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Impartiality Quotes

"Pale death with an impartial foot knocks at the hovels of the poor and the palaces of king."

“Impartiality is the life of justice, as justice is of all good government”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The human soul is hospitable, and will entertain conflicting sentiments and contradictory opinions with much impartiality”
George Eliot

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Impartiality Definition: Fair.

Etymology of 'Impartiality'
Impartial: formed in English 1590s from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" + partial. First recorded in "Richard II.". Partial: early 15c., "one-sided, biased," from Old French parcial (14c., Modern French partial), from Medieval Latin partialis "divisible, solitary, partial," from Latin pars (genitive partis) "part".

Positive Suggestions:
"Awaken your natural Impartiality"
"Perfect Impartiality is within you"
"Allow yourself to feel Impartial now"
"Accept Impartiality"
"Trust in your Impartiality"
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Democratic Legitimacy: Impartiality, Reflexivity, Proximity
by Pierre RosanvallonSearch for Pierre Rosanvallon
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It's a commonplace that citizens in Western democracies are disaffected with their political leaders and traditional democratic institutions. But in Democratic Legitimacy, Pierre Rosanvallon, one of today's leading political thinkers, argues that this crisis of confidence is partly a crisis of understanding. He makes the case that the sources of democratic legitimacy have shifted and multiplied over the past thirty years and that we need to comprehend and make better use of these new sources of legitimacy in order to strengthen our political self-belief and commitment to democracy.

Drawing on examples from France and the United States, Rosanvallon notes that there has been a major expansion of independent commissions, NGOs, regulatory authorities, and watchdogs in recent decades. At the same time, constitutional courts have become more willing and able to challenge legislatures. These institutional developments, which serve the democratic values of impartiality and reflexivity, have been accompanied by a new attentiveness to what Rosanvallon calls the value of proximity, as governing structures have sought to find new spaces for minorities, the particular, and the local. To improve our democracies, we need to use these new sources of legitimacy more effectively and we need to incorporate them into our accounts of democratic government.

An original contribution to the vigorous international debate about democratic authority and legitimacy, this promises to be one of Rosanvallon's most important books.

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Impartiality Against The Mob (Gideon of Scoptland Yard)
by John CreaseySearch for John Creasey

A secret fascist organisation intends to attack a dock-gate meeting of workers and Commander Gideon of Scotland Yard has the job of ensuring the police both maintain law and order, but maintain impartiality and do not provoke either side. At the same time, brutal murder is occurring behind an anti-immigration campaign. Gideon finds himself risking his life so as to protect the force and its reputation, when everything seems ranged against it. And, of course, ordinary day to day policing must continue.

The Author: John Creasey ? Master Storyteller

Born in Surrey, England in 1908 into a poor family in which there were nine children, John Creasey grew up to be a true master story teller and international sensation. His more than 600 crime, mystery and thriller titles have now sold 80 million copies in 25 languages. These include many popular series such as Gideon of Scotland Yard, The Toff, Dr Palfrey and The Baron.

Creasy wrote under many pseudonyms, explaining that booksellers had complained he totally dominated the ?C? section in stores. They included:

Gordon Ashe, M E Cooke, Norman Deane, Robert Caine Frazer, Patrick Gill, Michael Halliday, Charles Hogarth, Brian Hope, Colin Hughes, Kyle Hunt, Abel Mann, Peter Manton, J J Marric, Richard Martin, Rodney Mattheson, Anthony Morton and Jeremy York.

Never one to sit still, Creasey had a strong social conscience, and stood for Parliament several times, along with founding the One Party Alliance which promoted the idea of government by a coalition of the best minds from across the political spectrum. He was also involved with the National Savings movement; United Europe; various road safety campaigns, and famine relief.

He founded the British Crime Writers? Association, which to this day celebrates outstanding crime writing. The Mystery Writers of America bestowed upon him the Edgar Award for best novel and then in 1969 the ultimate Grand Master Award. John Creasey?s stories are as compelling today as ever, with one of the major factors in his success being the ability to portray characters as living ? his undoubted talent being to understand and observe accurately human behaviour.
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Impartiality in Context: Grounding Justice in a Pluralist World (S U N Y Series in Social and Political Thought)
by Shane O'NeillSearch for Shane O
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In this book, Shane O'Neill argues that the theory of justice must take seriously two dimensions of pluralism in the modern world. While it must acknowledge the plurality of individual conceptions of the good that is characteristic of every modern society, it must also reckon with the plurality of historically unique, culturally specific, political societies.

O'Neill offers a distinctive perspective on an extremely significant current debate about universalism and particularlism in political philosophy. Justice, he maintains, must be understood both in terms of an impartial point of view that respects differing conceptions of the good and in relation to the particular contexts in which disputes about norms and principles arise. Liberals, most notably John Rawls, have tended to privilege the former aspect of justice, while communitarians, especially Michael Walzer, have stressed the latter. O'Neill shows how Habermas's discourse ethics can overcome the limitations of these alternatives by providing theoretical tools that allow us to ground impartiality in particular contexts. This position is developed through an exploration of the complementary roles of moral and ethical discourses and an application of the theory to the political conflict in Northern Ireland.

