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Fairness and Freedom

Fairness and Freedom

A History of Two Open Societies: New Zealand and the United States

  • Author: David Hackett Fischer
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 0199832706
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 629
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Explores why the political similarities between New Zealand and the United States--including democratic politics, mixed-enterprise economies, a deep concern for human rights and the rule of law and more--have taken on different forms.

Schutz vor Diskriminierung im Beschäftigungsverhältnis in Großbritannien – Equality Act 2010

Schutz vor Diskriminierung im Beschäftigungsverhältnis in Großbritannien – Equality Act 2010

  • Author: Verena Guttenberg
  • Publisher: Herbert Utz Verlag
  • ISBN: 3831644144
  • Category:
  • Page: 680
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Die Bekämpfung von Ungleichbehandlungen und Benachteiligungen ist ein fundamentaler Wert, eine der Grundfesten der Demokratie und einer der Eckpfeiler des Zusammenlebens in der modernen, multikulturellen Gesellschaft. Dies gilt in besonderer Weise für die vulnerable Rechtsbeziehung der privaten Beschäftigungsverhältnisse. In Großbritannien wurden die entsprechenden beschäftigungsbezogenen Schutzmechanismen mit dem „Equality Act 2010“ vor verhältnismäßig kurzer Zeit auf eine neue Grundlage gestellt. Zum ersten Mal seit nunmehr beinahe 50 Jahren ist das im europäischen Vergleich teils sehr fortschrittliche und wegweisende britische Diskriminierungsschutzrecht in Gestalt von bisher neun bedeutenden Rechtsakten sowie rund 100 Rechtsverordnungen in einem einzigen einheitlichen Gleichstellungsgesetz zusammengeführt. Die vorliegende Arbeit erschließt dieses neue Gesetz für den deutschen Rechtsanwender und zeigt die wesentlichen Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten zum deutschen Recht und insbesondere dem Allgemeinen Gleichbehandlungsgesetz auf.

Winning Revolutions: The Psychosocial Dynamics of Revolts for Freedom, Fairness, and Rights [3 volumes]

Winning Revolutions: The Psychosocial Dynamics of Revolts for Freedom, Fairness, and Rights [3 volumes]

The Psychosocial Dynamics of Revolts for Freedom, Fairness, and Rights

  • Author: J. Harold Ellens
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440803730
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 856
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The product of 35 senior scholars' research, these volumes examine the psychology driving the religious, political, and economic forces that cause turbulence and violence in human society. • Comprehensively analyzes the entire range of economic, political, and religious factors in social revolts • Brings to bear evidence from ancient archaeology, up-to-date psychological models, thoroughgoing sociological analysis, and objective historical reporting • Provides unprecedented coverage of the relevant issues in Greco-Roman, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious dynamics that cause immense sociocultural turbulence and watershed world change • Presents a proposed unified theory of revolution throughout the work while also distinguishing and identifying individual religious, political, and economic forces and outcomes

Handbook of Research on International Consumer Law

Handbook of Research on International Consumer Law

  • Author: Geraint G. Howells,I. Ramsay,Thomas Wilhelmsson
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1849806314
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 608
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This is a truly international effort, and one with a strong commitment to human rights by the highly reputable authors coming from different jurisdictions! The many facets of today s consumer law are presented to the reader, including developing countries a fascinating effort in a dynamically emerging field of law! We are comprehensively informed about such bread and butter areas as advertising, unfair terms, consumer guarantees, product safety and liability, consumer credit, and redress. But traditional consumer law concepts and remedies are facing challenges in more complex areas, like services of general internet where consumers and private users should enjoy equal access to universal services , with the internet where speed must not be a pretext to eliminate standards of fair dealing, with risky investment services under the problematic paradigm shift from investor protection to investor confidence . A book to read, to think about, to work with for everybody interested in the future of consumer markets and law in a time of economic crisis! Norbert Reich, University of Bremen, Germany This is a richly interesting collection of essays, written by leading names in the field. It offers a thoroughly reliable survey of key tensions and challenges in modern consumer law and brilliantly combines thematic overview with detailed analysis. It will stimulate comparative thinking, it will provide a source of information and it will be welcomed by consumer law scholars all over the world. Stephen Weatherill, University of Oxford, UK Consumer law and policy has emerged in the last half-century as a major policy concern for all nations. This Handbook of original contributions provides an international and comparative analysis of central issues in consumer law and policy in developed and developing economies. The Handbook encompasses questions of both social policy and effective business regulation. Many of the issues are common to all countries and are becoming increasingly globalised due to the growth in international trade and technological developments such as the Internet. The authors provide a broad coverage of both substantive topics and institutional questions concerning optimal approaches to enforcement and the role of class actions in consumer policy. It also includes comparative insights into the influential EU and US models of consumer law and relates consumer law to contemporary trends in human rights law. Written by a carefully selected group of international experts, this text represents an authoritative resource for understanding contemporary and future developments in consumer law. This Handbook will provide students, researchers and policymakers with an insight to the main policy debates in each context and provide models of legal regulation to assist in the evaluation of laws and the development of consumer law and policy.

