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Fairness and Justice in the Australian Legal System - The Oxford Learner’s Dictionary defines fairness to be ‘the quality of treating people equally or in a way that is reasonable’ and justice as ‘the quality of being fair or reasonable’ (Oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com, 2014). Investigation of the characteristics of the Australian Legal System (ALS) including its adoption, structure and operational rules, reveal that for the most part the system is based on these two attributes. This inference is further evidenced by the legally binding operational framework assigned to the financial services industry and reflected in the codes of practice that also guide it....   [tags: ALS, fairness, justice]
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Duty of Fairness - Supreme Court said that the nature of the decision being made and the process followed in making it is to be evaluated. The very closeness of the administrative decisions to the process of judiciary should indicate how much of those governing principles should be imported. The very nature of the statutory scheme and the terms of the statute are very important for making decisions. We have also to consider the effect to the individual or individuals affected. Courts said that the most important decision is to the lives of those affected and the greater its impact on the specific person, the harder are the procedural protections....   [tags: legislation, procedure, trial] 954 words
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The Fairness Doctrine - The United States Federal Communications Commission, also known as the FCC, introduced the Fairness Doctrine to make broadcasters report controversial issues of public importance in a manner that was equally balanced, honest, and fair. Broadcasting companies were required to provide a certain amount of airtime reporting accurate and fair information both for and against public issues. Broadcasters were not required to provide equal time for opposing views, but were required to present opposing viewpoints....   [tags: Federal Communications Commission]
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Fairness in the Australian Legal System - Legal system is a comprehensive term that is used to confirm the existence of the law; it also explains the law-making process and how this is enforced on everyone. The Australian legal system regulates all level of governments, organisations, and all people whether they are Australian born or have migrated here, and they must obey Australia’s regulations. The legal system here was developed from the United Kingdom’s legal system, as Australia was a colony of the British. At a glance, the British government granted restricted rights to their colonies, including Australia to set local government system....   [tags: Laws, Justice]
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An Evaluation of Fairness for Breaches of Contract - “A breach of contract is committed when a party without lawful excuse fails or refuses to perform what is due from him under the contract, or performs defectively or anticipates himself from performing.” The laws around breach of contract have often been criticized for their unfair results this may be because the law does not aim to punish the defendant to instead aim for restoration for the claimant. The inadequacy of compensation for breach of contract is a widely recognized problem. It seems that there are few cases where the claimant is able to claim their full damages generally they are given a nominal sum that seems almost irrelevant to the claim for damages it is only on rare occasi...   [tags: restoration, interest, damages] 2049 words
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John Rawls' Justice is Fairness - “Each person has his or her own plan of life - what is good may vary. Right is set down in the social contract, the same for everyone”. Quote taken from the Chronicle of Higher Education in an article titled: "The Enduring Significance of John Rawls". John Rawls, a political philosopher around the 1950’s but was not well known until the 1970’s. John Rawls was highly recognized and studied at many established colleges such as Oxford, Cornell University where Rawls became a professional philosopher and Harvard....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Questioning the Fairness of Racial Preferences - Racial preferences — i.e., discrimination — are usually viewed as a way to help minorities. Often overlooked, however, is the harm they cause these same individuals. Since the late 1960s, discussions regarding racial preferences arose out of fairness questions. Supporters saw preferences as a necessary method of ensuring that racial minorities receive equal opportunity in the real world and not just paper promises of fair treatment. Opponents viewed preferences as reverse discrimination continuing racist habits under a disguise....   [tags: discrimination, education, competetive] 1287 words
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The Marketplace Fairness Act - It is no secret consumers enjoy shopping online, especially on websites such as Amazon, Ebay, and Overstock.com, where no sales tax is collected. As obeying, tax-paying citizens, all consumers are required to report on their income tax return the total amount spent on tax-free purchases, but reality reveals that very few consumers actually do. All an individual has to do is go to their state’s government website and download the tax form to keep track of their tax-free online purchases. For instance, the Louisiana governmental website allows individuals to download the R-1035 form to report their purchases every month....   [tags: shopping online, amazon, ebay]
