Civil Disobedience

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770486399
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In 1848, Henry David Thoreau twice delivered lectures in Concord, Massachusetts, on “the relationship of the individual to the state.” The essay now known as Civil Disobedience is a significant and widely admired contribution to abolitionist literature, as well as an anti-war tract, but Thoreau’s focus is less on political organization and solidarity than it is on personal choice and individual responsibility. Cultivating personal integrity in the face of political injustice is the project Thoreau defends in Civil Disobedience; this focus has made the work highly influential for twentieth- and twenty-first-century political movements. Bob Pepperman Taylor’s new Introduction explains the work’s specific political context, helping readers to understand the text as Thoreau wrote it. The edition also offers a number of historical documents on Thoreau’s abolitionism; the war with Mexico; and Thoreau’s philosophical development in relation to other thinkers.

La D Sob Issance Civile

Author: David Hiez
Publisher: Presses Univ. Septentrion
ISBN: 9782757400654
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La désobéissance civile constitue un défi au Droit et aux règles de la démocratie représentative. La désobéissance civile s'enracine dans une histoire ancienne et complexe, que notre société, de plus en plus technicienne et individualiste, réactive. L'acte désobéissant connaît aujourd'hui un regain de vigueur, s'appuyant sur de nouveaux registres de légitimité. La contestation de la règle oblige les systèmes juridiques et politiques, notamment nos démocraties représentatives pluralistes, à reformuler les fondements de l'obéissance du citoyen à la loi. C'est que, contrairement aux contestations de type révolutionnaire, la désobéissance civile est une remise en cause de la règle juridique d'autant plus complexe qu'elle ne se situe pas en dehors du système légal mais en son sein, se revendiquant même comme une forme de participation démocratique à la production de la norme. Loin d'être un simple acte de négation de l'ordre politique, elle se revendique comme une contribution - dont l'expression est certes particulière - à l'extension du champ de la confrontation politique, en dehors des arènes représentatives. Ces interrogations relatives à la normativité ont déjà fait l'objet de recherches dans les diverses disciplines qui étudient le phénomène juridique. La science politique a, de son côté, étudié le mécanisme en suivant les formes de mobilisation que génère la figure du désobéissant. En revanche, il n'est pas habituel de les faire se rencontrer pour un travail inter-disciplinaire et encore moins autour de la désobéissance civile. Dans cette matière où débats théoriques et actions pratiques sont si intimement mêlés, il semble profitable de confronter ces deux points de vue. Ce livre propose donc un échange croisé et parfois contradictoire, sur les raisons et fins de la désobéissance civile.

Blanchot

Author: Leslie Hill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134873778
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Blanchot provides a compelling insight into one of the key figures in the development of postmodern thought. Although Blanchot's work is characterised by a fragmentary and complex style, Leslie Hill introduces clearly and accessibly the key themes in his work. He shows how Blanchot questions the very existence of philosophy and literature and how we may distinguish between them, stresses the importance of his political writings and the relationship between writing and history that characterised Blanchot's later work; and considers the relationship between Blanchot and key figures such as Emmanuel Levinas and Georges Bataille and how this impacted on his work. Placing Blanchot at the centre stage of writing in the twentieth century, Blanchot also sheds new light on Blanchot's political activities before and after the Second World War. This accessible introduction to Blanchot's thought also includes one of the most comprehensive bibliographies of his writings of the last twenty years.

Everyday Jihad

Author: Bernard Rougier
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674025295
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Revealing how jihadist networks take hold in communities wracked by poverty, despair, and unemployment, a study of the rise of Islamic extremism in southern Lebanon journeys inside the Palestinian refugee camp at Ain al-Helweh, a recruitment ground for young, disenfranchised Palestinians, and discusses the growth of Hezbollah and the contributions of such players as Syria and Iran.

Occupy The Earth

Author: Liam Leonard
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1783506865
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Concerns about environmental risks have focused the minds of a generation. New movements are emerging to challenge those who would put profits before the planet. This volume represents the cutting edge of international research on global environmental movements and contributes to the on-going debates which may shape our future.

Civil Disobedience In Antiquity

Author: David Daube
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 161097509X
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This book derives from the Messenger Lectures at Cornell. In it Daube provides a synoptic view of nonviolent civil disobedience in the Ancient World. His learning lets him draw freely on Greek and Roman sources--theological, legal historical, literary, dramatic, and popular. From these he shows that there is hardly a variety of civil disobedience known today which is not anticipated in some form or another by the ancients. Is this book more than an entertaining exercise of scholarship? Professor Daube writes, "To speak through historical figures is sometimes wiser than to declare in one's own name. The word 'person' originally means a mask . . . Civil disobedience can at all times profitably avail itself of persons."