Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Ecological Economics

Publisher

Elsevier

Publication Date

10-2012

Publisher location

Amsterdam, Netherlands

First Page

1

Last Page

6

Volume Number

84

Abstract/ Summary

There is a broad understanding that intergenerational equity is a necessary, if not sufficient, condition for sustainability. Likewise, there is a growing consensus that sustainability science requires stakeholder engagement to be successful. These two ideas demand some meaningful way of engaging the future as a stakeholder if sustainability is to be operationalized. Rawls' theory of justice provides a model for how this might be accomplished, yet there are both conceptual and practical problems with a Rawlsian approach. We propose using retrospective assessment as a means of learning how to approach future stakeholder engagement in sustainability.

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.09.002

Version

pre-print (i.e. pre-refereeing)

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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