Civil obedience and disobedience.

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  • Author(s): Cooke, Maeve
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    Philosophy & Social Criticism. Dec2016, Vol. 42 Issue 10, p995-1003. 9p.
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      This article offers a general framework for thinking about civil disobedience as transformative political action. Positing authority as the mode of power corresponding to obedience, and authority and freedom as internally related, it proposes a model of freedom and political authority as a basis for this framework. The framework is sufficiently general to allow for context-dependent variations – for example, as to whether publicity or non-violence is required – while specifying a view of civil disobedience as transformative action driven by a constellation of ethical, legal and political concerns. A reconfigured conception of conscience has a place within this account, but is not an indispensable element. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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