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Intergenerational Wellbeing and Public Policy

An Integrated Environmental, Social, and Economic Framework

  • Girol Karacaoglu
  • Jacek B. Krawczyk
  • Anita King

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Girol Karacaoglu, Jacek B. Krawczyk, Anita King
      Pages 3-26
    3. Girol Karacaoglu, Jacek B. Krawczyk, Anita King
      Pages 27-88
    4. Girol Karacaoglu, Jacek B. Krawczyk, Anita King
      Pages 89-109
    5. Girol Karacaoglu, Jacek B. Krawczyk, Anita King
      Pages 111-135
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Girol Karacaoglu, Jacek B. Krawczyk, Anita King
      Pages 139-157
    3. Girol Karacaoglu, Jacek B. Krawczyk, Anita King
      Pages 159-219
    4. Girol Karacaoglu, Jacek B. Krawczyk, Anita King
      Pages 221-223
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 225-247

About this book

Introduction

The distinctive contribution of this book is the formulation of an integrated social, environmental, and economic framework for public policy. This contribution is realised through investigations and conclusions in the following four domains: a formal stylised model that provides a platform for an integrated approach to public policy; a policy-informing simulation model that can be used to operationalise the public policy insights proposed in the stylised model; the implications of introducing fundamental (or radical) uncertainty and complexity into the policy framework; and the use of viability theory to demonstrate how one can think of and implement public policy in an uncertain and complex world, when the focus of policy needs to shift to building resilience to systemic risks.

The book’s stylised model is constructed by weaving together threads from the wellbeing, human needs, complex systems, sustainable development, endogenous economic growth, directed technical change, and credit-based-money literatures. Throughout, the perspective is that of a policy adviser to a "wellbeing state", as distinct from a "welfare state". The key linkages or relationships in the model are supported by empirical evidence that draws on the wider literature in related fields.

Keywords

Public Policy Wellbeing Sustainability Viability Theory Radical Uncertainty Complex Systems Sustainable Development Endogenous Economic Growth Bounded Rationality Better Life Index (BLI) Environmental Policy Social Policy Economic Policy Human Capital Natural Capital Social Capital Economic Capital Intergenerational Wellbeing Subjective Wellbeing

Authors and affiliations

  • Girol Karacaoglu
    • 1
  • Jacek B. Krawczyk
    • 2
  • Anita King
    • 3
  1. 1.School of GovernmentVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Flinders UniversityBedford Park, AdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.The New Zealand TreasuryWellingtonNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6104-3
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-6103-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-6104-3
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