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Fairness In The Workplace - Fairness In the Workplace                           American society is slowly, but surely, moving towards equality in the workplace. In the past decade laws have been passed that prohibit discrimination in hiring, retaining and promoting employees based on race, gender, disability and religious beliefs. Although not all groups have been included yet, the movement towards a more just workplace is evident. Nowadays, almost every single employer will have the sign 'Equal Opportunity Employer' under the name of the company, especially when recruiting....   [tags: Workplace Essays] 1118 words
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An In-Depth Look at the Marketplace Fairness Act - The Marketplace Fairness Act In the 21st Century, shopping is not just going to brick-and-mortar stores as more and more consumers are turning to online shopping. There are many reasons why consumers shop online. For instance, it is really convenient to shop online since people do not need to go out of their houses; they can simply just sit on the couch and browse on the internet and the package will be in the consumers’ hands within a matter of days. Consumers have also found that in order to purchase products that are not available in their local area they must shop on the internet....   [tags: internet, taxes, revenue] 1639 words
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Rwanda: Struggling Fairness in an Unfair World - Rwanda: Struggling Fairness in an Unfair World Imagine an idyllic tropical paradise, where the air is laced with the alluringly sweet smell of peace. The sun shines resplendently, releasing waves of bliss and life. The people live together in harmony, and laugh together happily; life is good. This pure, perfect quality of living was a swatch of life in Rwanda. When Belgian explorers set foot on Rwandan soil, their sociability shrouded their true manipulative intentions. The Belgians had no appreciation for peace, true happiness, or even the lives of the inhabitants....   [tags: Rwanda] 894 words
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The Fairness of the Treaty of Versailles - The Fairness of the Treaty of Versailles When assessing the fairness of the Treaty of Versailles it is necessary to consider the impact of the treaty, not only on Germany, but also on all the major powers involved in both the treaty and the First World War. In order to determine the fairness of the treaty it is important to, in Germanys' case especially, consider the Treaty of Versailles in economic, military, territorial and colonial terms. There are also other countries which the Treaty of Versailles had an impact on, and the affect that the treaty has had on them can also be assessed....   [tags: Papers] 992 words
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Rawl's "A Theory of Justice": Defining the Fairness Theory - Rawls’ attempt to define justice as fairness within the confines of the original position in A Theory of Justice establishes a deontological ethic. Rawls’ theory prioritizes individual liberty with equality to illustrate the deficiencies of utilitarianism. Despite criticism from Sandel, Rawls’ justice as fairness theory adequately defends a redistributive system for the entire society while addressing the inequality of luck. In A Theory of Justice, Rawls attempts to provide an alternative to belief in utilitarianism and intuitionism with the justice as fairness theory....   [tags: Literary Review ]
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The Fairness of the Treaty of Versailles - The Fairness of the Treaty of Versailles 'The Treaty of Versailles' was the peace settlement that ended World War One in 1918. The treaty itself was actually signed on the 28th June 1919 at the former palace of Versailles, just outside Paris, by Germany and the Allies. The treaty was a compromise between the countries, trying to satisfy each demand - but was it overall fair to Germany. Germany was affected considerably by the terms of the Treaty, both in material and image....   [tags: Papers] 719 words
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Fairness and Equality in Ecuador - By: ale Fairness and Equality in Ecuador Ecuador is small country in south America. is situated over Perú and beneath Venezuela and Colombia. It’s population is 12.500.000. there are different ethnic groups in Ecuador, there is mestizo (mixed Amerindian and Spanish) 55%, Amerindian 25%, Spanish 10%, black 10% (-1-). The predominant religion is Roman Catholicism. 90% of the population knows how to read and write. Ecuador is also very rich in tradition and it has been blessed with tons of natural resources and a climate that allows us to grow and produce all year long almost anything....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Fairness Of Academic Evaluation - The Fairness of Academic Evaluation American students used to pass from grade to grade with few complications. Getting into a college was effortless and acquiring degrees was a piece of cake. In 1983, A Nation at Risk was published and Americans realized how inferior their education systems really were. Due to the decline in test scores in American schools, education standards became much stricter and new intelligence exams were introduced. Presently, standardized testing, such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the American College Testing Program (ACT), is a mandatory and important part of the college acceptance process....   [tags: essays research papers] 1212 words
