Direct Action and Liberal Democracy (Routledge Library Editions:Political Science Volume 6)

Direct Action and Liberal Democracy (Routledge Library Editions:Political Science Volume 6)

by April Carter
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
‘Direct Action and Liberal Democracy is none the less thorough and perceptive for being very succinct.’ – The Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135027339
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
274 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >