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Title:Contractarian 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 1997 PDF Logo
Authors:Weikard, Hans-Peter
Issue Date:1997
Series/Report no.:Finanzwissenschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge 15
Abstract:In 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.
JEL:D90
D63
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-8529
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Finanzwissenschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge, Universität Potsdam

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