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Protest and Dissent: NOMOS LXII

Melissa Schwartzberg


Protests abound in contemporary political life, including in the United States: One-fifth of Americans reported having participated in a political protest between early 2016 and early 2018. Protest and Dissent examines the justification, strategy, and limits of mass demonstrations and other forms of resistance, drawing, in the distinctive NOMOS fashion, from political science, philosophy, and law. Its linked chapters are informed by African American political thought, Gandhian nonviolence, the history of the Civil Rights Movement, and the dynamics of recent social movements. In the ten chapter ... More

Keywords: protest, dissent, civil disobedience, democracy, Black Lives Matter, Civil Rights Movement, injustice, race, strikes, resistance

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781479810512
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479810512.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melissa Schwartzberg, editor
New York University

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Melissa Schwartzberg

Part I Justifying Civil and Uncivil Disobedience

1 Uncivil Disobedience

Candice Delmas

2 Disobedience In Black

Juliet Hooker

Part II The Strategy of Political Protest

5 No Justice, No Peace

José Medina

6 Protest Fatigue

Richard Thompson Ford

7 “No Ways Tired”

Susan J. Brison

Part III The Democratic Significance of Protest and Dissent

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