Barry, B. (1977) ‘Justice Between Generations’, in P.
Hacker and J.
Raz (eds) Law, Morality, and Society, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
(Deals with the problems of applying traditional theories of justice in the intergenerational sphere.)
Bayles, M. (1980) Morality and Population Policy, Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press.
(A comprehensive discussion of the ethics of population policies and their implementation.)
Dasgupta, P. (1987) ‘The Ethical Foundation of Population Policies’, in D. Gale Johnson and R.D. Lee (eds) Population Growth and Economic Development, Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.
(A sophisticated analysis by an economist of the issue of optimum population size.)
Hardin, G. (1968) ‘The Tragedy of the Commons’, Science 162 (December): 1243–8.
(A classic presentation of the problem of coordination in population policies.)
Hartmann, B. (1987) Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The Global Politics of Population Control and Contraceptive Choice, New York: Harper & Row.
(A feminist point of view of the subject.)
Heyd, D. (1992) Genethics: Moral Issues in the Creation of People, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
(A radically person-affecting view; see in particular chapter 5.)
Narveson, J. (1967) ‘Utilitarianism and New Generations’, Mind 76 (1): 62–72.
(The first modern discussion of the problems of applying utilitarian principles to population issues.)
Parfit, D. (1984) Reasons and Persons, Oxford: Clarendon Press, part IV.
(Extensive discussion of the paradoxes of population; includes a critique of the person-affecting view.)
Rawls, J. (1971) A Theory of Justice, Cambridge, MA.: Harvard University Press, §§44–5.
(The application of the theory of justice to future generations, particularly in the issue of savings.)
Sikora, R.I. and Barry, B. (1979) Obligations to Future Generations, Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
(The best collection of essays on the subject.)
Singer, P. (1976) ‘A Utilitarian Population Principle’, in M.
Bayles (ed.) Ethics and Population, Cambridge, MA: Schenkman.
(A sophisticated person-affecting view.)