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Lange Zeit war die SRzG nicht im englischen Sprachraum vertreten. Aber Generationengerechtigkeit ist offensichtlich ein länderübergreifendes Thema – die Forschung dazu findet maßgeblich in den angelsächsischen Ländern statt. Als Ergebnis eines umfassenden Call for Papers – also eines Aufrufs, Beiträge zu diesem Thema einzureichen –  liegt nun das erste SRzG-Buch auf englisch vor, das Handbook of Intergenerational Justice. Mit Edward Elgar Publishing konnte einer der renommiertesten Verlage Englands als Partner gewonnen werden. Wir stellen das Buch nun auf englisch vor und empfehlen es allen englischsprachigen Mitgliedern wärmstens zur Lektüre. Exemplare können direkt bei der SRzG für 26,72 Pfund oder 40 Euro (Selbstkostenpreis) plus Versandkosten bestellt werden. Das Buch ist vor allem für den Kauf von Universitäten und Bibliotheken bestimmt und daher im Laden deutlich teurer. This Handbook provides a detailed overview of various issues related to intergenerational justice. Comprising articles written by a distinguished group of scholars from the international scientific community, the Handbook is divided into two main thematic sections – foundations and definitions of intergenerational justice and institutionalization of intergenerational justice. The first part clarifies basic terms and traces back the origins of the idea of intergenerational justice. It also focuses on the problem of intergenerational buck-passing in the ecological context; for example in relation to nuclear waste and the greenhouse effect. At the same time, it also sheds light on the relationship between intergenerational justice and economics, addressing issues such as public debt and financial sustainability. The innovative second part of the volume highlights how posterity can be institutionally protected, such as by inserting relevant clauses into national constitutions. Reading this volume is the best way to gain an overall knowledge of intergenerational justice – an extremely salient and topical issue of our time. The Handbook is an important contribution to the literature and will be of great interest to academics and graduate students as well as readers interested in wider human rights issues.  


Part 1 – Foundations and Definitions of Generational Justice

Prof. Dr. Dieter Birnbacher
Responsability for Future Generations - Scope and Limits

Prof. Dr. Cristoph Lumer
Principles of Intergenerational Justice

Prof. Dr. Wilfred Beckerman
The Impossibility of a Theory of Intergenerational Justice

Prof. Dr. Claus Dierksmeier
John Rawls on Rights of Future Generations

Prof. Michael Wallack
Justice between Generations: the Limits of Procedural Justice

Dr. Axel Gosseries - Dr. M. Hungerbühler     
Rule Change and Intergenerational Justice

Dr. Peer Ederer - P. Schuller - S. Willms
The Economic Sustainability Indicator

Prof. Dr. Stephen M. Gardiner
Protecting Future Generations: Intergenerational Buck-Passing, Theoretical Ineptitude and a Brief for a Global Core Precautionary Principle

Dr. Bernd Süssmuth - Prof. Dr. Robert von Weizsäcker
Institutional Determinants of Public Debt: A Political Economy Perspective

Part 2 – Institutionalization of Generational Justice

Dr. Joerg Chet Tremmel
Establishing Intergenerational Justice in National Constitutions

Prof. Dr. Peter Häberle
A constitutional Law for Future Generations - the ‘other’ Form of the Social Contract: the Generation Contract

Prof. Dominique Bourg
The French Constitutional Charter for the Environment – an effective instrument?

Judge Shlomo Shoham - Nira Lamay
Commission for Future Generations in the Knesset - Lessons learnt

Dr. Benedek Javor
Institutional Protection of Succeeding Generations – Ombudsman for Future Generations in Hungary

Dr. Rocus van Opstal - Jacqueline Timmerhuis
The role of CPB in Dutch economic policy

Ref. Dr. Emmanuel Agius      
Intergenerational Justice

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Lesen Sie das Inhaltsverzeichnis und die Einleitung in Englisch (pdf)

Statements from Readers:
More than a Handbook, this collection is a landmark work showing the way to a new ethics of intergenerational responsability. It raises, in the most comprenhensive way, the overarching ethical questions of our time, "What are the rights of future generations?" and "How might present generations estabish a philoshphical foundation for its responsabilities to generations to come?’
–Peter Blaze Corcoran, Centre for Environmental and Sustainability
Education, florida Gulf Coast University,USA

‘This important book provides a rich menu of history, current theory, and future directions in constitutional law, philosophy of rights and justice, and the relations of economics and politics to time, institutions, and the common good. It is enlivened by back-and-forth discussions among the authors (including some disagreements), as well as by applications to important contemporary issues such as climate change, nuclear waste, and public debt. Theoretic considerations are nicely balanced with examples of the means adopted in a number of countries to establish a legal foundation for protection of the quality of life for future generations.’
– Neva Goodwin, Tufts University, USA

‘Do we owe the future anything? If so, what – and why? Our capacity to affect the lives of future generations is greater than ever before, but what principles should regulate our relationship with people who don't yet exist? This Handbook offers a comprehensive survey of the key debates and pathbreaking accounts of potential ways forward - both ethical and institutional.’
– Andrew Dobson, The Open University, UK