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social contract

Medical practice The implied understanding between physician and Pt that the former provides the best possible care in a truthful and timely fashion, in exchange for the latter's trust. See Doctor-patient relationship.
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Through this lens , what s e ts the evolving social contract in the Arab world apart from previous ones , becomes clear.
Zafarullah Khan, constitutional expert, said the debate on shaping a robust social contract in the country is old.
The social contract Mr Sharif is calling for appears to be benefiting him rather than the general populace.
However, for the kingdom's ruling Al-Saud family, the problem is that, ultimately, it is likely there will be a cost to the government's unilateral rewriting of the social contract, which is one reason why haircuts suddenly pose a potential threat.
He accomplishes this by applying three criteria to decide which philosophers Rousseau followed and deviated from when he wrote the Social Contract, and those subsequent philosophers who were influenced by his work: "First, Rousseau's predecessors must have had some discernible effect on his own development.
She notes that her choices of novels focus on the idea of "starting over"(3) and that the interest in the social contract arises because "fictional postapocalyptic accounts present the useful falsehood that there is a ground--a state of nature--from which we can come together and renegotiate our lives" (6).
This is why the social contract must be re-asserted.
I call on the conflicting political parties, whose escalating and growing disputes are helping in Lebanon's destruction, to engage in a dialogue of frankness and reconciliation and to conclude a new social contract based on the National Pact with which the Lebanese built their country on the basis of living together and neutralizing Lebanon from any allegiance to any state in the East and the West," he added.
Since there is no social contract there, different minority groups always keep their veto power in hand, that is, they retain the ability to say "We're not going to play any more," when it suits them.
Project contributor, Armando Barrientos tracks recent changes and components of one facet of this new social contract in his new paper, 'On the Distributional Implications of Social Protection Reforms in Latin America'.
It is an invitation we receive once we reach legal adult age to participate in the creation of a social contract.
The committee's works, which will also address wage negotiations and the social contract, will start next week, she specified.