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Part of the acclaimed Politics and Society series, Population and Political Theory brings together leading thinkers in the fields of philosophy, political science, economics, and social policy to address issues at the convergence of population policy and political theory. Offers a single-volume, systematic overview of philosophical issues relating to population Represents a unique merging of discussions of population policy with political theory Broad in scope, the diverse discussions will appeal to political philosophers, population specialists, and public policy makers
James S. Fishkin holds the Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford University where he is Professor of Communication and Professor of Political Science. He is also Director of Stanford’s Center for Deliberative Democracy and has been co-editor of the Philosophy, Politics and Society series since 1979. He is the author of a number of books on both democratic theory and the theory of justice, including When the People Speak (2009) and The Dialogue of Justice (1992).
Robert E. Goodin is a Distinguished Professor of both Philosophy and of Social and Political Theory in the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University; and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. He is Editor of a 10-volume series of Oxford Handbooks of Political Science and the Journal of Political Philosophy. His latest book is Innovating Democracy (2008).
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Population & Political Theory
Population & Ethics: Expanding the Moral Space
Should We Value Population?
Regarding Optimum Population
On Doing the Best for Our Children
Shaping Future Children: Parental Rights and Societal Interest
On Future Generations' Future Rights
Justice Between Adjacent Generations: Further Thoughts
Generations at War or Sustainable Social Policy in Ageing Societies
Dependency, Difference and Global Ethic of Longterm Care
Live-in Domestics, Seasonal Workers, and Others Hard to Locate on the Map of Democracy
Immigrants, Nations and Citizenship
Justice in Migration: A Closed Borders Utopia?
The Ethics of Refugee Policy
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