Criminalizing Dissent

The book highlights the mix of fear and delusion in play when states privilege security to protect an imagined 'political order' from difference and disagreement.

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Author: Rob (RMIT University Watts, Australia)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367670615

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Page: 290

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While liberal-democratic states like America, Britain and Australia claim to value freedom of expression and the right to dissent, they have always actually criminalized dissent. This disposition has worsened since 9/11 and the 2008 Great Recession. This ground-breaking study shows that just as dissent involves far more than protest marches, so too liberal-democratic states have expanded the criminalization of dissent. Drawing on political and social theorists like Arendt, Bourdieu and Isin, the book offers a new way of thinking about politics, dissent and its criminalization relationally. Using case studies like the Occupy movement, selective refusal by Israeli soldiers, urban squatters, democratic education and violence by anti-Apartheid activists, the book highlights the many forms dissent takes along with the many ways liberal-democratic states criminalize it. The book highlights the mix of fear and delusion in play when states privilege security to protect an imagined 'political order' from difference and disagreement. The book makes a major contribution to political theory, legal studies and sociology. Linking legal, political and normative studies in new ways, Watts shows that ultimately liberal-democracies rely more on sovereignty and the capacity for coercion and declarations of legal 'states of exception' than on liberal-democratic principles. In a time marked by a deepening crisis of democracy, the book argues dissent is increasingly valuable.

Dissent and Cultural Resistance in Asia s Cities

The explicit vocalising of dissent by CSOswillbe seen asa challenge to the state and will onlyresult in severepunishment. Consequently, cooperation andengagement with the government allows CSOs to generate change neededfor migrant ...

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Author: Melissa Butcher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134007943

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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This book documents urban experiences of dissent and emergent resistance against disjunctive global and local capital, technology and labour flows that converge and intersect in some of Asia’s fastest growing cities. Rather than constructing occupants of the city as simply passive victims of globalisation or urbanisation, it presents ways in which people are using everyday strategies embedded in cultural practice to challenge dominant socio-economic and political forces impacting on urban space. Taking the city as a site of contestation and a stage where social conflicts are played out, the book highlights the connections between urban power and dissent; the nature and impact of resistance; how the spatiality and built environment of the city generates conflict and, conversely, how protagonists use the cityscape to stage their everyday and public dissent. The contributors explore the conditions, strategies, and outcomes of such dissent and forms of cultural resistance, and explore the following themes: the impact of urban development, gentrification and ghetto-isation; urban counter narratives and the re-imagining of city spaces; the role of grassroots activism and social movements; cultural resistance in the creation of neighbourhoods and communities; the impact of gender, class and the politics of identity on forms of dissent; the formation of transgressive spaces.

Reasons of Dissent by Dr Cook and others and answers thereto on the part of the Commission of the General Assembly relative to the decision of the Commission of 14th August 1839 on the reference from the Presbytery of Auchterarder

No such condition as that of implicit deference to the Civil Courts , enters into the system of that Establishment . It would be sinful in any Church to agree to an alliance with the State , if such a condition were insisted on ; and it ...

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Author: John COOK (Minister of St. Leonard's, St. Andrews.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019537997

Category: Church and state

Page: 28

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Toward a Philosophy of Protest

A text populated more with questions than authoritative answers, this book asks readers to think through particular impasses involving protest and the possibility of egalitarian, participatory politics, such as the risks taken and courage ...

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Author: Clayton Bohnet

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498596404

Category: Philosophy

Page: 215

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Towards a Philosophy of Protest: Dissent, State Power, and the Spectacle of Everyday Life is an inquiry into the nature of protest, legislative efforts at its criminalization, and the common good. Using the method of montage, Clayton Bohnet juxtaposes definitions, etymologies, journalism on contemporary events, philosophy, sociology, mainstream and social media content to illuminate rather than obscure the contradictions in our contemporary understanding of dissent and state power. By problematizing the identification of the good of a political community with the good of the economy, Bohnet develops a political ontology of a people who find their values subordinated to a good identified with the smooth flow of traffic, the forecasts of capital, and the predictability of everyday life. A text populated more with questions than authoritative answers, this book asks readers to think through particular impasses involving protest and the possibility of egalitarian, participatory politics, such as the risks taken and courage involved in a society that places the expression of political truths above the collective benefits of the well-tempered economy and the dangers of protesting, of dissent, in an era that refers to protesters as economic terrorists.

