The Ambivalence of Good

The Ambivalence of Good

The Ambivalence of Good The twentieth century brought state violence and mass
killing to a staggering culmination. Two highly industrialized world wars fought
with utter destructive will brought a level of devastation beyond anything that ...

Author: Jan Eckel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198783367

Category: History

Page: 446

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The Ambivalence of Good examines the genesis and evolution of international human rights politics since the 1940s. Focusing on key developments such as the shaping of the UN human rights system, decolonization, the rise of Amnesty International, the campaigns against the Pinochet dictatorship, the moral politics of Western governments, or dissidence in Eastern Europe, the book traces how human rights profoundly, if subtly, transformed global affairs. Moving beyond monocausal explanations and narratives prioritizing one particular decade, such as the 1940s or the 1970s, The Ambivalence of Good argues that we need a complex and nuanced interpretation if we want to understand the truly global reach of human rights, and account for the hopes, conflicts, and interventions to which this idea gave rise. Thus, it portrays the story of human rights as polycentric, demonstrating how actors in various locales imbued them with widely different meanings, arguing that the political field evolved in a fitful and discontinuous process. This process was shaped by consequential shifts that emerged from the search for a new world order during the Second World War, decolonization, the desire to introduce a new political morality into world affairs during the 1970s, and the visions of a peaceful international order after the end of the Cold War. Finally, the book stresses that the projects pursued in the name of human rights nonetheless proved highly ambivalent. Self-interest was as strong a driving force as was the desire to help people in need, and while international campaigns often improved the fate of the persecuted, they were equally likely to have counterproductive effects. The Ambivalence of Good provides the first research-based synopsis of the topic and one of the first synthetic studies of a transnational political field (such as population, health, or the environment) during the twentieth century. Based on archival research in six countries, it breaks new empirical ground concerning the history of human rights in the United Nations, of human rights NGOs, of far-flung mobilizations, and of the uses of human rights in state foreign policy.
Categories: History

Making a Good Life

Making a Good Life

Ambivalence about technology parallels ambivalence about the future. “It is the
fear of degeneration in the wake of technological change, set against a more
confident expectation of an improved, more fruitful, future, that has long
characterized ...

Author: Katharine Dow

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691171753

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Making a Good Life takes a timely look at the ideas and values that inform how people think about reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies. In an era of heightened scrutiny about parenting and reproduction, fears about environmental degradation, and the rise of the biotechnology industry, Katharine Dow delves into the reproductive ethics of those who do not have a personal stake in assisted reproductive technologies, but who are building lives inspired and influenced by environmentalism and concerns about the natural world's future. Moving away from experiences of infertility treatments tied to the clinic and laboratory, Dow instead explores reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies as topics of public concern and debate, and she examines how people living in a coastal village in rural Scotland make ethical decisions and judgments about these matters. In particular, Dow engages with people's ideas about nature and naturalness, and how these relate to views about parenting and building stable environments for future generations. Taking into account the ways daily responsibilities and commitments are balanced with moral values, Dow suggests there is still much to uncover about reproductive ethics. Analyzing how ideas about reproduction intersect with wider ethical struggles, Making a Good Life offers a new approach to researching, thinking, and writing about nature, ethics, and reproduction.
Categories: Social Science

Ambivalence in Hesiod and Its Relationship to Feminine Deities

Ambivalence in Hesiod and Its Relationship to Feminine Deities

21 Although most of the evils which beset the earth 2 2 have their origin in the
underworld , a categorical statement that " down " is " evil " and " up " is " good " is
insufficient to explain the instances of the ambivalence of good and evil which ...

Author: Patricia Ann Marquardt

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89011198918

Category:

Page: 201

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Other People s Struggles

Other People s Struggles

If and when other people's struggles are about something other than mobilizing
resources, then the ambivalent conscience of ... This is why historical approaches
are good at grasping ambivalent views, or, if grasping is the wrong word, then ...

