GOVT 3785

GOVT 3785

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This course examines the political theory of civil disobedience. Do citizens have obligations to obey unjust laws? What makes disobedience civil rather than criminal? How do acts of protest influence public opinion and policy? Do disruptive protests endanger democracy or strengthen the rule of law? How is the distinction between violence and non-violence political constructed and contested? How has political dissent transformed in a digital era? We will study classical writings and contemporary scholarship in pursuit of answers to these questions and related debates concerning the rule of law, conscience, justice, violence and non-violence, whistleblowing, direct action, rioting, and hacktivism.

When Offered Fall.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3785PHIL 2945

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9639 GOVT 3785   LEC 001