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Designing Institutions for Future Generations: An Introduction

Iñigo González-Ricoy and Axel Gosseries

in Institutions For Future Generations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198746959
eISBN:
9780191809248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746959.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

This chapter presents the book’s goals and structure as well as key notions that should be kept in mind while going through the book’s seventeen proposals. Short-termism and the diversity of its ... More


Institutional Design and Sources of Short-Termism

Michael K. MacKenzie

in Institutions For Future Generations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198746959
eISBN:
9780191809248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746959.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

Future-oriented institutions aim to correct short-term biases in political systems and produce policies that achieve a better balance between the legitimate concerns of the present and the potential ... More


Political Institutions for the Future: A Fivefold Package

Simon Caney

in Institutions For Future Generations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198746959
eISBN:
9780191809248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746959.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

Governments often adopt short-term policies that unnecessarily reduce the standard of living of the current generation and also violate their responsibilities to future generations. It is therefore ... More


Constitutionalizing Intergenerational Provisions

Iñigo González-Ricoy

in Institutions For Future Generations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198746959
eISBN:
9780191809248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746959.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

The chapter provides an overview of the main forms that intergenerational constitutional provisions, i.e. provisions addressing the interests of future generations, can adopt. It then addresses the ... More


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