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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


Epilogue: The Limits of Law

Christopher J. Peters

in A Matter of Dispute: Morality, Democracy, and Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195387223
eISBN:
9780199894338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387223.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This short Epilogue parallels the Prologue by recalling another profound American crisis that raised the issue of official obedience to law: the Civil War, and in particular Lincoln's arguably ... More


Seneca's Defence: Third Movements as Harmonizing Chrysippus and Zeno

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Zeno of Citium, the Stoic founder, had tried out other definitions of emotion. One, defended by Chrysippus, was that emotion involves oscillating, like Medea, between accepting the right value ... More


Does God Love Us?

Louise Antony

in Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

God is often conceived as a loving Father. It's argued in this chapter, however, that he is anything but. The God of the Hebrew Bible is far more concerned with his own glorification than with the ... 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


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


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


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


Freedom or the Ghetto (1 Corinthians 8:1–13; 10:23–11:1)

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to First Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564156
eISBN:
9780191721281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564156.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Opinion is divided as to the situation with which Paul deals in 1 Cor 8–10. For some it is question of the legitimacy of eating meat which had been sacrified to idols (the ‘marketplace food’ ... More


Different Drummers: Jazz in the Culture of Nazi Germany

Michael H. Kater

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195165531
eISBN:
9780199872237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165531.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book explores the underground history of jazz in Adolf Hitler's Germany. It offers a frightening and fascinating look at life and popular culture during the Third Reich, showing that for the ... More


Freedom and Solidarity: Toward New Beginnings

Fred Dallmayr

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165783
eISBN:
9780813165813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165783.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book explores the possibility of a transition from the modern paradigm—presently in a state of decay or disarray—toward new modes of life where freedom and solidarity would be reconciled, thus ... 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


Sovereign Authority and the Right of Resistance I

Mark Philp and Z. A. Pelczynski

in Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Rousseau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645060
eISBN:
9780191741616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645060.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Plamenatz examines Hobbes’ claims that the sovereign can never act unjustly; that unlimited sovereign authority should be concentrated in the hands of one man whose subjects cannot rightfully ... More


The Virtues of Exit: On Resistance and Quitting Politics

Jennet Kirkpatrick

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635392
eISBN:
9781469635408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635392.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Successful democracies rely on an active citizenry. They require citizens to participate by voting, serving on juries, and running for office. But what happens when those citizens purposefully opt ... 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


Seeking Consultation

James C. Raines and Nic T. Dibble

in Ethical Decision Making in School Mental Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199735853
eISBN:
9780199863457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735853.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

There are three kinds of consultation that practitioners should seek prior to making an ethical decision. Ethical consultation occurs best as part of a regularly scheduled, on-going relationship ... More


The State as Subverter of Legitimacy

Rodney Barker

in Political Legitimacy and the State

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198274957
eISBN:
9780191684104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198274957.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines political disobedience and the erosion or rejection of legitimacy. Resistance and the conscious denial of legitimacy are deliberate acts by discontented or disaffected subjects. ... More


The Hebrew Text

Helen Kraus

in Gender Issues in Ancient and Reformation Translations of Genesis 1-4

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199600786
eISBN:
9780191731563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600786.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Church History

The Hebrew text functions here as the standard against which each of the five translated texts is measured. Genesis differs from other creation narratives from the Ancient Near East in that there is ... More


Introduction

Stuart Schaar

in Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171564
eISBN:
9780231539920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171564.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The Harrisburg trial with the Catholic Left, working the press, the peace offensive, stress on large scale civil disobedience to stop the Indochinese War, becoming a super-star.


Disobeying the Security Council: Countermeasures against Wrongful Sanctions

Antonios Tzanakopoulos

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199600762
eISBN:
9780191725210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600762.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book examines how the United Nations Security Council, in exercising its power to impose binding non-forcible measures (‘sanctions’) under Article 41 of the UN Charter, may violate international ... More


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