Author: Nicholas Owen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190945862

Category: History

Page: 288

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Other People's Struggles is the first attempt in over forty years to explain the place of "conscience constituents" in social movements. Conscience constituents are people who participate in a movement, but do not stand to benefit if it succeeds. Why do such people participate, when they do not stand to benefit? Why are they sometimes present and sometimes absent in social movements? Why and when is their participation welcome to those who do stand to benefit, and why and when is it not? The work proposes an original theory to answer these questions, crossing disciplinary boundaries to draw on the findings of social psychology, philosophy and political theory, in search of explanations of why people act altruistically and what it means to others when they do so. The theory is illustrated by examples from British history, including the anti-slavery movement, the women's suffrage and liberation movements, labor and socialist movements, anti-colonial movements, anti-poverty movements and movements for global justice. Other People's Struggles also contributes to new debates concerning the rights and wrongs of speaking for others. Debates concerning the limits of solidarity--who can be an ally and on what terms--have become topical in contemporary politics, especially in identity politics and in the newest social movements. The work provides a theoretical and empirical account of how these questions have been addressed in the past and how they might be framed today.
Categories: History

Ambivalence Moral Career and Ideology

Ambivalence  Moral Career and Ideology

Another version of this is found in the related theme of ' good coming from bad '
which is presented next . Good coming from bad This theme of philosophizing the
ambivalence emerges from ideas about good fortune arising out of adversity ...

Author: Ramona Marie Asher

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510024444885

Category:

Page: 746

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On the Ambivalence of Being Neutral

On the Ambivalence of Being Neutral

A key question is why Switzerland traded with the Nazis in a bilateral flow of
goods , and if this bilateral clearing system was inevitable or not . We have to
distinguish between the prewar and the war periods . 24 Surrounded on all sides
by ...

Author: Jacques Picard

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89081796518

Category: Jews

Page: 21

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Categories: Jews

Contemporary German Philosophy

Contemporary German Philosophy

Thus the function of overcoming the ambivalence of all things and goods also
belongs to the idea of the good . Therefore the good is also never to be
conceived in a thing , a formula , a scheme of action , or a definition . In each of
these cases ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078765834

Category: Philosophy

Page:

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Categories: Philosophy

Contemporary German Philosophy

Contemporary German Philosophy

Thus the function of overcoming the ambivalence of all things and goods also
belongs to the idea of the good . Therefore the good is also never to be
conceived in a thing , a formula , a scheme of action , or a definition . In each of
these cases ...

Author: Darrel E. Christensen

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000907672

Category: Philosophy

Page:

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Categories: Philosophy

Respecting Autonomy in Cases of Ambivalence Regarding End of Life Decisions

Respecting Autonomy in Cases of Ambivalence Regarding End of Life Decisions

If the ambivalence was about a judgment , then it could be resolved . One might ,
for example , say , “ There is a sense in which putting a criminal in prison is a bad
thing , and a sense in which it is a good thing , but overall , it is a good thing .

Author: Jennifer Sproul Swindell

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293029569682

Category: Ambivalence

Page: 254

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Categories: Ambivalence

Steward Or Sorcerer s Apprentice

Steward Or Sorcerer s Apprentice

The idea of the ambivalence of technical progress CHAPTER 43 . THE IDEA
THAT THE GOOD AND BAD EFFECTS OF TECHNICAL PROGRESS BALANCE
EACH OTHER OUT The idea of the ambivalence of technical progress ought not
to ...

Author: Johan Hendrik Jacob van der Pot

Publisher:

ISBN: 9051664001

Category: Economic history

Page: 1436

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Categories: Economic history

Behavioral Concepts Nursing Intervention

Behavioral Concepts   Nursing Intervention

In Tarachow ' s view , ambivalence is a state of the instincts , ambiguity is a state
of the ego , and comedy is the ... Splitting an object into a fantastically good and a
fantastically bad person leads , in religion , to the concept of God and the devil .

Author: Carolyn E. Carlson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015000816853

Category: Nurse and patient

Page: 341

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Categories: Nurse and patient

The Good Students

The Good Students

It can be used as an opening to explore the game a bit more closely , to see if it is
possible to glimpse the source of the ambivalence that surrounds these " good
students . In that spirit , let us digress for a moment from our concern with ...

