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Title (Primary) GeNECA 4: The capability approach to intergenerational justice - a survey
Author Gutwald, R.; Leßmann, O.; Masson, T.; Rauschmayer, F.;
Journal UFZ discussion papers
Year 2011
Department UPOL;
Volume 8/2011
Language englisch;
Abstract

The politically influential idea of sustainable development is closely tied to the concept of inter- and intragenerational justice without clarifying these concepts and their relationship. In developing an account of human development, the capability approach conceptualizes parts of intragenerational justice, but not intergenerational justice. After explaining briefly our motivation by establishing the link to sustainable development, this paper aims to close the gap in two steps: first, it clarifies elements of a universal theory of justice. Second, it examines how well the CA can take up these elements before drafting how this would translate back to the political context of sustainable development.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=11854
Gutwald, R., Leßmann, O., Masson, T., Rauschmayer, F. (2011):
GeNECA 4: The capability approach to intergenerational justice - a survey
UFZ discussion papers 8/2011
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ, Leipzig, 23 pp.