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The welfare of future generations

Tony Fitzpatrick

in After the New Social Democracy

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780719064760
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700433 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719064760.003.0007
The welfare of future generations

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This chapter examines the possible links between sustainability and distributive justice, focusing on the welfare of future generations. It discusses the argument of Wilfred Beckerman and Joanna Pasek which holds that interests of future generations cannot be protected or promoted within the framework of any theory of justice. This chapter also outlines a theory of intergenerational justice and explains what this theory might imply for welfare reform.

Keywords: sustainability; distributive justice; welfare; future generations; Wilfred Beckerman; Joanna Pasek; intergenerational justice; welfare reform

Chapter.  10257 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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