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Women and Political Representation in Canada: Equality, Fairness, and Capabilities - Women and Political Representation in Canada: Equality, Fairness, and Capabilities I. Introduction Social equality is the concept in which all individuals possess the same fundamental basic liberties, opportunities, moral value/respect, and social benefits. The concept of ‘equality’ has a multiplicity of meanings and definitions, and with the rise of liberalization and democratization around the world ‘social equality’ has become the most predominant. As economic openness creates greater wealth disparities, the parallel rise of democratization has enabled citizens to demand more accountability measures and public welfare services from their governments in order to manage such disparities....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Discrimination and The Fairness of All Marylanders Act of 2014 - Across the United States, there are around seven hundred thousand transgender individuals (Times Union 1). Majority of these individuals face discrimination at work, school, housing, healthcare, etc. For instance, ninety percent of transgender people are discriminated at work, while more than half have been harassed as they access public services. No doubt, transgender people are giving their best efforts to obtain freedom from discrimination all over the country, and through their efforts, they are moving forward....   [tags: Transgender, Equality]
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Rawls Justice Is Fairness - Phil.104 Word Count: Take Home Exam # 1: Essay-2 John Rawls never claimed to know the only way to start a society, but he did suggest a very sound and fair way to do so. He based his just scenario on two principles of justice. His first principle of justice was that everyone should have the same rights as others. His following policy decision was that in the event of any inequalities, they should be to the benefit to everybody, and available to all people in the society....   [tags: essays research papers] 1008 words
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The Australian Legal System - Since the dawn of time for a society to work it needs to have a level of structure that applies to everyone and is understood by everyone. Australian legal system is broad and complex. It is the nature of the encompassing laws and regulations which reflect how people, organisations and governments behave on the many different levels of operation and these are created to make sure that everyone understands their rights and obligations. There are two sources of Law in Australia: Statute Law regulated by Parliament and comprise of legislations and acts; and Judge-made Law or Common Law where decisions made by judges are based on previous cases....   [tags: Fairness, Justice] 1301 words
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The Consumer and the Checking Account Fairness (CCAF) Act - The Consumer and the Checking Account Fairness (CCAF) Act Near the end of 2004, the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act (Check 21) went into effect, bringing with it mixed opinions on what consumers and bankers alike could expect. The now law dealt with the exchange of digitized checks opposed to physical checks, and decreased processing time drastically. The belief among many circles was that checks would begin to bounce en masse, and that the consumer would be impacted in a drastic way....   [tags: essays research papers] 1341 words
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Fostering Acceptance of Needs-Based Fairness for Inclusion Students in Future Classrooms of Teacher Education Students - Purpose and Hypotheses of Study The study by Berry (2008) had a purpose of fostering acceptance of needs-based fairness for inclusion students in future classrooms of teacher education students. An open-ended question guiding the study sought to find out novice teachers views about fairness (Berry, 2008). The goal of the study involved seeking understanding of a situation and examining the teachers’ views regarding fairness. Fairness is investigated because it holds implications for teachers’ ideals and pedagogy of inclusion....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education]
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The Fairness of the Death Penalty - The death penalty is and has been a very much controversial issue among the American society. Much of the topic regarding capital punishment has been on a for or against situation ever since the history of sentencing criminals to death began. Some people see it alright to kill someone who took another person's life. Pretty much it was considered an act of revenge based on the laws regulating the country's legal system. On the other hand, some people see it as illegal and wrong. The death penalty is recognized by those that oppose it as an inhumane manner in dealing with criminals....   [tags: criminals, ethics, ] 559 words
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Moral Crisis and Corruption as Obstructions to Perfect Justice - When arguments or acts of disobedience occur in society, people try to solve the conflict. The purpose of justice actually helps them to solve many problems, but it takes the long way to reach the conclusion because jurors and the judge need to evaluate and discuss about facts on the trial. What is justice. Justice pursues fairness for each individual. In the magazine, “The Trials of Bidder 70,” Abe Streep describes Tim DeChristopher’s history as an environmental activist and his trials. Reading Unreasonable Doubt: Circumstantial Evidence and the Art of Judgment, written by Norma Thompson, I learned what is going on in trials and what is fairness in justice....   [tags: justice pursues fairness]
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The War Measures Act: Was It Necessary? - “These men only ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.”- Abraham Lincoln. This quote fundamentally states that everyone wants fairness and the government should do what is in their power to give it to the people. On the contrary, the War Measures Act actually limits freedom and fairness. The War Measures Act is a law that gives the federal government comprehensive emergency power during a war, invasion or rebellion....   [tags: Legal Issues, Fairness] 1289 words
