Population and Political Theory / Edition 1

Population and Political Theory / Edition 1

by James S. Fishkin, Robert E. Goodin
     
 

Population and Political Theory brings together current thinking on issues at the intersection of population policy and political theory. Featuring contributions from leading philosophers, political scientists, economists, and experts in social policy, this unique, broad-ranging volume makes a significant contribution to the debates surrounding one of the

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Population and Political Theory brings together current thinking on issues at the intersection of population policy and political theory. Featuring contributions from leading philosophers, political scientists, economists, and experts in social policy, this unique, broad-ranging volume makes a significant contribution to the debates surrounding one of the most profound concerns of the twenty-first century. Topics explored include population size, immigration and refugees, intergenerational justice, population characteristics and shaping children, aging, and caring labor.

Part of the highly regarded Philosophy, Politics and Society series, this text is an important resource for political philosophers who wish to know about population policy, population specialists interested in political theory, and public policy makers concerned about the implications of a wide variety of population-related issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444330380
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Series:
PPAS - Philosophy, Politics & Society Series, #3
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: Population & Political Theory (James S. Fishkin & Robert E. Goodin)

1. Population & Ethics: Expanding the Moral Space (Sissela Bok)

2. Should We Value Population? (John Broome)

3. Regarding Optimum Population (Partha Dasgupta)

4. On Doing the Best for Our Children (Derek Parfit)

5. Shaping Future Children: Parental Rights and Societal Interest (Dan W. Brock)

6. On Future Generations' Future Rights (Axel Grosseries)

7. Justice Between Adjacent Generations: Further Thoughts (Norman Daniels)

8. Generations at War or Sustainable Social Policy in Ageing Societies (Thomas Lindh, Bo Malmberg and Joakim Palme)

9. Dependency, Difference and Global Ethic of Longterm Care (Eva Feder Kittay with Bruce Jennings and Angela Wasunna)

10. Live-in Domestics, Seasonal Workers, and Others Hard to Locate on the Map of Democracy (Joseph H. Carens)

11. Immigrants, Nations and Citizenship (David Miller)

12. Justice in Migration: A Closed Borders Utopia? (Lea Ypi )

13. The Ethics of Refugee Policy (Peter Singer and Renata Singer)

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