The Equality Act 2010 in Mental Health

The Equality Act 2010 in Mental Health

A Guide to Implementation and Issues for Practice

  • Author: Hári Sewell
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 0857005898
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 304
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The Equality Act 2010 in Mental Health provides a critical guide to the Act: what it means for mental health services and how it should be implemented. It addresses each of the nine characteristics protected by the Act in turn, examining the research and practice issue associated with each and offering positive guidance. Contributors also highlight the broader issues associated with achieving equality in mental health, including conflicts between different forms of discrimination, the impact of budget cuts and the issue of inequality in wider society and how it relates to the mental health services. Finally, the book tackles organisational change and the implications for management practice, organisational structures and staff training. This book will be a valuable resource for those involved in providing mental health services, including managers and frontline workers across health and social care.

The Idea of Labour Law

The Idea of Labour Law

  • Author: Guy Davidov,Brian Langille
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191648078
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 456
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Labour law is widely considered to be in crisis by scholars of the field. This crisis has an obvious external dimension - labour law is attacked for impeding efficiency, flexibility, and development; vilified for reducing employment and for favouring already well placed employees over less fortunate ones; and discredited for failing to cover the most vulnerable workers and workers in the "informal sector". These are just some of the external challenges to labour law. There is also an internal challenge, as labour lawyers themselves increasingly question whether their discipline is conceptually coherent, relevant to the new empirical realities of the world of work, and normatively salient in the world as we now know it. This book responds to such fundamental challenges by asking the most fundamental questions: What is labour law for? How can it be justified? And what are the normative premises on which reforms should be based? There has been growing interest in such questions in recent years. In this volume the contributors seek to take this body of scholarship seriously and also to move it forward. Its aim is to provide, if not answers which satisfy everyone, intellectually nourishing food for thought for those interested in understanding, explaining and interpreting labour laws - whether they are scholars, practitioners, judges, policy-makers, or workers and employers.

Migrants at Work

Migrants at Work

Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law

  • Author: Cathryn Costello,Mark Freedland
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191023523
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 414
  • View: 7355
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There is a highly significant and under-considered intersection and interaction between migration law and labour law. Labour lawyers have tended to regard migration law as generally speaking outside their purview, and migration lawyers have somewhat similarly tended to neglect labour law. The culmination of a collaborative project on 'Migrants at Work' funded by the John Fell Fund, the Society of Legal Scholars, and the Research Centre at St John's College, Oxford, this volume brings together distinguished legal and migration scholars to examine the impact of migration law on labour rights and how the regulation of migration increasingly impacts upon employment and labour relations. Examining and clarifying the interactions between migration, migration law, and labour law, contributors to the volume identify the many ways that migration law, as currently designed, divides the objectives of labour law, privileging concerns about the labour supply and demand over worker-protective concerns. In addition, migration law creates particular forms of status, which affect employment relations, thereby dividing the subjects of labour law. Chapters cover the labour laws of the UK, Australia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Germany, Sweden, and the US. References are also made to discrete practices in Brazil, France, Greece, New Zealand, Mexico, Poland, and South Africa. These countries all host migrants and have developed systems of migration law reflecting very different trajectories. Some are traditional countries of immigration and settlement migration, while others have traditionally been countries of emigration but now import many workers. There are, nonetheless, common features in their immigration law which have a profound impact on labour law, for instance in their shared contemporary shift to using temporary labour migration programmes. Further chapters examine EU and international law on migration, labour rights, human rights, and human trafficking and smuggling, developing cross-jurisdictional and multi-level perspectives. Written by leading scholars of labour law, migration law, and migration studies, this book provides a diverse and multidisciplinary approach to this field of legal interaction, of interest to academics, policymakers, legal practitioners, trade unions, and migrants' groups alike.

