • Author : Axel Gosseries,Lukas H. Meyer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2009-05-21

From combating climate change to ensuring proper funding for future pensions, concerns about ethics between generations are everywhere. In this volume 16 philosophers explore the wide-ranging and diverse topic of intergenerational justice.

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The Oxford Handbook of Distributive Justice
  • Author : Serena Olsaretti
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-14

Distributive justice has come to the fore in political philosophy: how should we arrange our social and economic institutions so as to distribute benefits and burdens fairly? Thirty-eight leading figures from philosophy and political theory present specially written critical assessments of the key issues in this flourishing area of research.

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Research Handbook on Law  Environment and the Global South
  • Author : Philippe Cullet,Sujith Koonan
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019

This comprehensive Research Handbook offers an innovative analysis of environmental law in the global South and contributes to an important reassessment of some of its major underlying concepts. The Research Handbook discusses areas rarely prioritized in environmental law, such as land rights, and underlines how these intersect with issues including

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The Routledge Handbook of Ethics and Public Policy
  • Author : Annabelle Lever,Andrei Poama
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-26

What does it mean to do public policy ethics today? How should philosophers engage with ethical issues in policy-making when policy decisions are circumscribed by political and pragmatic concerns? How do ethical issues in public policy differ between areas such as foreign policy, criminal justice, or environmental policy? The Routledge

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The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics
  • Author : Hugh LaFollette
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2005-09-15

This is a guide to contemporary thought on ethical issues in all areas of human activity - personal, medical, sexual, social, political, judicial, and international, from the natural world to the world of business.

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The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society
  • Author : John S. Dryzek,Richard B. Norgaard,David Schlosberg
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2011-08-18

Climate change presents perhaps the most profound challenge ever confronted by human society. This volume is a definitive analysis drawing on the best thinking on questions of how climate change affects human systems, and how societies can, do, and should respond. Key topics covered include the history of the issues,

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Climate Change  Justice and Future Generations
  • Author : Edward A. Page
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01

Climate Change, Justice and Future Generations is a valuable contribution to the debate on both theoretical and applied justice in climate change, and it fills a manifest gap in the current literature. Marco Grasso, International Environmental Agreements Page effectively marries the issues raised by climate change science with analytical philosophy

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Demographic Change and Intergenerational Justice
  • Author : Joerg Tremmel
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-03-04

Intergenerational justice has been achieved if the opportunities of the members of the next generation to fulfill their needs are better than those of the members of the preceding generation. For this, each generation ought to leave for the next generation an amount of resources is at least equal to

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The Oxford Handbook of the Macroeconomics of Global Warming
  • Author : Willi Semmler
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015

Dialogue on global warming has progressed from the Kyoto Protocol to meetings in Copenhagen and Cancun and will soon resume in meetings in South Africa. Some observers consider the Copenhagen conference a failure. EU representatives, in contrast, present an optimistic evaluation of achieving a global temperature rise limit of not

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The Human Right to a Green Future
  • Author : Richard P. Hiskes
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2009

This book presents an argument for establishing environmental human rights as the legitimate possession of both present and future generations. It uses these rights - to clean air, water, and soil - to make an argument for justice across generations, that is, for recognizing the obligation that present generations have

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The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law
  • Author : Kevin R. Gray,Richard Tarasofsky,Cinnamon PiƱon Carlarne
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04

Climate change presents one of the greatest challenges of our time, and has become one of the defining issues of the twenty-first century. The radical changes which both developed and developing countries will need to make, in economic and in legal terms, to respond to climate change are unprecedented. International

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The Routledge Handbook of Food Ethics
  • Author : Mary Rawlinson,Caleb Ward
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-01

While the history of philosophy has traditionally given scant attention to food and the ethics of eating, in the last few decades the subject of food ethics has emerged as a major topic, encompassing a wide array of issues, including labor justice, public health, social inequity, animal rights and environmental

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The Cambridge Handbook of Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development
  • Author : Sumudu A. Atapattu,Carmen G. Gonzalez,Sara L. Seck
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-15

Despite the global endorsement of the Sustainable Development Goals, environmental justice struggles are growing all over the world. These struggles are not isolated injustices, but symptoms of interlocking forms of oppression that privilege the few while inflicting misery on the many and threatening ecological collapse. This handbook offers critical perspectives

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