Hierarchic democracy and the necessity of mass civil disobedience
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Published by South Place Ethical Society in London .
Written in English


  • Political ethics.,
  • Democracy.,
  • Civil disobedience.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementTed Honderich ; introduction by Robin Blackburn.
SeriesConway Memorial Lecture -- 69
ContributionsSouth Place Ethical Society.
The Physical Object
Pagination24 p. ;
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18919117M
ISBN 100902368184

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  A further chapter considers hierarchic democracy - the democracy we have as distinct from the democracy we think we have - and the necessity of mass civil disobedience. The book ends with an essay that adds to the thinking of After the Terror, particularly on the moral right of the Palestinians to their : Ted Honderich. Delivered at Conway Hall 8 December Chaired by Professor Robin Blackburn and presented by Professor Ted Honderich. Further, constructive and effective opposition to hierarchic democracy should take the form of mass civil disobedience and non-co-operation. Past examples of this include the civil rights and anti-war protests of the s and the recent demonstrations in Eastern Europe which helped bring down the Communist regimes. Hierarchic democracy and the necessity of mass civil disobedience. By T Honderich and London (United Kingdom) South Place Ethical Society. Abstract. SIGLEGBUnited Kingdo Topics: 05J - Political science, public administration. Year: OAI identifier: .

Democracy and Civil Disobedience ize for collective bargaining, racial equality, sexual equality, and universal peacethroughrenunciation ofwar. Ultimately,therefore, an act of civil disobedience depends for its justification prin-cipallyonthevalue of thecauseit serves. In the employof a good cause, civil, disobedience may. well be justified.   We the people have the collective power to match the sustained acts of civil disobedience in Hong Kong, Russia, Algeria, London and Glasgow. It is time to demand dignity, equality and justice for all. The classic treatise on this topic is Henry David Thoreau's "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience," which states that when a person's conscience and the laws clash, .   Resolved: In a democracy, civil disobedience is an appropriate weapon in the fight for justice.. That one qualification really gets in the way of some arguments doesn’t it? Because when you have lay judges in front of you they’ll be thinking democracy as in the United States and although it has happened in the past, the US of today doesn’t do anything close to what foreign regimes do or.

Chapter Seven Hierarchic Democracy and the Necessity of Mass Civil Disobedience and Non-Co-operation (pp. ) A large majority of our politician-moralists give the appearance of believing they are on firm ground when they take our democracy as a premise for conclusions of one kind and another. This book has been cited by the following publications. Honderich, T. Hierarchic Democracy and the Necessity of Mass Civil Disobedience Conway Memorial Lecture London Aldgate Press Hunt, A. Raz, J. Civil Disobedience Bedau, H. A. Civil Disobedience in Focus London Routledge 1 Dickinson, John, “ A Working Theory of Sovereignty ”, Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 43, pp. 32 – 63, at p. 50 (Mar., ).Taken by itself, the argument of the Crito (50–51) does, I think, support Dickinson's interpretation. But there are strong grounds for holding a contrary view of what Socrates actually believed. It is clearly the teaching of the Apology (and other Socratic. Honderich, E., Hierarchic Democracy and the Necessity of Mass Civil Disobedience, 69th Conway Memorial Lecture (London: South Place Ethical Society, ). Google Scholar Keyser, C., ‘Compromise in Defense of Earth First!