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Civil Disobedience

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Civil disobedience - "an effort to bring about a change in the law or in government policy through the violation of a law that is claimed to be immoral, unconstitutional, or irreligious" (Churchill, 2014). 

From the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy on Civil Disobedience:

Why must civil disobedience be non-violent? Why must it be public, in the sense of forewarning authorities of the intended action, since publicity gives authorities an opportunity to interfere with the action? Why must people who engage in civil disobedience be willing to accept punishment?


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