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The Resource When all else fails : the ethics of resistance to state injustice, Jason Brennan

When all else fails : the ethics of resistance to state injustice, Jason Brennan

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When all else fails : the ethics of resistance to state injustice
Title
When all else fails
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the ethics of resistance to state injustice
Statement of responsibility
Jason Brennan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The economist Albert O. Hirschman famously argued that citizens of democracies have only three possible responses to injustice or wrongdoing by their government: we may leave, complain, or comply. But in When All Else Fails, Jason Brennan argues that there is fourth option. When governments violate our rights, we may resist. We may even have a moral duty to do so. For centuries, almost everyone has believed that we must allow the government and its representatives to act without interference, no matter how they behave. We may complain, protest, sue, or vote officials out, but we can't fight back. But Brennan makes the case that we have no duty to allow the state or its agents to commit injustice. We have every right to react with acts of "uncivil disobedience." We may resist arrest for violation of unjust laws. We may disobey orders, sabotage government property, or reveal classified information. We may deceive ignorant, irrational, or malicious voters. We may even use force in self-defense or to defend others. The result is a provocative challenge to long-held beliefs about how citizens may respond when government officials behave unjustly or abuse their power. --
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1979-
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Brennan, Jason
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Justice
  • Passive resistance
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Human rights
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When all else fails : the ethics of resistance to state injustice, Jason Brennan
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1080605955
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 269 pages
Isbn
9780691181714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)1080605955
Label
When all else fails : the ethics of resistance to state injustice, Jason Brennan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1080605955
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 269 pages
Isbn
9780691181714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1080605955

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