Human, all too human: Human fallibility and the separation of powers

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Introduction:Humans are fallible - and this fallibility is the hardest thing for us to grasp. We havelimited knowledge - and the limits of our knowledge routinely prevent us fromrealising just how much we do not know. Our reasoning processes are prone tovarious forms of distortion and bias - and these distortions and biases often cause usto overlook our own partiality. We are prone to favour familiar people and conceptsover the unfamiliar - and our lack of understanding of other viewpoints preventsus from realising the ways in which we marginalise them. We are susceptible totemptations that lead us to go against our conscience - and these temptations alsoprovide incentives not to scrutinise our behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJudicial independence in Australia
Subtitle of host publicationContemporary challenges, future directions
EditorsRebecca Ananian-Welsh, Jonathan Crowe
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherFederation Press
Pages37-48
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781760020651
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Fallibility
Separation of Powers
Incentives
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Crowe, J. (2016). Human, all too human: Human fallibility and the separation of powers. In R. Ananian-Welsh, & J. Crowe (Eds.), Judicial independence in Australia: Contemporary challenges, future directions (pp. 37-48). Australia: Federation Press.
Crowe, Jonathan. / Human, all too human: Human fallibility and the separation of powers. Judicial independence in Australia: Contemporary challenges, future directions. editor / Rebecca Ananian-Welsh ; Jonathan Crowe. Australia : Federation Press, 2016. pp. 37-48
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