Efficiency Sustainability and Justice to Future Generations

Efficiency  Sustainability  and Justice to Future Generations

Klaus Mathis One question addressed by John Rawls in “A Theory of Justice” (1971) is that of justice between the generations. ... Efficiency, Sustainability, and Justice to Future Generations, Law and Philosophy Library 98, ...

Author: Klaus Mathis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400718691

Category: Law

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Fifty years after the famous essay “The Problem of Social Cost” (1960) by the Nobel laureate Ronald Coase, Law and Economics seems to have become the lingua franca of American jurisprudence, and although its influence on European jurisprudence is only moderate by comparison, it has also gained popularity in Europe. A highly influential publication of a different nature was the Brundtland Report (1987), which extended the concept of sustainability from forestry to the whole of the economy and society. According to this report, development is sustainable when it “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. A key requirement of sustainable development is justice to future generations. It is still a matter of fact that the law as well as the theories of justice are generally restricted to the resolution of conflicts between contemporaries and between people living in the same country. This in turn raises a number of questions: what is the philosophical justification for intergenerational justice? What bearing does sustainability have on the efficiency principle? How do we put a policy of sustainability into practice, and what is the role of the law in doing so? The present volume is devoted to these questions. In Part One, “Law and Economics”, the role of economic analysis and efficiency in law is examined more closely. Part Two, “Law and Sustainability”, engages with the themes of sustainable development and justice to future generations. Finally, Part Three, “Law, Economics and Sustainability”, addresses the interrelationships between the different aspects.
Categories: Law

Law and Economics in Europe

Law and Economics in Europe

Is the rationality of judicial judgements jeopardized by cognitive biases and empathy? In Efficiency, Sustainability, and Justice for Future Generations. Vol. 98, ed. Klaus Mathis. Law and Philosophy Library, pp. 55 et seqq.

Author: Klaus Mathis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400771109

Category: Law

Page: 396

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This anthology illustrates how law and economics is developing in Europe and what opportunities and problems – both in general and specific legal fields – are associated with this approach within the legal traditions of European countries. The first part illuminates the differences in the development and reception of the economic analysis of law in the American Common Law system and in the continental European Civil Law system. The second part focuses on the different ways of thinking of lawyers and economists, which clash in economic analysis of law. The third part is devoted to legal transplants, which often accompany the reception of law and economics from the United States. Finally, the fourth part focuses on the role economic analysis plays in the law of the European Union. This anthology with its 14 essays from young European legal scholars is an important milestone in establishing a European law and economics culture and tradition.
Categories: Law

Democracy Equality and Justice

Democracy  Equality  and Justice

Philosophy & public affairs, 31 (2), 99–118. Laslett, P., 1992. Is there a generational contract ... New York: New American Library. Malhotra, A., 1998. A commentary on the status of future generations as a subject of international law.

Author: Matt Matravers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317983217

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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In addressing democracy, equality, and justice together, the book stimulates discussions that go beyond the sometimes increasingly technical and increasingly discrete literatures that now dominate the study of each concept. The chapters fall into four categories: on justice and democracy; justice and equality; justice and community; and justice and the future. Concerns of justice unite all the chapters in this volume. However, these concerns now manifest themselves in interesting and new directions. Politically, the book confronts urgent problems of democracy, equality, community, and of how to respond to potentially catastrophic climate change. The response to these problems cannot only be pragmatic and piecemeal. What emerges are a number of interlinking questions and themes that together constitute the central core of contemporary political philosophy. This book was previously published as a special issue of the Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy.
Categories: Political Science

Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice

Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice

In C. A. Miller & P. N. Edwards (Eds.), Changing the atmosphere: Expert knowledge and environmental governance. ... in hybrid global climate governance: Justice, legitimacy, and effectiveness in a post-Paris era.

Author: Tahseen Jafry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134978410

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 542

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The term "climate justice" began to gain traction in the late 1990s following a wide range of activities by social and environmental justice movements that emerged in response to the operations of the fossil fuel industry and, later, to what their members saw as the failed global climate governance model that became so transparent at COP15 in Copenhagen. The term continues to gain momentum in discussions around sustainable development, climate change, mitigation and adaptation, and has been slowly making its way into the world of international and national policy. However, the connections between these remain unestablished. Addressing the need for a comprehensive and integrated reference compendium, The Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice provides students, academics and professionals with a valuable insight into this fast-growing field. Drawing together a multidisciplinary range of authors from the Global North and South, this Handbook addresses some of the most salient topics in current climate justice research, including just transition, urban climate justice and public engagement, in addition to the field’s more traditional focus on gender, international governance and climate ethics. With an emphasis on facilitating learning based on cutting-edge specialised climate justice research and application, each chapter draws from the most recent sources, real-world best practices and tutored reflections on the strategic dimensions of climate justice and its related disciplines. The Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice will be essential reading for students and scholars, as well as being a vital reference tool for those practically engaged in the field.
Categories: Business & Economics

Critiquing Sustainability Changing Philosophy

Critiquing Sustainability  Changing Philosophy

Dover Press:NewYork Mathis,C.(2011)Efficiency,SustainabilityandJustice toFuture Generations.Springer: London Maturana, H. R. &Varela, F.J. (1992) TheTree of Knowledge. Shambala: Boston, MA Max-Neef, M. (1992) ...

Author: Jenneth Parker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136214660

Category: Law

Page: 228

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To increasing numbers of people, sustainability is the key challenge of the twenty-first century. In the many fields where it is a goal, persistent problems obstruct the efforts of those trying to make a difference. The task of this book is to provide an overview of the current state of philosophy in the context of what philosophy is, could be or should be – in relation to sustainability and the human future on Earth. The book is conceived as a contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, helping to link work on philosophy and sustainability. Critiquing Sustainability, Changing Philosophy focusses on the importance of philosophical work to the formation and effectiveness of global civil society and social movements for sustainability in the context of the Anthropocene age of the Earth. It takes a transdisciplinary systems approach that challenges philosophy and concludes by proposing a greatly enhanced role for philosophy in contributing to global public reason for sustainability. This book will be of interest to philosophers, sustainability practitioners and thinkers, policy makers and all those engaged in the global movement for sustainability.
Categories: Law

Climate Change 2014 Mitigation of Climate Change

Climate Change 2014  Mitigation of Climate Change

Economic competition among jurisdictions: efficiency enhancing or distortion inducing? ... Justice between generations: investigating a sufficientarian approach. ... Responsibilities to Future Generations: Environmental Ethics.

Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107058217

Category: Law

Page: 750

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This latest Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC will again form the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences.
Categories: Law

Climate Change 2014 Mitigation of Climate Change

Climate Change 2014  Mitigation of Climate Change

Economic competition among jurisdictions: efficiency enhancing or distortion inducing? Journal of Public Economics 35, 333–354. Available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/ 0047272788900369. Oberdiek J. (2012). The ...

Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316395370

Category: Science


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This latest Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will again form the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences, including students, researchers and policy makers in environmental science, meteorology, climatology, biology, ecology, atmospheric chemistry and environmental policy.
Categories: Science







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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.

Justice Posterity and the Environment

Justice  Posterity  and the Environment

This is because the environmental problems in poor countries, such as lack of clean drinking water, are problems that affect them here and now, whereas in rich counties the environmental problems that people worry about, most are those that ...

Author: Wilfred Beckerman

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199245093

Category: Nature

Page: 217

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This volume provides a thought-provoking critique the main, existing school of environmental ethics and seeks to build a more coherent and rigorous philosophical basis for future environmental policy.
Categories: Nature