AMST 3785

AMST 3785

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This course examines controversies in the theory and history of civil disobedience. Do citizens have obligations to obey unjust laws? Can law breaking ever be civil rather than criminal? Do disruptive protests endanger democracy or strengthen the rule of law? How do acts of protest influence public opinion and policy? How is the distinction between violence and nonviolence politically constructed and contested? We will study classical writings and contemporary scholarship in pursuit of answers to these questions and related debates concerning the rule of law, conscientious objection, the uses of civility and incivility, punishment and responsibility, as well as whistleblowing, direct action, strikes, sabotage, hacktivism, and rioting.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (KCM-AS, ETM-AS, SSC-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3785PHIL 2945

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18605AMST 3785  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Livingston, A

  • 18606AMST 3785  DIS 201

    • T
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • 18607AMST 3785  DIS 202

  • 18608AMST 3785  DIS 203

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • 18609AMST 3785  DIS 204

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Livingston, A