Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 June 2020

312 Pages


ISBN: 9780197531310

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A Duty to Resist

When Disobedience Should Be Uncivil

Candice Delmas

  • Puts forward a groundbreaking theory that resisting injustice is itself a duty, which sometimes requires lawbreaking
  • Turns a major tradition in political theory against itself by offering the first sustained case for political obligations to resist unjust laws
  • Offers the first philosophical treatment of uncivil disobedience, its defensibility, and its limits
  • Weighs in on current issues and social movements such as Black Lives Matter, the anti-Trump resistance, feminist activism in Europe and Russia, government whistleblowing, hacktivism, and efforts to aid undocumented migrants and asylum-seekers

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