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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 - ... A Humanitarian or Compassionate grounds decision is very different from a Court decisions. It always and generally has a more relaxed requirement under the duty of fairness. Therefore the decision has exceptional importance to the lives of those with an interest in its result and it also leads to the content of the duty of fairness being more extensive and fair. The statute accords considerable flexibility to the Minister to decide on the proper procedure and immigration officers in normal day to day practice does not take interviews in general cases....   [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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Civil Procedure Code: Has It Been Made More Effective and Justice Oriented? - The Distinction between Procedural and Substantive Law In order to better examine the CPC, It is of utmost importance that the difference between Substantive Law and Procedural Law be laid down. Briefly, Substantive Law establishes the rights and liabilities of the concerned parties while Procedural Law primarily lays down the procedure or method to follow when such rights and liabilities need to be enforced . The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 is one such Procedural Law that governs all civil suits in India....   [tags: rights, law, fairness] 1909 words
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International Business: Norms of Morality and Local Cultures - 1. INTRODUCTION International Business is a business where all the activities pass through the other country’s borderline. This definition includes international trade and manufacturing abroad, industry’s service in a field like transportation, tourism, banking, advertisement, construction, retail trade, big trade and mass communication. There are two reasons to running the International Business, first is specialization between nations. In a relation with an advance or a certain power with all its weakness, therefore a country must be choose a strategic option to produce a strategic commodity....   [tags: justice, ethics, fairness]
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Analysis of Statement Life is Not Fair - Life is not fair-Get used to it (Bill Gate) Life is not fair. We have all heard that from someone at some point in our lives. Life is not fair because there is no certainty of what is going to happen in the future. Life awards and punishes people hazardously. Life is like a picture drawn by an unknown painter and one is just a tiny part of it. Pictures can always deceive a person about what their real meaning is. Lie, appearances, contradictions, colors, conformity and people are just decoration in the overall interpretation of the picture....   [tags: Justice Fairness] 1688 words
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What is Morality? - One of the most persistently asked and perpetually unanswered questions in psychology is the question of morality. What is it, how does it develop, and where does it come from. A basic definition of morality is “beliefs about what is right behavior and what is wrong behavior” (Merriam-Webster). Based on the definition, the question then becomes even more complicated; How do people decide what is right and what is wrong. Research has examined this from many different angles, and two distinct schools of thought have emerged....   [tags: behavior, empathy, fairness]
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Juveniles Treated Like Adults - Everyday a vast number of brutal crimes occur somewhere in America. Teens as young as thirteen commit murder, rape, and burglary to an extent. What can be done about it. The best answer I can think of is to treat juveniles like adults. They have just as much responsibility and knowledge of their actions just as adults do, so they deserve the same punishment if they commit the same crime. Believe it or not, teens commit the same level of crimes that adults commit. Crimes will get even worse in the future if nothing is strictly done about the unnecessary violent actions....   [tags: crime, teens, punishment, fairness, justice]
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For Your Entertainment - For Your Entertainment The sports of today are significantly more brutal, serious and competitive than they ever have been in the past. Athletes in these sports go to great lengths to be called a champion in their sport and some are willing to cross the line and cheat their way to the top. In competitive sports, rules are laid out to level the playing field keep the sport fair so there can be no chance of a person taking advantage of something that not everyone can be expected to do. Steroids and other performance enhancing techniques are prime examples of athletes using specific illegal drugs to enhance their physical performance and give them greater probability of winning and some in th...   [tags: sports, athletes, steroids, testing, fairness]
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Section 78 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 - To a man with a hammer everything looks like a nail. I would submit this is the case in regards to Section 78 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. The courts have been granted a tool and since its introduction have been wantonly applying it case after case. I will endeavour to argue that s.78 has been developed into the tool the courts sought as oppose to the tool they have been granted and the wording of the statute ignored. The point of s.78 has been glossed over and it has instead been utilized as if it were a subsection of s.76....   [tags: common law, Foster, applied law]
