Civil Disobedience: Theory and Practice
Christian Bay & Charles C. Walker

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Civil Disobedience: Theory and Practice

Christian Bay & Charles C. Walker

 

Civil disobedience or direct action is examined for its political, social and moral foundations as well as its practical application.

Christian Bay, who is a professor of political science at the University of Toronto, examines some theoretical roots of civil disobedience in relationship to established theories of liberal democracy. The theory of John Locke and the 'sanctity of the rule of law', and the value of freedom are given a close scruitny. Prof. Bay concludes that the kind of challenge civil disobedience presents society has a profound democratizing and educational effect on us.

Charles Walker has worked in India for many years with the peace and human rights movements. He contributes to this book a practical step by step organising manual on how creative civil disobedience can be undertaken. Having seen successful direct action at work in many situations, he outlines all the necessary preconditions that should be followed.

This handbook is a resource for everyone who is not determined to reinvent the wheel. - Fellowship

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