Intergenerational Responsibility in the 21st Century

Julia M. Puaschunder (Ed.)

by Julia M. Puaschunder (The New School), Marta Gonçalves Pimenta De Brito (Lisbon University Institute ISCTE, Portugal), Federico Perali (University of Verona, Italy), Désirée Bussi (University of Vienna, Austria), Li-li Chen (University of Florida), Veronika Eberharter (University of Innsbruck, Austria), Anastasia Golofast (Russian Academy of Sciences, Department of Philosophy), Lara McKenzie (University of Western Australia, Australia), Antoine Verret-Hamelin (University of Laval, Canada), Robert Williams (Guilford College, USA), Benjamin Wilson (State University of New York, College at Cortland), Douglas Bowles (University of Missouri), Peter Eaton (University of Missouri), Neal Wilson (University of Missouri - Kansas City), Natalie Brown (University of Missouri), Vera Ferreira (University of Coimbra, Faculty of Economics)

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The mix of an ageing population in the West, young and eager individuals in some failed states in Africa, new and emerging hegemonies in the East and well-off, complacent societies in the North brings with fear and tensions that are only aggravated by the onset of climate change. New mobilities together with a largely unregulated social-media that creates a biased and self-confirming reality further divides, rather than pacifies a global audience - leading to fear, anger, and nationalism. The book aptly analyses this situation from various angles and perspectives and asks questions about inherent generational responsibilities through addressing temporal and causative aspects. What is more, this book introduces ways to tackle some of these problems and thus shows ways to reconcile generations by accepting mutual responsibility when it comes to integrate people, planet and profits in intergenerational policies. It is well suited for academics and policy-makers alike and is filled with insights from various contexts and generations.

Prof. Dr. Othmar M Lehner,
Director, ACRN Oxford Centre, UK

Intergenerational responsibility is multi-faceted.This edited volume reflects intergenerational aspects in light of spatial, age and racial segregation, global warming, and the aging Western world population. Intergenerational global governance is addressed in the era of globalization and migration. The intergenerational glue, intergenerational crises resilience strategies and intergenerational responses to external shocks serve as innovative global responsibility implementation guidelines in the international arena. Fostering intergenerational harmony through intergenerational income mobility and intergenerational opportunities, environmental protection and sustainable development aids alleviate the most pressing contemporary challenges of humankind. Overall, this interdisciplinary and applied contribution to the scholarship on intergenerational responsibility supports the leadership and management of global governance agency in the private and public sectors.


Income and Opportunity Imbalances between Generations

Chapter 1 Childhood income dynamics and intergenerational social stratification: Empirical evidence from selected countries
Veronika V. Eberharter
University of Innsbruck, Austria

Chapter 2 Invisible anger: Intergenerational dependence and resentment among precarious academics
Lara McKenzie
The University of Western Australia, Australia

Spatial and Racial Segregation

Chapter 3 Housing, health, and history: Interdisciplinary spatial analysis in pursuit of equity for future generations
Benjamin Wilson
State University of New York
Natalie June Kane
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Neal Wilson
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Peter J. Eaton
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Doug Bowles
University of Missouri - Kansas City

Chapter 4 Wealth privilege: Reprising the Jim Crow System
Robert B. Williams
Guilford College


Chapter 5 Climate-induced migrations: Legal challenges
Vera Ferreira
University of Coimbra, Portugal

Chapter 6 Gifts without borders: Intergenerational glue connecting over distance and time as pure international development in the age of migration
Julia M. Puaschunder
The New School;
Columbia University;
Princeton University;
George Washington University;
Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis Sustainable Development

Chapter 7 Sustainable development: Substitutability is not the issue, but compensation is
Antoine Verret-Hamelin
Université Laval, Canada

Chapter 8 Philippine’s trash management policy: A critical examination
Li-Li Chen
University of Florida

External Shocks and Crises Resilience

Chapter 9 Transgenerational supranationality spiral: Impact of exogenous shocks
Anastasia Golofast
Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Chapter 10 The Political Settlement in Sierra Leone: An evaluation
Désirée Bussi
University of Vienna, Austria

Intergenerational Responsibility Implementation

Chapter 11 Intergenerational Responsibility in the 21st century: An independent agency as intergenerational lens
Marta Gonçalves
Lisbon University Institute ISCTE, Portugal
Federico Perali
University of Verona, Italy

Chapter 12 Global responsible intergenerational leadership: Coordinating common goods and economic stability
Julia M. Puaschunder
The New School;
Columbia University;
Princeton University;
George Washington University;
Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis


Julia Margarete Puaschunder studied Philosophy/Psychology, Business, Public Administration, Social and Economic Sciences, Natural Sciences, Law and Economics. Julia M. Puaschunder has launched and administered research projects in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Germany, Indonesia, Switzerland, and the United States. Before starting a Prize Fellowship in the Inter-University Consortium of New York working for the New School and Columbia University, Julia M. Puaschunder held positions at the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Economics and Business. For several years she was an Associate of the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences. At the Harvard University Center for the Environment, she conducted research on intergenerational equity in cooperation with Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. Currently she serves as Contributor to the Harvard Law School Law and Mind Sciences Initiative Situationist. Trained as a behavioral economist with Doctorates in Social and Economic Sciences as well as Natural Sciences and Masters in Business, Public Administration, and Philosophy/Psychology, she has over 15 years of experience in applied social sciences empirical research in the international arena. Julia M. Puaschunder is as an expert member of the Academic Council on the United Nations System, the European Corporate Governance Institute and the Virtus Corporate Governance Experts Global Repository.
Throughout her academic career, Julia was invited to present her research at Harvard University, Princeton University, Columbia University, Brown University, Oxford University and Cambridge University as well as The Academic Council on the United Nations System. She published with Harvard University, Columbia University and Oxford University outlets among other distinct journals and international publishing houses. Julia is included in the ‘2018 Marquis Who’s Who in America and the World’ among the top 3% professionals around the globe.
After having captured social responsibility in corporate and financial markets in Europe and North America with attention to Financial Social Responsibility and Socially Responsible Investment; Julia Puaschunder currently pursues the idea of Eternal Equity — responding to Western world intergenerational equity constraints in the domains of environmental sustainability, overindebtedness and demographic aging with focus on law and mind sciences.

Corporate Governance,Intergenerational Equity,Intergenerational Fairness,Intergenerational Responsibility,Migration ,Global Governance,Global Systemic Risk,Political Economy,Sustainable Development

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Book Title

Intergenerational Responsibility in the 21st Century





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Physical size

236mm x 160mm


16 B&W

Publication date

January 2018