This careful and detailed philosophical argument offers a valuable critical introduction to a range of important topics, including the communitarian critique of liberalism, feminist perspectives on justice, the interpretive turn in political philosophy, the theory of communicative action, the dynamics of a discursive democracy, and the politics of recognition.
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Partiality and Impartiality: Morality, Special Relationships, and the Wider World
by Brian Feltham, John Cottingham
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Issues of impartiality and partiality are a major focus of debate in moral theory. What demands do the needs and interests of others place upon us? Should our personal relationships and commitments have a special place in our moral deliberations? Or, in as much as we are moral, should we be impartial even between our own children and complete strangers? Ten specially written essays by experts in the field offer a variety of perspectives, which will interest readers in both theoretical and practical ethics. A central theme of the volume is whether impartiality and partiality are really opposed dimensions or if they can be harmoniously reconciled in one picture of the good ethical life.
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Justice As Impartiality (Oxford Political Theory)
by Brian BarrySearch for Brian Barry
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Almost every country today contains adherents of different religions and different secular conceptions of the good life. Is there any alternative to a power struggle among them, leading most probably to either civil war or repression? The argument of this book is that justice as impartiality offers a solution. According to the theory of justice as impartiality, principles of justice are those principles that provide a reasonable basis for the unforced assent of those subject to them. The object of this book is to set the theory out, explain its rationale, and respond to a variety of criticism that have been made of it. As the second volume of his work-in-progress, A Treatise on Social Justice, this work lies at the heart of a thriving academic debate which the author has played a key role in shaping.
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Rawls's Impartiality
by Richards RandySearch for Richards Randy
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John Rawls is perhaps the foremost political philosopher of the 20th Century. This book examines his concept of impartiality which plays a central role in his political writings. Rawls asserts that his Kantian inspired view of impartiality is superior to utilitarian views of impartiality. The author explores the subject of impartiality in depth and offers a critical, albeit sympathetic, assessment of Rawls's impartiality analysis. Readers interested in a general understanding Rawls's philosophy will find this treatise helpful. Those looking for a balanced comparison of Rawls's Kantian project with a utilitarian perspective should also find this book useful.
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The Plain and Noble Garb of Truth: Nationalism and Impartiality in American Historical Writing, 1784-1860
by Eileen Ka-May ChengSearch for Eileen Ka-May Cheng
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American historians of the early national period, argues Eileen Ka-May Cheng, grappled with objectivity, professionalism, and other “modern? issues to a greater degree than their successors in later generations acknowledge. Her extensive readings of antebellum historians show that by the 1820s, a small but influential group of practitioners had begun to develop many of the doctrines and concerns that undergird contemporary historical practice. The Plain and Noble Garb of Truth challenges the entrenched notion that America?s first generations of historians were romantics or propagandists for a struggling young nation.

Cheng engages with the works of well-known early national historians like George Bancroft, William Prescott, and David Ramsay; such lesser-known figures as Jared Sparks and Lorenzo Sabine; and leading political and intellectual elites of the day, including Francis Bowen and Charles Francis Adams. She shows that their work, which focused on the American Revolution, was often nuanced and surprisingly sympathetic in its treatment of American Indians and loyalists. She also demonstrates how the rise of the novel contributed to the emergence of history as an autonomous discipline, arguing that paradoxically “early national historians at once described truth in opposition to the novel and were influenced by the novel in their understanding of truth.?

Modern historians should recognize that the discipline of history is itself a product of history, says Cheng. By taking seriously a group of too-often-dismissed historians, she challenges contemporary historians to examine some ahistorical aspects of the way they understand their own discipline.

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Cuba, the Media, and the Challenge of Impartiality
by Salim LamraniSearch for Salim Lamrani
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In this concise and detailed work, Salim Lamrani addresses questions of media concentration and corporate bias by examining a perennially controversial topic: Cuba. Lamrani argues that the tiny island nation is forced to contend not only with economic isolation and a U.S. blockade, but with misleading or downright hostile media coverage. He takes as his case study El País, the most widely distributed Spanish daily. El País (a property of Grupo Prisa, the largest Spanish media conglomerate), has editions aimed at Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., making it is a global opinion leader. Lamrani wades through a swamp of reporting and uses the paper as an example of how media conglomerates distort and misrepresent life in Cuba and the activities of its government. By focusing on eight key areas, including human development, internal opposition, and migration, Lamrani shows how the media systematically shapes our understanding of Cuban reality. This book, with a preface by Eduardo Galeano, provides an alternative view, combining a scholar?s eye for complexity with a journalist?s hunger for the facts.
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Czech (& Central European) Yearbook of Arbitration - Independence and Impartiality of Arbitrators - 2014
by Alexander J. Belohlávek, Nadezda Rozehnalová, Filip Cerný
$10.05 new/used

The Czech Yearbooks Project, for the moment made up of the Czech Yearbook of International Law® and the Czech (& Central European) Yearbook of Arbitration®, began with the idea to create an open platform for presenting the development of both legal theory and legal practice in Central and Eastern Europe and the approximation thereof to readers worldwide. This platform should serve as an open forum for interested scholars, writers, and prospective students, as well as practitioners, for the exchange of different approaches to problems being analyzed by authors from different jurisdictions, and therefore providing interesting insight into issues being dealt with differently in many different countries.
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Impartiality, Neutrality and Justice: Re-Reading Brian Barry's Justice as Impartiality
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Brian Barry's Justice as Impartiality confronts issues at the heart of modern political philosophy. This important collection examines various aspects of his argument and expands the discussion beyond the text to explore wider issues at the centre of contemporary debates about the nature and theories of distributive justice. It brings together responses from a wide range of Barry's critics including feminists, utilitarians, mutual advantage theorists, care theorists and anti-contractarians.Suitable for both undergraduates and academics working in political and legal theory, this text serves as an ideal companion volume to Barry's work. The expansion of each contributor's focus beyond the issues raised by Barry means this text also stands as a contribution to political thought in its own right.
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