Looking for an evaluation copy?
This title is not currently available for evaluation. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an evaluation copy. To register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing details of the course you are teaching.
America values dissent. It tolerates, encourages and protects it. But what is this thing we value? That is a question never asked. 'Dissent' is treated as a known fact. For all that has been said about it - in books, articles, judicial opinions, and popular culture - it is remarkable that no one has devoted much, if any, ink to explaining what dissent is. No one has attempted to sketch its philosophical, linguistic, legal or cultural meanings or usages. There is a need to develop some clarity about this phenomenon, for not every difference of opinion, symbolic gesture, public activity in opposition to government policy, incitement to direct action, revolutionary effort or political assassination need be tagged dissent. In essence, we have no conceptual yardstick. It is just that measure of meaning that On Dissent offers.Read more
- No other book examines the meaning of the concept of dissent - what it is and what it is not, which are the key characteristics of dissent and which are not
- Explains the difference between the concept of dissent and the forms of dissent that are constitutionally protected
- Features the insightful and provocative commentary of twenty-three distinguished persons whom the authors interviewed
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: July 2015
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107502680
- length: 200 pages
- dimensions: 178 x 127 x 11 mm
- weight: 0.18kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. From judicial dissent to peaceful protest
2. From civil to uncivil disobedience
3. The vagaries of violence
4. Dissent, inc.
5. Dissent and law's parameters.
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.comRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×