Direct Action and Liberal Democracy (Routledge Library Editions:Political Science Vol 6) / Edition 1

Direct Action and Liberal Democracy (Routledge Library Editions:Political Science Vol 6) / Edition 1

by April Carter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415555361

ISBN-13: 9780415555364

Pub. Date: 11/17/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This study focuses primarily on the nature of "direct action" in relation to contemporary movements, and considers the role of direct action methods in past campaigns for constitutional and social rights. Boycotts, sit-ins, obstructions, civil disobedience and other unconstitutional forms of protest are examined to see whether they necessarily lead to violence. The

Overview

This study focuses primarily on the nature of "direct action" in relation to contemporary movements, and considers the role of direct action methods in past campaigns for constitutional and social rights. Boycotts, sit-ins, obstructions, civil disobedience and other unconstitutional forms of protest are examined to see whether they necessarily lead to violence. The political conditions which encourage violence and the effects of various type of violent action are also discussed. The theoretical issues raised by direct action in a parliamentary system are also discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415555364
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/17/2009
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
0.62(w) x 0.92(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Meaning of direct action. 2. Direct Action in the Constitutional Tradition. 3. The Politics of Direct Action Campaigns. 4. Violence and Power. 5. Civil Disobedience and Constitutionalism 6. Direct action and liberal values. 7. Direct action and democracy. Conclusion.

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