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When All Else Fails : the Ethics of Resistance to State Injustice.

Author: Jason Brennan
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2018.
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Why you have the right to resist unjust governmentThe 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.  Read more...
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Brennan, Jason.
When All Else Fails : The Ethics of Resistance to State Injustice.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Brennan
ISBN: 9780691183886 0691183880
OCLC Number: 1057687779
Description: 1 online resource (287 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface: Dangerous Philosophy; Chapter 1 Resistance: The Fourth Option; Chapter 2 Defensive Ethics: The General Framework; Chapter 3 The Government Authority Argument for Special Immunity; Chapter 4 Other General Arguments for Special Immunity; Chapter 5 Just Say No: The Ethics of Following Unjust Orders; Chapter 6 Lying with Intent to Sabotage; Chapter 7 Vigilante Justices: What Judges Should Do in Response to Unjust Law; Chapter 8 Must You Resist? Some Closing Thoughts; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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Why you have the right to resist unjust governmentThe 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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