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dc.creatorDanese, Giuseppe 
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-06T16:20:28Z
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dc.date.created2017-05-30
dc.identifier.issnISSN: 1865-1704
dc.identifier.issnEISSN: 1863-4613
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/26021
dc.description.abstractThis paper asks whether it is possible to derive a concern for future generations (‘‘sustainability’’) from an account of the firm as a social contract (SC) among its stakeholders. Two aspects of a leading SC model of the firm limit its usefulness for an analysis of sustainability. First, the stakeholders provide investments to the firm over time. Second, the relationship between contemporaries and future generations is marked by asymmetries of power and knowledge that need to be considered while reconstructing the SC today. I discuss three reformulations of the SC that are all, in principle, capable of introducing within the SC a concern for future generations. The first describes the contractors as heads of families. The second envisages a grand meeting of stakeholders of all generations. The third, which I find most defensible, views the SC as an ahistorical agreement reached behind a thick veil of ignorance. This agreement is based on John Rawls’s norm of reciprocity, whereby the stakeholders adopt today the decision they wish all previous (and future) generations had made regarding the rate of consumption of natural resources and emission of pollutants.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Review of Economics, ISSN: 1865-1704;EISSN:1863-4613, Vol.64, No.4 (2017-12);pp.327–339
dc.relation.urihttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12232-017-0275-6
dc.sourceInternational Review of Economics
dc.titleA social contract approach to sustainability
dc.typearticle
dc.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.subject.keywordSocial contract
dc.subject.keywordSustainability
dc.subject.keywordReciprocity
dc.subject.keywordFuture generations
dc.subject.keywordJohn Rawls
dc.rights.accesRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.type.spaArtículo
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s12232-017-0275-6
dc.title.TranslatedTitleUn enfoque de contrato social para la sostenibilidad
dc.relation.citationEndPage339
dc.relation.citationIssueNo. 4
dc.relation.citationStartPage327
dc.relation.citationTitleInternational Review of Economics
dc.relation.citationVolumeVol. 64


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