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Morality, Positive and Critical

in H.L.A. Hart, Second Edition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756785
eISBN:
9780804779562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756785.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The term “rules” may be applied for certain standards of conduct. In an essay on “Legal and Moral Obligation” in which he criticized what he believed to be extremely 'protestant' in R. M. Hare's ... More


Conditions of Service

S.R. Maheshwari

in Public Administration in India: The Higher Civil Service

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195683769
eISBN:
9780199080373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683769.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the conditions of service for civil servants in India. The conditions of service governing the civil services are determined by the periodically appointed Central Pay Commission ... More


International Codes of Ethics for Professionals

Nigel Rodley and Matt Pollard

in The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199693566
eISBN:
9780191807503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693566.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter considers the internationally approved standards of conduct for law enforcement officials and medical personnel. It examines the background of ethical texts adopted by the UN and Council ... More


Shifts in Social Norms Often Underpin Change

Duncan Green

in How Change Happens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785392
eISBN:
9780191833236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785392.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses the importance of social norms—the explicit or implicit rules specifying what behaviours are acceptable in society. What people see as normal, desirable, or aberrant determines ... More


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