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Strategies in Price Communication - Price Communication One of the strategies to influence the consumers’ willingness-to-pay is through the use of price communication. In order for companies to gain their market share they need to ensure that consumers understand the value of the company’s products both economical and psychologically. In studies conducted by researchers many business managers have noted that the most important capability in their pricing strategies is accurately “communicating value and price”. On the other hand, they also note that it is one of the weakest capabilities for most organizations to perform (Nagle, Hogan & Zale, p....   [tags: Business]
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Overview of the Cognitive Network Technique - Cognitive Network is a technique which is used to improve the spectrum utilization. Current network scenario is experiencing the huge spectrum scarcity problem due to the fixed assignment policy so in this method great amount of spectrum remain unused. To overcome this limitation the spectrum allocation must be in dynamic manner. In this report the spectrum allocation is discussed thoroughly. Interference is the most important factor that needs to be considered. It is caused by the environment (noise) or by other radio users....   [tags: radio networks, interference]
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Administrative Law in Australia -- Notes on Natural Justice - NATURAL JUSTICE <ol> <li value="1"> Natural justice concerns human rights e.g. a right to procedure <li value="2"> Denial of natural justice is a ground of review against an administrative decision: ADJR Act ss.5(1)(a), 5(1)(h)(3), 6(1)(a) and 6(1)(h)(3) => ss.5(1)(a) is a distinct and independent ground of review <li value="3"> Natural Justice usually applies to courts, and Procedural Fairness is the issue when extended to administrative bodies. </ol> Procedural fairness 1 The three rules: hearing rule, the bias rule and the no evidence rule....   [tags: Law] 6924 words
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Neuroplasticity and Justice - Justice is often thought of in nebulous terms. As such, it is often viewed through a philosophical lens. Indeed, justice has been examined by prominent philosophers such as John Rawls and Friedrich Hayek. Often regarded as a “soft science,” the idea of justice finds itself the subject of a theoretical framework rather than of scientific study. Despite this theoretical view, much of the theory surrounding justice seeks to determine the causes for a given type of behavior. These theories discuss which penological methods work to correct these behaviors....   [tags: Neuroplasticity and the Law]
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Tax Structure: Habitat For Humanity - Tax Structure: Habitat For Humanity Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization dedicate to building homes for low-income individuals. This organization requires that potential homeowners assist in the building of their home or others to reduce the financing cost of homeownership. This paper focuses on the percentage of property tax revenue, two arguments in favor, and two arguments property tax breaks for Habitat of Humanity homeowner, and case resolution. Quantification "In 2004, property tax collections in the U.S....   [tags: Business Finance ]
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Merchant of Venice Essay: The Importance of the Law - The Importance of the Law in The Merchant of Venice        The link between Shakespeare and the law is not new; scholars have long realized that the legal discourse can lead to a better understanding of Shakespeare's works.  Yet, that the converse is also true: the study of Shakespeare can lead to a deeper understanding of the fundamental nature of law.  A play like The Merchant of Venice has a great deal to offer in the course of such a reading.  The action of the play is concerned with contract law, but issues of standing, moiety, precedent, and conveyance are also raised.  At the most fundamental level, though, the trial scene in Act IV illustrates the conflict between equity and the s...   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays]
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Organizational Justice and Psychological Contract - 1. Organizational Justice The idea of justice has become noticeable building in the organizational studies. Researchers and practitioners put a great attention to the concepts of justice in the organization because of the potential results from the study. Perceptions of fairness are used as important factors in explaining, predicting and understanding human behavior in organizations (Hartman & Galle Jr., 1999; Martin & Bennett, 1996; Viswesvaran & Ones, 2002). As Colquitt et al. (2001a) explain that a number of studies on organizational justice have shown that fair treatment has a significant effect on the attitudes of individual employees, such as satisfaction and commitment, and individual...   [tags: Human Resource Management]
