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Institutions For Future Generations

Iñigo González-Ricoy and Axel Gosseries


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 come up with institutional design proposals to change the decision-making world that surrounds us. This book focuses on institutional proposals aimed at taking the interests of future generations more seriously. It does so from the perspective of applied political philosophy, being explicit about the underlying normative choices and open to the latest developments in the social sciences. It provides citizen ... More

Keywords: long-termism, future generations, sustainability, institutional design, representation, ombudsman for future generations, committee for the future, legitimacy, democratic theory, climate change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198746959
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746959.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Iñigo González-Ricoy, editor
Assistant Professor of Political Philosophy, University of Barcelona

Axel Gosseries, editor
Research Fellow, Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique, University of Louvain

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Part I Introductory Chapters

1 Designing Institutions for Future Generations

Iñigo González-Ricoy and Axel Gosseries

Part II General Tools and Issues

3 Intergenerational Justice

Nicholas Vrousalis

Part III Future-Focused Institutions

7 An Ombudsman for Future Generations

Ludvig Beckman and Fredrik Uggla

9 A World Climate Bank

John Broome and Duncan K. Foley

11 Democratic Trusteeship

Dennis F. Thompson

14 Philanthropy and Intergenerational Justice

Chiara Cordelli and Rob Reich

Part IV Future-Beneficial Institutions

19 The People’s Endowment

Karl Widerquist

20 Democratic Firms

Virginie Pérotin

End Matter