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Elements of a Common Ethics Program, A List of Elements - ... The purpose of this ethics program is to encourage and provide direction to all employees about communication, fairness, integrity, and honesty. ETHICS PROCEDURES 1) Getting Answers It is very difficult for this ethics program to give likely business situation or ethical problem that may rise. You must depend on your own good decisions when applying to ethical and lawful principles that are in the ethics program. The ethics program not only forbids an employee from participating in behavior that is improper, but also produces a look of that is offensive....   [tags: honesty, integrity, fairness] 797 words
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Justice: Who Knew It Could Be So Complicated - ... Defining justice in terms of something that does not exist in reality will not do, but we could say there is a sort of mythical justice that can only exist in our imagination and a true justice that can exist in the world. At this point it makes sense to consider the fact that a person is capable of being just in one circumstance and then unjust in another. Our justice system regularly makes decisions that would be universally considered just and in the very same day makes decisions that are universally considered unjust....   [tags: defintion, truth, fairness, actions] 1065 words
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The Arguments Surrounding Media Bias - Whether it is through a newspaper, television, magazines or talk radio, people will always communicate through some type of medium. Now, whether or not the mediums are tainted with bias is a question of beliefs. Some people argue that journalism today is rather fair and balanced, while others would vehemently oppose that view by saying that bias is definitely prevalent in news media and other mediums today. In some instances, there lies the belief that the fairness doctrine should be reestablished in order to mend the problem of bias; however, many would strenuously fight that by arguing that such an act would destroy the freedom of the press guaranteed under the first amendment....   [tags: Communication, Fairness Doctrine] 1348 words
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An Ideal Society in John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice - John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice presents an ideal society based on several simple principles. While the system Rawls suggests is well constructed, it is not without its flaws. I will now attempt to explain Rawls’ idea of Justice as Fairness and explain where the system fails. John Rawls presents a theoretical state of human nature which he refers to as the original position. In this original position, everyone must come to together to form a good society, one in which everyone is treated fairly....   [tags: veil of ignorance, fairness, selfish]
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Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People and Good Things to Bad People? - The thoughts on the absurd and what it’s about had a lot to do with struggle of why things happen to people. Why do bad things happen to good people and good things to bad people. Because the world doesn’t have rules of fairness. It exists as it does, not as we want it to. This is seen in Dostoyevsky’s Notes from the underground: During his last year at school, he’d come into an inheritance of some two hundred serfs, and, since almost the rest of us were poor, he’d begun to brag. He was an extremely uncouth fellow…he suddenly declared that not a single girl in his village would escape his attention—that it was his droit de seigneur, and if the peasants dared protest, he’d have them all flogg...   [tags: fairness, dostoyevsky, good things]
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Female Offenders in the American Criminal Justice System - When the criminal justice system was established, one of the goals was to create neutrality and fairness between the sexes. However, during those times, women were not known for behaving in such manners. If a woman did in fact take part in any criminal activities, those crimes would have been blames on an individual that could of not fought for themselves. Even though people might believe that there is no such thing as ‘stereotyping’ in the criminal justice system, it is quite obvious that women are constantly being looked down upon because of their sex....   [tags: neutrality, fairness, stereotypes]
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The Science of Mind and Behaviour - They have a duty of care and a legal obligation to abide by human right laws, introduced to ensure people had protection, equal living standards and opportunity. The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to make sure disabled people were not discriminated against and were provided additional support if needed. Also, The Race Relation Act 1976 which promotes fairness, equal opportunity and ensured people were not discriminated against due to skin colour. These laws and others help ensure rights are protected and fairness, dignity and freedom is granted to all....   [tags: equality, fairness, stereotypes, prejudice]
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Equality in Opportunity and Equality in Outcome - ... Being the state of New Jersey spends $300 million dollars a year to subsidize Camden's schools, that comes out to $100 Million dollars per scholar. About ten years ago, I noticed that most of my new neighbors were coming from the city. I got to know a few of them, shooting the breeze and lending them things from time to time. The first thing I noticed was that they didn't cut their lawns that often, and weren't into home maintenance and repairs that our homeowners association requires. For instance, a ten foot piece of my neighbor's siding fell off two years ago and it's still sitting in his backyard where it landed....   [tags: diversity, equality, fairness, academia] 862 words
