At Issue: Civil Disobedience, 1st Edition

  • Elizabeth Schmermund
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  • ISBN-10: 1534500669
  • ISBN-13: 9781534500662
  • DDC: 303.6
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 144 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Civil disobedience, the refusal to obey certain laws, is a method of protest famously articulated by philosopher and writer Henry David Thoreau in his 1849 essay “Civil Disobedience.” Thoreau believed that protest became a moral obligation when laws collided with conscience. Since then, civil disobedience has been employed as a form of rebellion around the world. But is there a place for civil disobedience in democratic societies? When is civil disobedience justifiable? Is violence ever called for? Furthermore, how effective is civil disobedience?

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Civil Disobedience Has Successfully Been Used Many Times in the Past.
2: Philosophers and Activists Have Long Debated the Use and Morality of Civil Disobedience.
3: Civil Disobedience Is a Threat to Our Society.
4: Civil Disobedience Is a Christian Act.
5: Christians Must Use Civil Disobedience Against Our Nuclear Security State.
6: Environmental Activists Have a Legal Obligation to Use Civil Disobedience.
7: Students Must Find Ways to Take Non-Violent Action Against Climate Change.
8: The Time Is Now to Use Mass Action to Stop Crimes Against the Environment.
9: Pro-Life Activists Can and Should Use Civil Disobedience Against Abortion.
10: Civil Disobedience Must Be Used According to Martin Luther King Jr.'s Principles.
11: Civil Disobedience Plays an Important Role in Democracy.
12: Civil Disobedience Will Always Be Necessary, but We Must Keep It Relevant.
13: War Tax Resistance Works Against Unjust Wars.
14: Resisting War Tax Is as Necessary Today as It Was in Colonial America.
15: Online Activists Can Be Treated as Criminals Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
16: Hacktivism Will Become an Important Tool in Future Civil Disobedience.
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