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The Cambridge Companion to Civil Disobedience

William E. Scheuerman



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Cambridge University Press
15 July 2021
The theory and practice of civil disobedience has once again taken on import, given recent events. Considering widespread dissatisfaction with normal political mechanisms, even in well-established liberal democracies, civil disobedience remains hugely important, as a growing number of individuals and groups pursue political action. 'Digital disobedients', Black Lives Matter protestors, Extinction Rebellion climate change activists, Hong Kong activists resisting the PRC's authoritarian clampdown...all have practiced civil disobedience. In this Companion, an interdisciplinary group of scholars reconsiders civil disobedience from many perspectives. Whether or not civil disobedience works, and what is at stake when protestors describe their acts as civil disobedience, is systematically examined, as are the legacies and impact of Henry Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King.
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Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
ISBN:   9781108745468
ISBN 10:   1108745466
Series:   Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
Pages:   300
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Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

William E. Scheuerman is James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University.

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