Environmental policies and justice between generations: On the need for a comprehensive theory of justice between generations

AVNER DE‐SHALIT*

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Abstract

Abstract. Moral dilemmas that arise from environmental policies are varied. Over and above relations between human beings and either animals or nature, these include relations between contemporaries and future inhabitants of our world. In that sense many environmental policies can be seen as a matter of distribution of access to goods between contemporaries and future generations. In light of this argument a comprehensive theory of justice between generations seems needed to enable political theorists to evaluate environmental problems and to discuss ecological questions with a new approach.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)307-316
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Political Research
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1992
Externally publishedYes

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