Making Sense of a Nonsense : Representation of the ‘Rights’ of Future Generations

Tattay, Szilárd (2016) Making Sense of a Nonsense : Representation of the ‘Rights’ of Future Generations. In: Global governance and its effects on state and law. Central and Eastern European Forum for Legal, Political, and Social Theory Yearbook (6). Peter Lang GmbH ; Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, Frankfurt am Main, pp. 195-210. ISBN 978-363-167-308-9

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The legal conceptualization of unborn generations and their specific rights raises important theoretical issues, and constitutes a special challenge to jurisprudence in general and legal philosophy in particular. Even the most fundamental and essential questions regarding the legal situation of upcoming generations are not settled yet. Are future generations capable of being holders of rights or not? And if they are, how can we conceptualize their rights? Can we use the conventional modern rights theories, either the ‘benefit’ or ‘interest’, or the ‘choice’ or ‘will’ theory of rights for that purpose? What does it mean and how is it possible to ‘represent’ the rights or interests of future generations? And so forth. In my paper I will endeavour to address some of these theoretical questions and make an attempt to offer an adequate conceptual framework for their analysis.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: J Political Science / politológia > J0 General legislative and executive papers / állam- és jogelmélet általában
K Law / jog > K Law (General) / jogtudomány általában
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2016 09:42
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 14:43

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