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: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3785PHIL 2945

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18600GOVT 3785  LEC 001

    • MWSibley Hall 235
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Livingston, A

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Hybrid: rotational in person attendance to be determined by instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 18601GOVT 3785  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18602GOVT 3785  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18603GOVT 3785  DIS 203

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18604GOVT 3785  DIS 204

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Livingston, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3785PHIL 2945

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 21313GOVT 3785  LEC 002

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Livingston, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18601GOVT 3785  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18602GOVT 3785  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18603GOVT 3785  DIS 203

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18604GOVT 3785  DIS 204

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Livingston, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online