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An Exploration of Fairness: Interdisciplinary Inquiries in Law, Science and the Humanities
By: Dr. Janis P. Sarra, LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D.
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-5363-2
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 540 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2013-02-28
Publisher: Carswell
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An Exploration of Fairness examines a concept that is simultaneously simple and extraordinarily complex – fairness. Simple in that we often intuitively understand situations to be fair or unfair. Complex, in that the notion of fairness is very much grounded in where we are situated, including race, gender, class, economic status, country, and life experience. There is considerable scholarship on the concept of fairness, but this volume is unique in the broad range of research disciplines that have come together to examine in depth what is meant by fairness, how it can be achieved, measured, shared. From its application in law, economics and business to how it can be interpreted in cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology and kinesiology, it integrates the visual and performing arts as essential features of fairness. Through this interdisciplinary lens, the ethical and normative dimensions of fairness are understood, drawing on its historical and philosophical origins and its role in citizenship and political obligation. Each discipline, each chapter, informs the others, to deepen our understanding of fairness.
About the Author
Dr. Janis P. Sarra is Professor of Law, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, Vancouver, Canada. She received her LL.B., LL.M. and S.J.D. at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, and a B.A. and M.A. in political economy, also from University of Toronto. She holds the Honourable Lloyd Houlden Fellowship for 2007-2008. She served as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Law from 2003 to 2007 and was Senator of the University from 2003 to 2008. In 2004, she was awarded title of Distinguished University Scholar for her scholarship in corporate and securities law. Dr. Sarra teaches corporate finance, commercial insolvency law, corporate law, securities law, contract law and law and economics at the UBC Faculty of Law. Dr. Sarra was one of two INSOL International Scholars for 2006-2007 and was awarded the UBC Alumni Research Award in 2007.
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