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Allegiance and the Place of Civil Disobedience

Rex Martin

in A System of Rights

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292937
eISBN:
9780191599811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292937.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter is concerned with political obligation, i.e. with one's obligation to obey the laws of one's own country. Here, it is suggested that such an obligation (or one's ‘allegiance,’ as I ... More


Deconstructing civil disobedience: A Semiotic Definition *

Susan Tiefenbrun

in Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter provides a semiotic definition of the term civil disobedience which like the term terrorism has been misapplied in recent years. It reviews the history of civil disobedience in the ... More


On civil disobedience, jurisprudence, feminism, and the law in the antigones of sophocles and anouilh

Susan Tiefenbrun

in Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the connection between civil disobedience, jurisprudence, and feminism in ancient and modern comparative legal systems as viewed from a postmodernist perspective by comparing ... More


Semiotics and Martin Luther King’s letter from Birmingham jail

Susan Tiefenbrun

in Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores Martin Luther King's views on civil disobedience as expressed in the memorable Letter from Birmingham Jail. The message contained in the Letter is that racial difference is ... More


Conclusion

Luc Bodiguel

in The Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms: Comparative Approaches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199542482
eISBN:
9780191594342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542482.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This concluding chapter broadens the debate, extending beyond legal analysis of individual regulations in order to question the role and concept of law in the arena of GMOs. At a general level, it ... More


Protest and Punishment: The Dialogue between Civil Disobedients and the Law

Kimberley Brownlee

in Law and Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237159
eISBN:
9780191705427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237159.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the nature of the moral dialogue which purportedly occurs between disobedients and the law as well as the kinds of responses that a genuine dialogue would permit from each ... More


Berrigan Underground

Thomas Jeannot

in Faith, Resistance, and the Future: Daniel Berrigan's Challenge to Catholic Social Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239825
eISBN:
9780823239863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239825.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In this chapter, Jeannot interrogates Berrigan on his theory and practice of civil disobedience. Using Rawls’s theory of civil disobedience in a Theory of Justice as a foil, Jeannot argues that ... More


Implementation through Self-Enforcement

Antonios Tzanakopoulos

in Disobeying the Security Council: Countermeasures against Wrongful Sanctions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199600762
eISBN:
9780191725210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600762.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines how the responsibility of the UN for wrongful Security Council sanctions can be implemented. The normal way of implementation of responsibility in a decentralized legal system ... More


Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience

Kimberley Brownlee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199592944
eISBN:
9780191746109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592944.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book shows that civil disobedience is more defensible than private conscientious objection. Part I distinguishes conviction from conscience, shedding light on the former as something non-evasive ... More


Constitutional Morality

André Béteille

in Democracy and Its Institutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198080961
eISBN:
9780199082049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198080961.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Constitutional morality is important for constitutional laws to be effective. Without constitutional morality, the operation of a constitution tends to become arbitrary, erratic, and capricious. This ... More


A Right to Dissent? I.: Civil Disobedience

Joseph Raz

in The authority of law: Essays on law and morality

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198253457
eISBN:
9780191681400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198253457.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines whether there is a right to break the law for moral or political reasons. The chapter assumes that if there is a moral right, then there is a presumption for giving it a legal ... More


Conscience and Commitment

Timothy Macklem

in Independence of Mind

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199535446
eISBN:
9780191709074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535446.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores a set of puzzles about conscientious objection, drawn from the work of Bernard Williams and Joseph Raz, to arrive at an alternative picture of conscience as a central element in ... More


Conviction

Kimberley Brownlee

in Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199592944
eISBN:
9780191746109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592944.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter develops and defends a communicative principle of conscientiousness. To satisfy this principle, four conditions must be met: consistency, universality, non-evasion, and the willingness ... More


Rights

Kimberley Brownlee

in Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199592944
eISBN:
9780191746109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592944.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Drawing on the previous discussion, this chapter explores the moral rights generated by conscience and conscientious conviction respectively. The chapter shows that the value of conscience generates ... More


Reflections on Civil Disobedience

Edward H. Madden

in Pragmatism with Purpose: Selected Writings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264322
eISBN:
9780823266777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264322.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter reflects on the concept of civil disobedience. It comments on the tendency of some authors to generalize “civil disobedience” until it loses any special designation and becomes vacuously ... More


Principled Disobedience

Candice Delmas

in A Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should Be Uncivil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190872199
eISBN:
9780190872229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872199.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 1 surveys the literature on civil disobedience and places the author’s own approach to resistance and principled disobedience within this context. Public understanding of civil disobedience ... More


Gandhi: Pan-Islamism, Imperialism and Nationalism in India

B. R. Nanda

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658279
eISBN:
9780199081394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658279.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Hindu–Muslim conflict was a major problem during the nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. This book shows how Mahatma Gandhi resolved the conflict and even united the Hindus and the ... More


Towards Confrontation

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi: Pan-Islamism, Imperialism and Nationalism in India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658279
eISBN:
9780199081394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658279.003.0017
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the events that pointed towards an inevitable confrontation between Gandhi and the Viceroy. It first notes Gandhi observation that public opinion was quickly turning in favour ... More


Contesting the Idea of Civil Disobedience

Francis L. F Lee and Joseph M Chan

in Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era: The Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190856779
eISBN:
9780190856816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190856779.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

This chapter discusses the pressure toward radicalization in the social movement sector in Hong Kong in the immediate years before the Umbrella Movement. The proposal of Occupy Central in early 2013 ... More


The Right to Disobey The Law. Civil Disobedience

Geoffrey Marshall

in Constitutional Theory

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198761211
eISBN:
9780191695148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198761211.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses civil disobedience and the principles of legal, moral, and political obligation. Political obligation might be used to refer to duties by some system of political behaviour ... More


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