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American History: The Declaration of Independence - ... As stated in the novel the Africans were "shoved and lashed along to wherever they were to be chained..."(201). From these actions "he learned that when anyone didn't cry out from a blow, he would get a severe beating until he did" (204). Along with constant abuse, Haley also depicts the conditions of the boat, that held over 500 Africans in a small space, as "urine, vomit, and feces that reeked everywhere around him had spread into slick paste covering the hard planking of the long shelves" (207)....   [tags: equality, freedom, democracy, fairness] 1800 words
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Ethical Behavior in Public Management - Ethical behavior in leaders in Public Administration has a significant impact on their employees and the environment of their work place. Ethics is not looked at in the same light in other parts of the world. What some cultures view as normal behavior, our culture may view as unethical or corruption. (Branscome, 2008, p. 1). Some behaviors in other cultures have been instilled as a normal way of doing business. In our culture, employees feel their leaders should be beyond reproach in order for them to lead effectively....   [tags: Leadership, Credibility, Respect, Fairness]
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Mens Rea: The Mental Element - Mens rea known as the “mental element” of an offence has long been regarded as a crucial factor in criminal law, aiming to ensure that only those who are blameworthy are punished for crimes thus inputting the role of fairness into the criminal law system. H.L.A Hart agreed with this fairness rationale arguing that it would be wrong to convict and punish anyone who had not been given ‘a fair opportunity’ to exercise the capacity for ‘doing what the law requires and abstaining from what it forbids.’ “The general rule is that no crime can be committed unless there is mens rea.” But this is departed from when creating strict liability offences....   [tags: fairness, liability, law] 744 words
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Delivering Cost Effective Healthcare Services - ... However, it is still believed that the highest attainable standard of health is reflected by the standard of health which enjoyed by the advantaged social groups within a society (Braveman & Gruskin. 2003). In a word, equity in healthcare as a social objective can be defined in many different ways. It has been described as the absence of systematic disparities in health between social groups those people in different positions. Like Liu et al (1999) stated in his paper, all health care systems are aiming to maintain and promote health; therefore, an equitable system that allows reasonably equal access to care and protects the most disadvantaged group should be build up....   [tags: justice, fairness, equal access] 1296 words
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Overview of Corporate Self-Dealing - Business is a game of gambling. In poker, a person can be honest and keep his or her hands above the table, but there is always a person that has hands under the table. Businesses find many people with hands under the table when the issue of corporate self- dealing appears. Corporate self-dealing is when a trustee or other fiduciary of a business takes advantage of his or her position in a transaction for self-benefit instead of the company’s overall benefit. Self-dealing can include corporate assets or opportunities....   [tags: Minority Party, The Fairness Test]
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Animal Spirits: Highlights Segment - Traditional economics are instrumental to our understanding of the world and the economy that runs it. However, as authors George A. Akerlof and Robert Shiller attest in their book Animal Spirits, a major economic influencer is missing if we only look at traditional economics to find the problems the economy faces. That missing element is animal spirits, which obviously inspired their books title. The so-called animal spirits consist of five major drivers; confidence, fairness, corruption, money illusion, and stories....   [tags: economics, emotions, fairness, stories] 1260 words
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Moving Forward: Immigration Reform - When the United States was first being formed immigration was accepted and even encouraged. In the late 1880’s through the early 1900’s over 27 million people entered the United States with only two percent being turned down. However even with these staggering numbers immigrants were still faced with hostility and poor treatment. Why has immigration always been such a controversial topic. Although immigration still occurs today, it is not accepted across the board. Issues with equality, safety and economics have hindered reform into becoming a unanimous vote....   [tags: Illegal Immigrants, Equality. Fairness]
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Pursuing Peace and Justice - Although pursuing peace and justice at the same time is ideal since the armed conflict would end, and the “bad guys” would have to pay for their wrong doing. Pursuing both at the same time is a difficult initiative due to the different paths undertaken when pursuing peace and justice, the two reasons this essay will focus on are the ideas of forgiveness within peace and fairness within justice. Contemporary peace theorists refer to two types of peace: positive and negative peace. Positive peace refers the concept of conflict prevention, while negative peace is the absence of war....   [tags: forgiveness, fairness, theory, war] 627 words
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What is Business Conduct? - ... Therefore strives in establishing a potential ‘cause-and-effect' relationship regarding serious occupational safety accidents in the mining industry. (Cheng, Leu, Cheng,Wu & Lin 2012, p.214). Furthermore, Human rights have played a vital role in promoting roles and enforcing the strategies in businesses around the world. The concept of dignity in the mining industry fundamentally revolves around issues of both ‘theoretical and practical perspectives’. The World Trade Organization (WTO) plays an effective role in measuring voluntary standards in mining industry....   [tags: dignity principle, fairness] 1198 words