Author: Steven Karl Wojcikiewicz

Publisher: ProQuest

ISBN: MSU:31293029563826

Category: Advanced placement programs (Education)

Page: 578

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Categories: Advanced placement programs (Education)

Journal of Mental Science

Journal of Mental Science

One may then encounter well-known mechanisms of the mind which relate to
ambivalence, but there will often be omission to mention these mechanisms in
the précis to follow, whether or not they have been considered with the patient in
any ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158001825925

Category: Psychiatry

Page:

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Categories: Psychiatry

The Journal of Mental Science

The Journal of Mental Science

One may then encounter well - known mechanisms of the mind which relate to
ambivalence , but there will often be omission to mention these mechanisms in
the précis to follow , whether or not they have been considered with the patient in
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3509231

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

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Categories: Electronic journals

Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

1 A double ambivalence Education is a valuable public good . Although “ public
goods ” can be defined in several ways , they basically refer to those products or
services that the market , let to itself , would not produce in a socially optimal ...

Author: Hernando Gómez Buendía

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064810669

Category: Education

Page: 305

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Categories: Education

In Good Company

In Good Company

Deronda ' s rescue fantasies are sexually ambivalent as well . He fools himself
about his own sexual attraction while playing the knight - errant in his liaison with
Gwendolen . This form of self - deception is then repeated with Mirah — at least ...

Author: David Jasper

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034032121

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 455

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Categories: Literary Criticism

The Good Things in Life

The Good Things in Life

He is a destructive , as well as a dynamic and creative deity . The ambivalence of
his character manifests itself in both his quiet and violent ( or good and evil )
ways . Both the constructive and destructive elements in his character are
dynamic ...

Author: Roland Hallgren

Publisher: Plus Ultra Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015017889497

Category: Religion

Page: 197

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Categories: Religion

The Technological Bluff

The Technological Bluff

But the technical civilization is made up of an inseparable nexus of technical
factors , and the good use of one or other of ... but he formulated very well the
ambivalence of technical progress , and his formulation might serve as an
introduction ...

Author: Jacques Ellul

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans

ISBN: UOM:39015018906589

Category: Social Science

Page: 418

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M. Ellul's view of technology is that once it is let out of the laboratory, technology cannot be turned off. Technology begets more technology. The modern world, therefore, is one in which more technology is inevitable. Fixing or remediating the impact of a technology like water pollution requires--you guessed it--more technology.
Categories: Social Science

Joint Production and Responsibility in Ecological Economics

Joint Production and Responsibility in Ecological Economics

Ambivalence. of. Joint. OutputS*. 8.1 INTRODUCTION It is usually assumed that
the character of joint outputs - whether they are positively valued goods, free
goods or negatively valued bads - is immediately obvious. For instance, in
modelling ...

Author: Baumg‹rtner, S. Faber, M. Schiller, J.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781007525

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

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'. . . an ambitious and compelling book. . . provides a paradigmatic approach to ecological economics that - although based on familiar elements - is nonetheless fresh and original. . . It is a work that should be read by a diverse set of students and researchers interested in this field.' - Richard B. Howarth, Environmental Values
Categories: Business & Economics

Becoming Good American Schools

Becoming Good American Schools

As with the public goods of well - educated citizens , socially just institutions , and
caring communities , Americans are ambivalent about their commitment to
participatory democracy . The ambivalence often centers on power . If ordinary
people ...

Author: Jeannie Oakes

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 0787962244

Category: Education

Page: 432

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"A convincing portrait of teachers actively engaged in educational reform...offering a hopeful yet realistic vision of revitalized democracy inspired by a passion for the public good. This book is an eloquent defense of civic virtue." —Jonathan Kozol, author of Amazing Grace and Savage Inequalities "Rich, realistic, invigorating, and scary. Any middle school educator who has been part of an effort to reform the educational process will see himself or herself in this book--as the brave risk taker, the naive visionary, the frightened frontline trooper, and the touched individual who can make a difference." —Judy Cunningham, principal, South Lake Middle School, Irvine, California This book tells the stories of sixteen schools in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Texas, and Vermont that sought to alter their structures and practices and become places fostering innovative ideas, caring people, principles of social justice, and democratic processes. Based on longitudinal, comparative case-study research, these accounts attest to the power of committing to public virtue and the struggle of educators to transform that commitment into changed school practice. The authors argue that better schools will come only when policy makers, educators, and citizens move beyond technical and bureaucratic reforms to engage in the same educative, socially just, caring, and participatory processes they want for schoolchildren. Those processes constitute betterment--both the means and the ends of school reform. Becoming Good American Schools is for administrators, policy makers, practitioners, and citizens who are prepared to blend inspiration and caution, idealism and skepticism in their own pursuit of good schools.
Categories: Education