- Title Pages
- List of Figures and Tables
- List of Contributors
- 1 Designing Institutions for Future Generations
- 2 Institutional Design and Sources of Short-Termism
- 3 Intergenerational Justice
- 4 Measuring Intergenerational Fairness
- 5 Can we Represent Future Generations?
- 6 Generational Sovereignty
- 7 An Ombudsman for Future Generations
- 8 Political Institutions for the Future
- 9 A World Climate Bank
- 10 Constitutionalizing Intergenerational Provisions
- 11 Democratic Trusteeship
- 12 A Common Heritage Fund for Future Generations
- 13 Electoral Design, Sub-Majority Rules, and Representation for Future Generations
- 14 Philanthropy and Intergenerational Justice
- 15 The Deliberative Democratic Inclusion of Future Generations
- 16 Youth Quotas, Diversity, and Long-Termism
- 17 A General-Purpose, Randomly Selected Chamber
- 18 Piloting Responsibility and Intergenerational Justice
- 19 The People’s Endowment
- 20 Democratic Firms
- 21 Archiving for the Future
- 22 Alumni Involvement and Long-Termist University Governance
- 23 Pension Funds, Future Generations, and Fiduciary Duty
- 24 Family Planning is Not (Necessarily) the Priority Institution for Reducing Fertility
- (p.49) 3 Intergenerational Justice
- Institutions For Future Generations
- Oxford University Press
This chapter introduces the debate on justice across generations by connecting it with contemporary accounts of distributive justice. It explores the pattern, metric, and scope questions as they arise in the context of intergenerational distribution. The question of pattern is: how should we distribute whatever it is that justice is concerned with? The question of metric is: what is it that we should aim to distribute across, or preserve for, future generations? The question of scope is: over whom does justice apply? This chapter defends an egalitarian response to the pattern question, a pluralist response to the metric question, and an inclusive ‘chronopolitan’ response to the scope question. It also addresses the question of weak vs. strong sustainability and the problem of rights-ascription in the case of future people.
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