Democracy and Dissent in the Irish Free State

Analysis of the conflict between multiparty democratic norms and sweeping monolithic nationalist movements in the aftermath of the Irish revolution.

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Author: Jason Knirck

Publisher:

ISBN: 1526166275

Category: History

Page: 0

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An analysis of the conflict between multiparty democratic norms and sweeping monolithic nationalist movements in the aftermath of the Irish revolution.

Terrorism Security and Nationality

suppression of dissent, whether by state terrorism or otherwise. The suppression of dissent is not an activity, like war, directed against a hostile group whose presence in a territory wrongs the state by obstructing its administration ...

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Author: Paul Gilbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134873708

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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Terrorism, Security and Nationality shows how the ideas and techniques of political philosophy can be applied to the practical problems of terrorism, State violence and national identity. In doing so it clarifies a wide range of issues in applied political philosophy including ethics of war; theories of state and nation; the relationship between communities and nationalisms; human rightss and national security. Paul Gilbert identifies conflicting conceptiona of civil strife by different political communities and investigates notions of terrorism both as unjust war and as political crime. He concludes by considering the proper response of the State to political violence.

Dissent and the State

The essays in this collection explore the difficult challenges that face any government as it determines when to treat dissent - whether expressed in opinion or in action - as legitimate political behaviour or as an illegitimate threat to ...

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Author: C. E. S. Franks

Publisher: Oxford University Press Canada

ISBN: UOM:39015025161889

Category: Art

Page: 288

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The essays in this collection explore the difficult challenges that face any government as it determines when to treat dissent - whether expressed in opinion or in action - as legitimate political behaviour or as an illegitimate threat to individuals and society.

Caging Borders and Carceral States

omy, the privatized ideal of a weak state, and the determined fiscal austerity in the area of social goods” built up ... networks expressed hidden transcripts of dissent and sharply defined radical critiques against the encroachment of ...

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Author: Robert T. Chase

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469651255

Category: Social Science

Page: 441

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This volume considers the interconnection of racial oppression in the U.S. South and West, presenting thirteen case studies that explore the ways in which citizens and migrants alike have been caged, detained, deported, and incarcerated, and what these practices tell us about state building, converging and coercive legal powers, and national sovereignty. As these studies depict the institutional development and state scaffolding of overlapping carceral regimes, they also consider how prisoners and immigrants resisted such oppression and violence by drawing on the transnational politics of human rights and liberation, transcending the isolation of incarceration, detention, deportation and the boundaries of domestic law. Contributors: Dan Berger, Ethan Blue, George T. Diaz, David Hernandez, Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Pippa Holloway, Volker Janssen, Talitha L. LeFlouria, Heather McCarty, Douglas K. Miller, Vivien Miller, Donna Murch, and Keramet Ann Reiter.

The Congressional Globe

... a portion of the revenues of this nation to the emancipation of slaves in such of the States as would not dissent . ... assent or dissent , at the first session of their Legislature after the law was passed , and what Southern State ...

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Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210025353606

Category: Law

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The Suppression of Dissent

Using mechanism-based social-movement theory, this book explores a wide range of twentieth century episodes of contention, involving such groups as mid-century communists, the Black Panther Party, the American Indian Movement, and the ...

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Author: Jules Boykoff

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114506962

Category: Political Science

Page: 375

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Despite longstanding traditions of tolerance, inclusion, and democracy in the United States, dissident citizens and social movements have experienced significant and sustained - although often subtle and difficult-to observe - suppression in this country. Using mechanism-based social-movement theory, this book explores a wide range of twentieth century episodes of contention, involving such groups as mid-century communists, the Black Panther Party, the American Indian Movement, and the modern-day globalization movement.