Civility Legality And Justice In America

Author: Austin Sarat
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131606171X
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Civility Legality And Justice In America from the Author: Austin Sarat. Throughout American history, the discourse of civility has proven quite resilient, and concern for a perceived lack of civility has ebbed and flowed in recognizable patterns. Today we are in another era in which political leaders and commentators bemoan a crisis of incivility and warn of civility's demise. Civility, Legality, and Justice in America charts the uses of civility in American legal and political discourse. How important is civility as a legal and political virtue? How does it fare when it is juxtaposed with the claim that it masks injustice? Who advocates civility and to what effect? How are battles over civility played out in legal and political arenas? This book brings the work of several distinguished scholars together to critically assess the relative claims of civility and justice and the way law the weighs those virtues.

Final Judgments

Author: Austin Sarat
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107155480
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Final Judgments from the Author: Austin Sarat. Final Judgments: The Death Penalty in American Law and Culture explores the significance and meaning of finality in capital cases. Questions addressed in this book include: how are concerns about finality reflected in the motivations and behavior of participants in the death penalty system? How does an awareness of finality shape the experience of the death penalty for those condemned to die as well as for capital punishment's public audience? What is the meaning of time in capital cases? What are the relative weights according to finality versus the need for error correction in legal and political debates? And, how does the meaning of finality differ in capital and non-capital (LWOP) cases? Each chapter examines the idea of finality as a legal, political, and cultural fact. Final Judgments deploys various theories and perspectives to explore the death penalty's finality.

Laws And Societies In Global Contexts

Author: Eve Darian-Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521113784
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Laws And Societies In Global Contexts from the Author: Eve Darian-Smith. Promotes a global socio-legal perspective that engages with multiple laws and societies and diverse socio-legal systems based on different historical and cultural traditions.

Stories Of Virtue In Business

Author: Charles Edward Weber
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819199508
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Stories Of Virtue In Business from the Author: Charles Edward Weber. C. Edward Weber brings insight into the practice of ethics with this pragmatic book of personal stories and ethical dilemmas of business men and women that clearly illustrate the human condition and are an integral part of the business experience. The more than 40 stories derived from interviews with over two hundred executives are not designed as a blueprint for ethical conduct but rather act as an outline and analysis of how particular people apply their ethical principles. Contents: Adhering to the Law; Avoiding Harm; Acting Honestly in Business Relations; Respecting Others; Justice in Relations with Stakeholders; Keeping Promises/Commitments; Acting with Compassion; Some After-Thoughts.

Judges Beyond Politics In Democracy And Dictatorship

Author: Lisa Hilbink
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113946681X
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Judges Beyond Politics In Democracy And Dictatorship from the Author: Lisa Hilbink. Why did formerly independent Chilean judges, trained under and appointed by democratic governments, facilitate and condone the illiberal, antidemocratic, and anti-legal policies of the Pinochet regime? Challenging the assumption that adjudication in non-democratic settings is fundamentally different and less puzzling than it is in democratic regimes, this 2007 book offers a longitudinal analysis of judicial behavior, demonstrating striking continuity in judicial performance across regimes in Chile. The work explores the relevance of judges' personal policy preferences, social class, and legal philosophy, but argues that institutional factors best explain the persistent failure of judges to take stands in defense of rights and rule of law principles. Specifically, the institutional structure and ideology of the Chilean judiciary, grounded in the ideal of judicial apoliticism, furnished judges with professional understandings and incentives that left them unequipped and disinclined to take stands in defense of liberal democratic principles, before, during, and after the authoritarian interlude.

The Big Sort

Author: Bill Bishop
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547525192
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The Big Sort from the Author: Bill Bishop. In 2004, journalist Bill Bishop coined the term "the big sort." Armed with startling new demographic data, he made national news in a series of articles showing how Americans have been sorting themselves into alarmingly homogeneous communities -- not by region or by state, but by city and even neighborhood. Over the past three decades, we have been choosing the neighborhood (and church and news show) compatible with our lifestyle and beliefs. The result is a country that has become so polarized, so ideologically inbred that people don't know and can't understand those who live a few miles away. How this came to be, and its dire implications for our country, is the subject of this ground-breaking work. In The Big Sort, Bishop has taken his analysis to a new level. He begins with stories about how we live today and then draws on history, economics and our changing political landscape to create one of the most compelling big-picture accounts of America in recent memory.

Gps For America

Author: Abel Gashe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499060505
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Gps For America from the Author: Abel Gashe. "The American Union is imperfect. But it is certainly motioning towards a more perfect union." It is this foundational thesis in the fulfillment of the American vision that this book focuses on. By affording an integrated and holistic approach, the book shows that the American dynamics is transformational living phenomenon framed on four major paradigms: that America is a land of freedom; that America is a land of opportunity; that America is impregnated with inertia within it that propels it to "repair its faults"; and that the nation has been moving to a higher ground in its motion with a concerted effort of its people as one (E pluribus Unum) to build a more perfect Union. A pragmatic but positive outlook on the American reality in the bountiful land by a first generation immigrant from Gojjam, Ethiopia, the author tries to help the reader develop a generic framework in understanding the evolving American reality since the founders took the bold step in 1776 to write an audacious proposal that "all men are created equal," endowed by the creator with "inalienable rights." The analysis in the book begins by framing the constitutional bases of the nation as a four dimensional compass. Using what he terms as the American GPS, he leads the reader to have a snapshot on the structure of American government, citizenship, church and state, legal, economic, political and foreign policy issues to show that in fact what is manifesting in the American socio-political topology is not a random act but an in-built, systemic transfiguration in creating the opportunity for all children of Adam to realize their God given inalienable rights, being Geezans (freely roaming citizens of the universe) in fulfilling the vision of the nation. After reading this book, the reader will never waste time in random thoughts about the American ever unfolding reality. By all accounts America is an emergent and noble idea whose better days are yet to come. That is the projection whose totality can be meaningfully captured through a living compass: The American GPS!

A View From The Bridge

Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435233129
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A View From The Bridge from the Author: Arthur Miller. This series of plays for the 11-16 age range offers contemporary drama and new editions of classic plays. The series has been developed to support classroom teaching and to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum Key Stages 3 and 4.