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dc.contributor.authorWeikard, Hans-Peteren_US
dc.description.abstractIn modern political philosophy social contract theory is the most prominent approach to individual rights and fair institutions. According to social contract theory the system of rights in a society ought to be justified by reconstructing its basic features as a contract between the mutually unconcerned members of society. This paper explores whether social contract theory can successfully be applied to justify rights of future generations. Three competing views are analysed: Rawls's theory of justice, Hobbes's radical liberalism and Gauthier's bargaining framework based on the Lockean proviso.en_US
dc.publisherUniv., Wirtschafts- und Sozialwiss. Fak. Potsdamen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFinanzwissenschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge 15en_US
dc.titleContractarian approaches to intergenerational justice: paper presented at the Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam, June 1996 and at the annual meeting of the European Public Choice Society, Prague, April 1997en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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