Intergenerational Justice Review 2012
“The Interdependencies between Justices”
The Intergenerational Justice Review (IGJR) has been published by the Stuttgart-based think tank the Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations (FRFG) since 2002. For the 2012 edition, the FRFG invited the Intergenerational Foundation to join its editorial team, and to co-publish under a joint imprint.
The FRFG and the IGJR
Founded in 1997, the FRFG has played a leading role in gathering and supporting research in intergenerational issues at the academic level – research that usually falls within the compass of university departments of law, politics and philosophy.
The Intergenerational Justice Review reflects this academic focus. Articles, submitted by senior academics and researchers in the field, are peer-reviewed and published only on the recommendation of two reviewers.
The 2012 edition
The theme of the 2012 edition was “The Interdependencies between Justices”.
The Call for Papers (issued in August 2011) invited articles that explored the tensions between intragenerational justice (i.e. among generations of contemporaries), and intergenerational justice (i.e. that operates between current adult generations and younger generations, and the generations not yet born).
In their papers, the authors tackled the theoretical challenge of combining intra- and intergenerational justice, and sought to investigate how the interdependencies intersect in numerous case-specific contexts.
The four selected papers are as follows:
“Economic Analysis of Trade-offs between Justices” by Prof. Dr. Stefan Baumgärtner (professor of sustainability economics at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg) et al.
“Combining Intergenerational and International Justice” by Prof. Dr. Christoph Lumer (professor of moral philosophy at the University of Siena, Italy)
“Antonin Scalia’s Constitutional Textualism: the Problem of Justice to Posterity” by Prof. Dr. Bruce Auerbach (political theorist in the Department of Political Science at Albright College, Pennsylvania) and Michelle Reinhart
“Short-sightedness in Youth Welfare Provision: the Case of RSA in France” by Juliana Bidadanure (PhD candidate in political philosophy at the University of York)
The reviewers were:
Dr. Daniel Butt (lecturer in political theory at the University of Bristol)
Prof. Dr. Jim Dator (professor and director of the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, USA)
Prof. Dr. Claus Dierksmeier (professor at Stonehill College, Boston, USA)
Dr. Bronwyn Hayward (senior lecturer at the School of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
Prof. Dr. Bryan Norton (professor of philosophy at the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, Atlanta, USA)
Dr. Dr. Jörg Tremmel (junior professor for “Intergenerationally Just Policies” at the University of Tübingen, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Michael Wallack (retired faculty member of the Department of Political Science of the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
Prof. Dr. Marcel Wissenburg (political theorist and Professor of political theory at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
There are also book reviews of:
Jilted Generation (2010) by Ed Howker and Shiv Malik
Climate Change Justice (2010) by Eric A. Posner and David Weisbach
Ageing Populations in Post-industrial Democracies (2012) by Pieter Vanhuysse and Achim Goerres (eds.)
Intergenerational Justice (2009) by Janna Thompson
In line with the aim of both the FRFG and IF to disseminate intergenerational research as widely as possible, a free online version of the IGJR 2012 is accessible via the FRFG website.