Education for a Change

Education for a Change

Transforming the way we teach our children

  • Author: Titus Alexander,John Potter
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113431230X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 236
  • View: 8383
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This challenging, hard-hitting book is about making schooling relevant to modern society. It starts from the premise that our present education system is ill equipped to serve students and society in the twenty-first century. In a series of positive yet powerful and provocative chapters, the authors look at critical issues shaping schools today, with a view to: * set out the critical issues behind the headlines * show evidence from research and examples of good practice * stimulate public debate and rigorous thinking about how we educate children for life in the twenty-first century * provide practical examples of learning for the future * present a vision for school transformation. With contributions from a range of leading commentators including Tim Brighouse, Jonathan Poritt, Anita Roddick, Charles Handy and Jonathan Sacks, this is a must-read for school leaders, teachers, policy-makers, parents and all education professionals.

Yes, Tomorrow Can Be Better

Yes, Tomorrow Can Be Better

Population, Freedom, and Fairness

  • Author: Harry E. Ladd
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1462837875
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 160
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There are many publications about the need to limit population growth. Most stop after strong arguments that somebody must do something. Most are scholarly publications that get read by people who are already well aware of the problems. (They preach to the choir, not the other sinners in the pews.) This one is different. It deals with the economic and moral issues that affect every person. It is aimed at people not accustomed to reading weighty material, and who haven't yet heard the message in a meaningful way. It tells how every individual, in every life circumstance, can help.

Bargaining theory and fairness

Bargaining theory and fairness

  • Author: Arwed Crüger,Karlheinz Bischofberger
  • Publisher: Duncker & Humblot
  • ISBN: 9783428507412
  • Category:
  • Page: 174
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Two new bargaining games, called "Freedom to Punish (FTP)" and "Right and Choice to Punish (RAP)", are developed, analyzed and tested by means of an experimental implementation. Hypotheses about behavior are developed, discussed and tested. The central hypotheses are aimed at the importance of freedom of choice, on the difference between the FTP game and the RAP game, and on the crowding-out of intrinsic motivation. As might have been expected, fairness plays a role in both games, represented by the frequent appearances of equal splits as well as by the frequent rejections of unfair offers.In addition to that, fairness was crowded out by the new Institution of a veto power decision, confirming the importance of the institutional setting for behavior. Contrary to the few veto power sales in the RAP game, an amazingly high number of receivers refrained from veto power in the FTP game. This significant difference has clearly been attributed to the different information conditions and the existence of a bonus. This bonus can be interpreted in terms of freedom of choice, and exploits a value for the freedom to choose for the first time in experimental economics.

Valuing Health

Valuing Health

Well-Being, Freedom, and Suffering

  • Author: Daniel M. Hausman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190233214
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 304
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In Valuing Health Daniel M. Hausman provides a philosophically sophisticated overview of generic health measurement that suggests improvements in standard methods and proposes a radical alternative. He shows how to avoid relying on surveys and instead evaluate health states directly. Hausman goes on to tackle the deep problems of evaluation, offering an account of fundamental evaluation that does not presuppose the assignment of values to the properties and consequences of alternatives. After discussing the purposes of generic health measurement, Hausman defends a naturalistic concept of health and its relations to measures such as quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). In examining current health-measurement systems, Valuing Health clarifies their value commitments and the objections to relying on preference surveys to assign values to health states. Relying on an interpretation of liberal political philosophy, Hausman argues that the public value of health states should be understood in terms of the activity limits and suffering that health states impose. Hausman also addresses the moral conundrums that arise when policy-makers attempt to employ the values of health states to estimate the health benefits of alternative policies and to adopt the most cost-effective. He concludes with a general discussion of the difficulties of combining consequentialist and non-consequentialist moral considerations in policy-making.

