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Direct action and liberal democracy.

New York, Harper and Row [1973] .
ISBN 9780061361296, 0061361291

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
WRLC Shared Collections Facility
JC 328.3 .C28 1974 Off-site
LIB stacks
HM278 .C353 Available Request
Lauinger stacks
HM278 .C353 Available Request
Subjects Democratie.
Direct action.
Government, Resistance to.
Description vii, 169 pages 23 cm
Copyright Date [1973]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-162).
Contents pt. 1. The meaning of direct action -- Anarcho-syndicalism -- Gandhian non-violent action -- Peace movement -- The guerrilla image -- Student protest -- The politics of the counter-culture -- Popular direct action -- Nature of direct action -- part 2. Direct action in the constitutional tradition -- Wilkes and liberty -- Trade unions -- Anti-war movement -- Direct action and constitutional rights today -- Relevance of the past -- part 3. The politics of direct action campaigns -- The Suffragettes -- Stop the Tour campaign -- Direct action against the bomb -- From civil rights to Black Power -- Vietnam and student militance -- part 4. Violence and power -- The evolution away from violence -- The role of riots -- Substuting violence for power -- Guerrilla tactics -- The problems of 'self-defence' -- The disadvantages of non-violence -- The image of passivity -- The role of government -- part 5. Civil disobedience and constitutionalism -- The constitutional arguments for disobedience -- 'Civil disobedience' versus 'resistance' -- the demands of realism -- part 6. Direct action and liberal values -- The erosion of civil liberties -- The ineffectiveness of political freedoms -- The implications of 'confrontation' -- Tolerance and rationalism -- Direct action and democracy -- Pluralism and 'mass behaviour' -- The role of compromise -- Direct democracy -- Irresponsible government -- Minority rights and the majority will.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)827809
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WorldCat Identities Carter, April, 1937-
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