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Time and the Generations

Partha Dasgupta

in Climate Change and Common Sense: Essays in Honour of Tom Schelling

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692873
eISBN:
9780191738371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692873.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews the ethical foundations of both national and international policies designed to counter global climate change. Four moral theories are identified and are shown under certain ... More


Nonrenewable Resources

Alfred Greiner and Willi Semmler

in The Global Environment, Natural Resources, and Economic Growth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195328233
eISBN:
9780199869985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328233.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on dynamic models with exhaustible resources. It discusses protype growth models that incorporate and study the consequences of finitely available exhaustible resources. Some of ... More


Dramatising the crisis

Jennie Bristow

in Stop Mugging Grandma: The 'Generation Wars' and Why Boomer Blaming Won't Solve Anything

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300236835
eISBN:
9780300249422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236835.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter illustrates how the ‘Boomer’ of the cultural imagination is a cipher for long-running anxieties about the past, present, and future. In attempting to explain why the Boomers are such a ... More


Two Perspectives on Baby Boomers

Melvin Delgado

in Baby Boomers of Color: Implications for Social Work Policy and Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163019
eISBN:
9780231538428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163019.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines two philosophical or political perspectives on baby boomers: generational equity and intergenerational equity. Each viewpoint takes a dramatically different view of the ... More


The Environment and Armed Conflict: Employing General Principles to Protect the Environment

Kirsten Stefanik

in Environmental Protection and Transitions from Conflict to Peace: Clarifying Norms, Principles, and Practices

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198784630
eISBN:
9780191827051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784630.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Armed conflict is inherently destructive of the environment. It can cause serious and irreversible damage and threaten the health and livelihoods of individuals and the planet as a whole. ... More


The Purpose of Equity

Catharine Titi

in The Function of Equity in International Law

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198868002
eISBN:
9780191904608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868002.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

‘The way is equity, the end is justice’, wrote the umpire in the Aroa Mines case. The chapter probes the ethical foundations of equity in international law and argues that the overarching purpose of ... More


Social insecurities and grown-up policy-making

Jennie Bristow

in Stop Mugging Grandma: The 'Generation Wars' and Why Boomer Blaming Won't Solve Anything

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300236835
eISBN:
9780300249422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236835.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter considers some solutions for the generation wars. Indeed, it argues that, in terms of the generation wars, the answer is simple: just stop fighting them. There is no conflict between the ... More


Intergenerational Equity and Responsibility for Future Generations

Kotaro Suzumura

in Capitalism Beyond Mutuality?: Perspectives Integrating Philosophy and Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825067
eISBN:
9780191863745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825067.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Political Economy

Why should the present generation be held responsible for the sustainable well-being of future generations, especially since past generations must bear some large share of the cause of global ... More


Economics, Ethics and Climate Change †

Simon Dietz, Cameron Hepburn, and Nicholas Stern

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Climate change raises challenging questions in the economics of risk, space, time, and in broader aspects of human well-being. Many of these are normative questions, which cannot be addressed without ... More


The Present, the Future, and the Power of Contingency in Human Life

Ian Tyrrel

in Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226197760
eISBN:
9780226197937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226197937.003.0013
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Analyses contradictions within Progressive conservation for simultaneous development and preservation of natural resources. Shows how Progressivism both exhibited and spurred interest in ideas of ... More


Special Issues and Considerations

Gunnar Almgren

in Health Care as a Right of Citizenship: The Continuing Evolution of Reform

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170130
eISBN:
9780231543316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170130.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter addresses a number of thorny issues having to do with segments of the national population that in one way or the other either 1) represent exceptions to the general case of American ... More


The Deliberative Democratic Inclusion of Future Generations

Simon Niemeyer and Julia Jennstål

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/9780198746959.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

This chapter argues for the institutionalization of deliberative mini-publics as a mechanism for both improving the standing of future generations in the decision-making process and the ... More


Extra Long Life: Ethical Aspects of Increased Life Span

Margaret Pabst Battin

in Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195140279
eISBN:
9780199850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140279.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The prospect of extra-long life spawns a bloom of ethical issues, among them how to achieve intergenerational equity; how to balance health care entitlements with rising costs for the elderly; how to ... More


Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Ian Tyrrell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226197760
eISBN:
9780226197937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226197937.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Examines rising alarm over waste of natural resources, and its use by Theodore Roosevelt and his administration to further objectives of conservation and an American form of empire. These objectives ... More


Energy and Empire:: Shadows of the Fossil Fuel Revolution

Ian Tyrrel

in Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226197760
eISBN:
9780226197937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226197937.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Examines anxieties over the rapid expansion of fossil fuel use in American industry from the 1870s to 1908. Treats in turn coal, oil and gas waste, and emphasises the links that geopolitical ... More


Justice and Posterity

Simon Caney

in Climate Justice: Integrating Economics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198813248
eISBN:
9780191851230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813248.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

What kind of world should current generations bequeath to those who come after them? One appealing principle holds that those alive at any one time should leave future people with a standard of ... More


Environmental Law: Judiciary Takes Center Stage

Tirthankar Roy and Anand V. Swamy

in Law and the Economy in a Young Democracy: India 1947 and Beyond

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226799001
eISBN:
9780226799148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226799148.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In its drive to industrialize, India, like any other developing country, is at risk of damaging its environment. The short-term electoral interests of governments encourage decisions that will pay ... More


Sharing Resource Wealth and Addressing Fragility

Nathalie Pouokam

in How to Achieve Inclusive Growth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780192846938
eISBN:
9780191939372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846938.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses the main challenges faced by resource-rich nations in promoting equity; describes policy tools available for managing exhaustible natural resources; and analyzes the ... More


The Social Cost of Carbon from Theory to Trump

J. Paul Kelleher

in Climate Justice: Integrating Economics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198813248
eISBN:
9780191851230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813248.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The social cost of carbon (SCC) is a central concept in climate change economics. This chapter explains the SCC and investigates it philosophically. As is widely acknowledged, any SCC calculation ... More


Macroeconomics of Indian Public Finance: Deficits and Debt

M. Govinda Rao

in Studies in Indian Public Finance

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780192849601
eISBN:
9780191944710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192849601.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Elevated levels of deficits and debt in India raise serious questions of stability and sustainability from to time. The resulting interest payments crowd out allocations for the much needed social ... More


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