Languages of the Unheard: Why Militant Protest is Good for Democracy

Languages of the Unheard: Why Militant Protest is Good for Democracy

by Stephen D'Arcy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783601622
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication date: 04/03/2014
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Stephen D'Arcy is Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Huron University College, at Western University, Ontario, Canada, where he is a tenured Associate Professor. He teaches courses in moral and political philosophy, and publishes in the areas of democratic theory and practical ethics. His most recent articles include 'The Militant Protester as Model Citizen' (Peace Review), 'Strategy, Meta-strategy, and Anti-capitalist Activism' (Socialist Studies), and 'Is There Ever an Obligation to Commit Welfare Fraud?' (Journal of Value Inquiry). He is a long-time social activist and protest organizer: a co-founder and active member of Climate Justice London; a committed, regular participant in Occupy London Ontario; and an activist over many years in labour, anti-poverty, and other movements. He is a regular contributor to ZNet,, The Bullet and Relay magazine.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Militancy as a Civic Virtue

Part I: A Standard of Sound Militancy
1. The Militant's Vocation
2. The Liberal Objection
3. The Democratic Standard

Part II: Applications
4. Civil Disobedience
5. Disruptive Direct Action
6. Sabotage
7. The Black Bloc
8. Rioting
9. Armed Struggle

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