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Handbuch Generationengerechtigkeit PDF Print E-mail

handbuch_generationengerechtigkeitStiftung für die Rechte zukünftiger Generationen (2003)
Handbuch Generationengerechtigkeit
(Intergenerational Justice Handbook)

München: oekom Verlag. 512 Seiten ISBN 3-88939-773-5, Price: 25 €

This publication is available as a free PDF

This was the first academic book published by the foundation. It is, in essence, the German precursor to the above mentioned "Handbook of Intergenerational Justice" published in English in 2006. The German version however contains different articles, and the range of issues varies to those covered by the English version.

The German version offers critical new discussion points for intergenerational justice, as well as a call to action for the public to support and become involved with intergenerational justice issues.

In the first part of the book the philosophical roots of the term "generational justice" are traced. The call for a new ethic that takes the rights of future generations into considerations is not that original. It can be found in philosophical, religious and ideological approaches of different kinds. Our book-project wants to show these derivations in their entire multitude. The second part of the book deals with the question of how the politics and behaviour of an individual could be intergenerationally just. The book refers to all fields that concern  relationships between the generations. The third part examines the issues surrounding a "generationally just constitution". It starts by examining structural problems of democracy that place biases on the needs of the present. There is an examination of the area of conflict between the principle of democracy and generational justice, which could be resolved if generational justice was adopted into the constitution.

For more information (content, authors, editorial) and a free reading sample of the article of Dr. Joerg Tremmel in the book (all in German), please refer to our German homepage or follow this link .

All proceeds from the sale of this book are reinvested in the work of the foundation.