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Peer Pressure Begins in Childhood - Peer group influences affect children much earlier than researchers have suspected, finds a new University of Maryland-led study. The researchers say it provides a wake-up call to parents and educators to look out for undue group influences, cliquishness and biases that might set in early, the researchers say. The study appears in the May/June 2013 issue of Child Development, and is available online. The researchers say their work represents a new line of research – what they call "group dynamics of childhood." No prior research has investigated what children think about challenging groups that act in ways that are unfair or nontraditional, they note....   [tags: Peer Pressure Essays] 719 words
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John Rawls' Sociopolitical Order - Rawls presents a social contract theory of politics that is based on the principle of justice as fairness; the aim is to create procedurally illustrate the principles for the “basic structure of society”.The basic structure of society for Rawls involved all of a society's political, social and economic institutions, and how they fit into a unified whole by means of the first principle. Rawls articulates the first principle of the modern institution as being “justice as fairness”, focused predominately on distribution of basic social goods, such as rights, products, duties, and freedoms, without stipulations on what or how one should go about sing them....   [tags: social democracy, politics, modern state]
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Affirmative Action: An Interpretation through the Application of Justice Theories - Introduction President John F. Kennedy introduced affirmative action programs to the United States in the early 1960s in effort to redress the history of systemic racial discrimination in the nation (Massey, 2004). As a world leader, the United States has an important influence over this issue, with numerous cases taken to the courts in recent decades. The original purpose of affirmative action programs was to pressure institutions into compliance with the equal rights mandate of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Massey, 2004)....   [tags: racism, injustice, social issues]
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Analysis of Two settings in Shakespeare’s Macbeth - An analysis of two settings in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. By using the heath and castles as contrasting settings in Macbeth, William Shakespeare reinforces and reflects various themes present throughout the play. Through the combined use of these settings, he contrasts notions of security and danger, fairness and foulness, and the natural and supernatural. Although the heath is a meeting place for evil and is represented as a grim location through a number of methods, the heath itself is safe. Contrarily, the castles that Macbeth inhabits, both Inverness and Dunsinane, are repeatedly described as safe, secure, and welcoming....   [tags: The Tragedy of Macbeth] 1462 words
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The Justification of Reverse Discrimination in Hiring - In “The Justification of Reverse Discrimination in Hiring,” Tom Beauchamp displays statistics of underrepresented races and genders in institutions. The inequality is due to the underlying persistent racism originating decades ago. It has been pervasively executed despite federal laws for equality. The expectation for a level-playing field is not a reality, as statistically show with underrepresented African Americans (1. Beauchamp, CC2011, p 0228). Beauchamp points out that at first sight, reverse discrimination appears immoral, because it crafts a prejudice for one race over another....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Tom Beauchamp] 1594 words
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Climate Change Denial and the Media - "The pace of global warming is accelerating and the scale of the impact is devastating. The time for action is limited - we are approaching a tipping point beyond which the opportunity to reverse the damage of CO2 emissions will disappear." -- Eliot Spitzer "Global warming isn't a prediction. It is happening." -- James Hansen Climate change, specifically in reference to C02 Emissions released by human use of fossil fuels and their consequential effects on the environment, is perhaps one of the most pressing issues we, not just as Americans, but as human beings face in our lifetimes....   [tags: Global Warming Cover-Up, 2015]
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When Morality Opposes Justice: Human Nature - When Morality Opposes Justice-Human Nature Morality ivolves distinguishing which human behaviors are right or wrong and good or bad. Morality covers topics such as harm, rights and justice, and therefore it is mainly concerned with protecting every idividual. There has been a culture of war between liberals and conservatives all based upon human morality aspects (Haidt & Graham, 2007, p. 1). Cultural war can be termed as the division in personal opinions and thoughts between open-minded people or liberals and the conventional or traditionalists, also known as conservatives....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Freedom of Speech vs Censorship - We are blessed to live in a country that has many rights, the most important is the freedom of speech which provides an umbrella of protection over our remaining rights; however, all of our rights are under attack beginning with the First Amendment which is under constant assault by censorship. The Constitution of the United States says that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Censorship as defined by Wikipedia is “the suppression of speech or dele...   [tags: First Amendment]
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