Civil disobedience : protest, justification, and the law

Tony Milligan

Civil disobedience is a form of protest with a special standing with regards to the law that sets it apart from political violence. Such principled law-breaking has been witnessed in recent years over climate change, economic strife, and the treatment of animals. Civil disobedience is examined here in the context of contemporary political activism, in the light of classic accounts by Thoreau, Tolstoy, and Gandhi to call for a broader attitude towards what civil disobedience involves. The question of violence is discussed, arguing that civil disobedience need only be aspirationally non-violent and that although some protests do not clearly constitute law-breaking they may render people liable to arrest. For example, while there may not be violence against persons, there may be property damage, as seen in raids upon animal laboratories. Such forms of militancy raise ethical and legal questions. Arguing for a less restrictive theory of civil disobedience, the book will be a valuable resource for anyone studying social movements and issues of political philosophy, social justice, and global ethics.

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Civil disobedience is a form of protest with a special standing with regards to the law that sets it apart from political violence. Such principled law-breaking has been witnessed in recent years over climate change, economic strife, and the treatment of animals. Civil disobedience is examined here in the context of contemporary political activism, in the light of classic accounts by Thoreau, Tolstoy, and Gandhi to call for a broader attitude towards what civil disobedience involves. The question of violence is discussed, arguing that civil disobedience need only be aspirationally non-violent and that although some protests do not clearly constitute law-breaking they may render people liable to arrest. For example, while there may not be violence against persons, there may be property damage, as seen in raids upon animal laboratories. Such forms of militancy raise ethical and legal questions. Arguing for a less restrictive theory of civil disobedience, the book will be a valuable resource for anyone studying social movements and issues of political philosophy, social justice, and global ethics.

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[目次]

  • 1 The Occupy Movement 2 A problematic concept 3 The argument from below 4 Reactionary disobedience over abortion 5 Disobedience in defense of cruelty 6 Thoreau, conscience, and the state 7 Tolstoy's politicization of love 8 Gandhi and satyagraha 9 King, pragmatism, and principle 10 Defending the environment 11 Open rescue and animal liberation 12 Covert animal rescue 13 The higher law 14 The question of violence Bibliography Notes Index

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[目次]

  • 1 The Occupy Movement 2 A problematic concept 3 The argument from below 4 Reactionary disobedience over abortion 5 Disobedience in defense of cruelty 6 Thoreau, conscience, and the state 7 Tolstoy's politicization of love 8 Gandhi and satyagraha 9 King, pragmatism, and principle 10 Defending the environment 11 Open rescue and animal liberation 12 Covert animal rescue 13 The higher law 14 The question of violence Bibliography Notes Index

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書名 Civil disobedience : protest, justification, and the law
著作者等 Milligan, Tony
出版元 Bloomsbury
刊行年月 2013
ページ数 179 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9781441132093
9781441119445
NCID BB12510504
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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