Power and future people’s freedom: intergenerational domination, climate change, and constitutionalism

  title={Power and future people’s freedom: intergenerational domination, climate change, and constitutionalism},
  author={Ludvig Beckman},
  journal={Journal of Political Power},
  pages={289 - 307}
  • L. Beckman
  • Published 3 May 2016
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Political Power
Intergenerational domination is the idea that future people’s freedom is violated insofar as they are vulnerable to the capacity of the people living before them to interfere. This paper explores the extent to which intergenerational domination applies to two familiar phenomena: climate change and constitutionalism. The first part of the paper argues that the emission of greenhouse gases does not amount to intergenerational domination. Being hurt by climate change does not equal subjection to… 

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