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Fairness of the SAT - The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) was created to test college-bound students on their mathematical and verbal aptitudes and to thus predict their ability to succeed academically in college. In the United States, the SAT is the oldest and most widely used college entrance test. It was first administered in June 1926 to only 8,040 high school students and is now taken by over 2 million students. Over the years, the SAT has become one of the most important tests of a teenager's life for admission to college....   [tags: Standardized Tests ACT SAT Essays] 3994 words
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Prejudice in To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee - ... Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions. Fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer as a Christian is. If you prick us, do we not bleed. If you tickle us, do we not laugh. If you poison us, do we not die. And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge. (The Merchant of Venice, Act III: Sc.1, Lines 50-59) During this scene from The Merchant of Venice, Shylock, a Jewish money lender, was fighting for his humanity just because of his ethnicity....   [tags: jim crow laws, fairness, tolerance] 872 words
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Justice and Fairness - In Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich delves into the `third world' of America while attempting to make a living. She undertakes many noble trades, working in low wage and underappreciated jobs while of trying to figure out how the people of this country do it everyday. She works at Hearthside and Jerry's in Florida waitressing, with The Maids in Maine cleaning houses, and with Wal-Mart in Minnesota, serving their `guests', all while earning the minimum wage. She also looks to examine the functional and conflict theories of stratification as they relate to the low wage jobs she pursues....   [tags: Sociology] 1249 words
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What Does Ethics Mean? - When asked what is the definition of ethics, many responded that being moral meant doing the right thing. But how can we justify what is a good action and what is a bad action. All humans were created equal, but our principles, and ways of thinking can be extremely different. Some may say doing the right thing means following your heart, your inner feelings and intuition. But emotions can be misleading. Others say in order to do what is the morally right thing means to follow the law and do what is right by society, to be accepted....   [tags: ethics, moral, virture, fairness, duties] 1265 words
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Healthy People 2020 Program - Healthy People 2020 is a program for the promotion of health and the prevention of diseases, launched by the Department of Health and Human Services in December 2010. According to healthypeople.gov, this program has four overarching goals which are first to achieve healthy, longer lives free of preventable diseases, injuries, and premature deaths; to achieve health fairness, eliminate differences, and improve all groups’ health; also to produce social and physical environments that encourage good health; and last but not least to promote life’s quality, healthy development, and healthy behaviors through all life stages....   [tags: health, disease, fairness, longer, environment] 985 words
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Dawit Isask´s Daughter Fight for Fairness - ... In early 2022 Betlehem started a petition to get the Prime Minister of Sweden, Thomas Bodström to demand a release of Dawit Isaak. Bodström had previously between 2000 to 2006 worked as the Minister of Justice so he had experience with stuff regarding the law. The petition got 131,274 signatures and Bodström was forced to take this seriously, but as expected he didn't do much. As previous Prime Ministers he didn't even visit Eritrea to meet with the Eritrean government, all he did was to publicly speak about Dawit Isaak and that it's horrible that a man can lose all his basic human rights for no apparent reason....   [tags: trial, detention, prison, government] 1198 words
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Qualities Illustrated in Archaic and Classical Greek Novels - Western thought and culture grew out of Greek ideals. Since “there is nothing new under the sun,” (Ecclesiastes 1:9) many of the ideals expressed by Homer, Sophocles, and Hesiod ring true for Westerners today. Part of the myth of a tragic hero includes a leadership position of some sort: often noble birth, kingship, or military leadership. Tragic plays like Oedipus Rex, Antigone, and the Iliad served as worship, entertainment, examples of virtue, and cautionary tales. Modern Americans can look back at such works and apply the ideas to selecting and serving as leaders on a national, community, or family level....   [tags: self-control, fairness, moral, service, honor] 1314 words
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Government Contracts - The focus of government contracts has assumed great importance to businesses and individuals, in the modern times. Today the state has become a source of wealth that people are keenly, investing into for success. In the modern era of a welfare state, government's economic activities are expanding and the government is increasingly assuming the role of the dispenser of a large number of benefits. Today a large number of business organizations and individuals enjoy many benefits in from government contracts....   [tags: Fairness, Veteran Benefits] 1367 words
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