Moral Rights in the Workplace

Moral Rights in the Workplace

  • Author: Gertrude Ezorsky
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780887063626
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 312
  • View: 1910
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This book focuses on the moral problems that arise for people who labor in ordinary places -- factories, schools, mines, stores, and farms. Moral Rights in the Workplace examines problems of freedom and coercion that develop on the job, issues of the right to meaningful work, occupational health and safety, whistleblowing, the right to union organization, unemployment, and the flight of factories, the rights of health care workers, and workers' self-management. Issues of employment discrimination such as comparable worth, seniority, affirmative action, and worksharing that have been given scant attention in other books are also discussed.

Fairness in Consumer Contracts

Fairness in Consumer Contracts

The Case of Unfair Terms

  • Author: Chris Willett
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9781840144925
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 467
  • View: 2013
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Chris Willett provides a systematic analysis of good faith and fairness in consumer contracts. A controversial and topical issue, the book examines the complexity of 'fairness' as a legal and moral concept and its relationship with wider socio-economic policies such as European integration.

Political Philosophy, Clearly

Political Philosophy, Clearly

Essays on Freedom and Fairness, Property and Equalities

  • Author: Anthony De Jasay
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 347
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"Political Philosophy, Clearly delivers on the promise of its title: essays that tackle foundational political issues such as the relationship between justice and liberty, the role of property, and the effect of confusing liberty with "rights" and justice with "fairness." Although these issues are complex, Jasay lays out his libertarian philosophy with clarity and passion." "The articles collected in this volume delve deeply into the realm of political thought and its philosophical criticism. They will appeal to students of philosophy, politics, and economics, or anyone who is interested in a clear, jargon-free account of libertarian thought." --Book Jacket.

Why Freedom

Why Freedom

The Meaning and Practice of Freedom

  • Author: Jason A. Junge
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 9781462841318
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 253
  • View: 443
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What is the importance and meaning of freedom to self-fulfillment? How does our environment-- our family, the government, and the media-- mix with our biology to shape and taint our behavior, and therefore impact our ability to make choices? "Why Freedom" draws from philosophy and the sciences to answer these questions in light of mans search for meaning. Thoroughly researched, "Why Freedom" synthesizes Existentialism, Pragmatism, Evolutionary and Social Psychology, Biology, Physics, and Economics into an interdisciplinary paradigm of human intent. Unveiling mans abilities and freedoms to seek self-fulfillment, this is a book you wish youd read at 21!

Is Fairtrade Fair?

Is Fairtrade Fair?

  • Author: E. Valiente-Riedl
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113728451X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 168
  • View: 5719
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Evaluates the capacity of Fairtrade® labeling to enhance the livelihoods of marginalized producers in developing countries. It looks critically at the evolution of fair trade values and markets, including its somewhat controversial engagement with conventional businesses, and problematizes the role of the "ethical consumer."

Kwanzaa Activities

Kwanzaa Activities

My Mini-Book of Kwanzaa and Other Themed Activities

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1480798134
  • Category:
  • Page: 6
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Celebrate Kwanzaa with your entire class! With these engaging activities, students will create a mini-book, and have a class celebration to help explain the ideas behind this important holiday.

Understand Political Philosophy: Teach Yourself

Understand Political Philosophy: Teach Yourself

  • Author: Mel Thompson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1444130706
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 240
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Understand Political Philosophy is an in-depth guide to the philosophers and political ideas who have shaped our society. Quickly and easily get to grips with the key thinkers and theories, from Aristotle to Wollstonecraft, from capitalism to utilitarianism. With exploration of contemporary issues and current debates, this book will put political philosophy in the context of the world we live in today. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Manifesto for Media Freedom

Manifesto for Media Freedom

  • Author: Brian C. Anderson
  • Publisher: Encounter Books
  • ISBN: 1594033080
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 144
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The rise of alternative media over the last 20 years has broken the liberal stranglehold over news and opinion outlets. The Left blames much of the Democratic Party's electoral woes on the influence of the new media's many vigorous conservative voices. Yet, instead of fighting back with ideas, today's liberals quietly and relentlessly work to smother this political discourse under a tangle of campaign-finance and media regulations.

The Neuroscience of Freedom and Creativity

The Neuroscience of Freedom and Creativity

Our Predictive Brain

  • Author: Joaquín M. Fuster
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107027756
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 300
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A scientific, uniquely factual account of the role of the brain in freedom and creativity.