Obligations: Essays on Disobedience, War, and Citizenship / Edition 1

Obligations: Essays on Disobedience, War, and Citizenship / Edition 1

by Michael Walzer
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Obligations: Essays on Disobedience, War, and Citizenship / Edition 1

In this collection of essays, Michael Walzer discusses how obligations are incurred, sustained, and (sometimes) abandoned by citizens of the modern state and members of political parties and movements as they respond to and participate in the most crucial and controversial aspects of citizenship: resistance, dissent, civil disobedience, war, and revolution. Walzer approaches these issues with insight and historical perspective, exhibiting an extraordinary understanding for rebels, radicals, and rational revolutionaries. The reader will not always agree with Walzer but he cannot help being stimulated, excited, challenged, and moved to thoughtful analysis.

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ISBN-13: 9780674630253
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 05/15/1982
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Disobedience

    • 1. The Obligation to Disobey
    • 2. Civil Disobedience and Corporate Authority
    • 3. The Obligations of Oppressed Minorities
    • Appendix: On the Responsibility of Intellectuals

  • Part 2: War

    • 4. The Obligation to Die for the State
    • 5. Political Alienation and Military Service
    • 6. Conscientious Objection
    • 7. Prisoners of War: Does the Fight Continue After the Battle?

  • Part 3: Citizenship

    • 8. The Obligation to Live for the State
    • 9. Political Solidarity and Personal Honor
    • 10. The Problem of Citizenship Appendix: Three Kinds of Citizenship
    • 11. A Day in the Life of a Socialist Citizen

  • Index

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