Institutions For Future Generations

Hardcover | January 21, 2017

EditorInigo Gonzalez-Ricoy, Axel Gosseries

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In times of climate change and public debt, a concern for intergenerational justice should lead us to have a closer look at theories of intergenerational justice. It should also press us to provide institutional design proposals to change the decision-making world that surrounds us. This book provides an exhaustive overview of the most important institutional proposals as well as a systematic and theoretical discussion of their respective features and advantages. It focuses on institutional proposals aimed at taking the interests of future generations more seriously, and doesso from the perspective of applied political philosophy, being explicit about the underlying normative choices and the latest developments in the social sciences. It provides citizens, activists, firms, charities, public authorities, policy-analysts, students, and academics with the body ofknowledge necessary to understand what our institutional options are and what they entail if we are concerned about today's excessive short-termism.

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In times of climate change and public debt, a concern for intergenerational justice should lead us to have a closer look at theories of intergenerational justice. It should also press us to provide institutional design proposals to change the decision-making world that surrounds us. This book provides an exhaustive overview of the most...

Inigo Gonzalez-Ricoy is Assistant Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Barcelona. His research is in democratic and constitutional theory, and has been published in the Journal of Applied Philosophy, Ratio Juris and Social Theory and Practice. Axel Gosseries is a Maitre de recherches at the Fonds de la Recherche Scie...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0.01 inPublished:January 21, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PART 1: INTRODUCTORY CHAPTERS1. Inigo Gonzalez-Ricoy and Axel Gosseries: Designing Institutions for Future Generations: An IntroductionMichael K. MacKenzie: Institutional Design and Sources of Short-TermismPART 2: GENERAL TOOLS AND ISSUES3. Nicholas Vrousalis: Intergenerational Justice: a Primer4. Stephane Zuber: Measuring Intergenerational Fairness5. Anja Karnein: Can We Represent Future Generations?6. Axel Gosseries: Generational SovereigntyPART 3: FUTURE-FOCUSED INSTITUTIONS7. Ludvig Beckman and Fredrik Uggla: The Ombudsman for Future Generations: Legitimate and Effective?8. Simon Caney: Political Institutions for the Future: A Five-Fold Package9. John Broome and Duncan K. Foley: A World Climate Bank10. Inigo Gonzalez-Ricoy: Constitutionalising Intergenerational Provisions11. Dennis F. Thompson: Democratic Trusteeship: Institutions to Protect the Future of the Democratic Process12. Marcel Szabo: A Common Heritage Fund for Future Generations13. Kristian Skagen Ekeli: Electoral Design, Sub-Majority Rules and Representation for Future Generations14. Chiara Cordelli and Rob Reich: Philanthropy and Intergenerational JusticePART 4: FUTURE-BENEFICIAL INSTITUTIONS15. Simon Niemeyer and Julia Jennstal: The Deliberative Democratic Inclusion of Future Generations16. Juliana Bidadanure: Youth Quotas, Diversity, and Long-Termism: Can Young People Act as Proxies for Future Generations?17. Michael K. MacKenzie: A General-Purpose, Randomly Selected Chamber18. Claudio Lopez-Guerra: Pilotage Responsibility and Intergenerational Justice19. Karl Widerquist: The People's Endowment20. Virginie Perotin: Democratic Firms: Assets for the Long-Term21. Jonathan White: Archiving for the Future: the Party Constitution22. Danielle Zwarthoed: Alumni Involvement and Long-Termist University Governance23. Joakim Sandberg: Pension Funds, Future Generations, and Fiduciary Duty24. Thomas Baudin and Paula Gobbi: Family Planning is Not (Necessarily) the Priority Institution for Reducing Fertility