3 edition of Political dissent found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||edited by Derek Malone-France|
|LC Classifications||JC328.3 .P65 2012|
|The Physical Object|
|ISBN 10||9780739127773, 9780739172841|
|LC Control Number||2011040223|
Since it was no longer self-evident that "better men" meant "better government," critics of democracy sought new arguments to explain the relationship among politics, ethics, and morality. In the case of the FBI's investigation of the black nationalist movement, agents were instructed to "prevent groups and leaders from gaining 'respectability' by discrediting them" and "prevent the rise of a 'messiah,"' such as Dr. Map of freedom in the world. Through Ober's re-creation of an ancient intellectual milieu, early Western political thought emerges not just as a "footnote to Plato," but as a dissident commentary on the first Western democracy. Jeffrey Selinger argues persuasively that parties took on greater legitimacy as they came to be perceived as less of a threat of domestic violence or division—indeed, that developing the capacity to stop the threat of partisan violence was itself a developmental project. The defining feature of representative democracy is voting in elections.
United States, reversed the convictions of Communist Party leaders under the Smith Act by drawing a distinction between "advocacy of abstract doctrine and advocacy directed at promoting unlawful action. Open debate that invites the vigorous presentation of opposing viewpoints both enriches our understanding of the problems we face and challenges us to find innovative solutions. Sometimes they do rebel, and if the rebellion becomes sufficiently massive and widespread, a revolution occurs. Lyon and the other Republicans who had been outspoken critics of the Federalists became popular heroes and, inThomas Jefferson, a Republican, wrested the presidency from Adams. And if you're from Arkansas, drop us a line at sevenstories sevenstories.
Third, it has restricted access to government information, which has stymied the press, the public, and even Congress in their efforts to hold the executive accountable for its actions. If there is any fixed star in our constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion Inhowever, with its decision in Yates, the Supreme Court tentatively asserted itself as a check on the excesses of the political branches. According to a memo written by J. How did party competition become a regular and "normal" feature of the American political landscape?
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The Bush administration has done violence to these cherished traditions by challenging not simply the ideas but the patriotism of its critics. In a time marked by a deepening crisis of democracy, the book argues dissent is increasingly valuable.
Originally published in as an act of public resistance against unjust laws and government authority, Thoreau advocates for breaking the law if the law is unjust — and I am just so down with that right now. For Plato and Kant, dissent was important for promoting either the capacity of individuals to examine their lives in relation to others or a collective capacity for public reasoning.
On a substantive level, the due process clause protects us against government action "that 'shocks the conscience' or interferes with rights 'implicit in the concept of ordered liberty.
Accordingly we briefly review the major political systems in the world today. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
Political repression in modern America from to Rev. Once made, these decisions are certain to carry long-lasting repercussions extending far beyond the geographical confines of the United States. Chicago, explained J that "a function of free speech under our system of government is to invite dispute," and that speech "may indeed best serve its high purposes when it induces a condition of unrest, creates dissatisfaction with conditions as they are, or even stirs people to anger.
Here are 12 titles to add to your civil disobedience reading list. Selinger teaches government at Bowdoin College. Government a The group of persons who direct the political affairs of a state; and b the type of rule by which a state is run.
Blurring the line between ideology and terrorism Section of the act creates a federal crime of "domestic terrorism" that broadly extends to "acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws" if they "appear to be intended Through Ober's re-creation of an ancient intellectual milieu, early Western political thought emerges not just as a "footnote to Plato," but as a dissident commentary on the first Western democracy.
In the words of Justice Robert Jackson: [F]reedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much. Research and analytics cookies These cookies help us understand user behavior within our services. Inin Scales v. Finer, S. See Article History Dissent, an unwillingness to cooperate with an established source of authority, which can be social, cultural, or governmental.This challenging new book series explores the way governments since 9/11 from across the political spectrum intensified their efforts to criminalize both traditional and new forms of digital political dissent.
The series will features major contributions from the social sciences, law and legal studies, media studies and philosophy to document. Political Dissent in Democratic Athens: Intellectual Critics of Popular Rule. Josiah Ober. How and why did the Western tradition of political theorizing arise in Athens during the late fifth and fourth centuries B.C.?
By interweaving intellectual history with political philosophy. Foreword by Howard Zinn. In her groundbreaking new book, Silencing Political Dissent, constitutional expert Nancy Chang examines how the Bush administration's fight against terrorism resulted in a disturbing erosion of First Amendment rights and increase of executive power.
Chang's compelling analysis begins with a historical review of political repression and intolerance of dissent in America. Nov 13, · Political Dissent.
Florida County Rejects Library’s New York Times Subscription Over Political Viewpoint. News. National Coalition Against Censorship partnered with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund to release a new comic book to help protect students' rights.
Read More. Smiling Slovenia's collection of articles and essays on Slovenia's current political scene boldly declares its dissenting view from the political mainstream beginning with a declaration of a dozen prominent intellectuals presenting their views of Slovenia's political situation.
Topics range from recent Slovenian history, Slovenia's role in the breakup of Yugoslavia, foreign policies, including. Get this from a library! Popular opinion and political dissent in the Third Reich, Bavaria [Ian Kershaw] -- See especially ch. 6 (p. ), "Reactions to the Persecution of the Jews", and ch.
9 (p. ), "Popular Opinion and the Extermination of the Jews", as .