GOVT 3785

GOVT 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)
Course Subfield (PT)

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18600GOVT 3785  LEC 001

  • 18601GOVT 3785  DIS 201

    • T
    • Livingston, A

  • 18602GOVT 3785  DIS 202

  • 18603GOVT 3785  DIS 203

  • 18604GOVT 3785  DIS 204