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dc.contributor.advisorChrisman, Matthewen
dc.contributor.authorFitzmaurice, Josephen
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-02T09:48:27Z
dc.date.available2019-07-02T09:48:27Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/35660
dc.description.abstractDiscussion of civil disobedience is dominated by the position that for civil disobedience to be permissible it must be nonviolent. I have provided an argument for the justification of violence in acts of civil disobedience. In order to make this argument I forward an assessment of what I believe successful acts of civil disobedience should do. Following this I give an analysis of violence, highlighting the variety of acts falling under this concept. From this analysis I argue that violence can be physical, psychological or targeting property. As well as this violence can be measured along two dimensions: severity and proportionality. Such an analysis of violence is lacking in much of the anti-violent civil disobedience literature. My defence begins by responding to the two main positions against violent acts of civil disobedience. I identify these arguments as the moral and practical arguments against violent civil disobedience. I complete my argument for the permissibility of violent civil disobedience by arguing that each form of violence may be justified under specific circumstances. This is achieved through an application of the concept violence and by forwarding theoretical and actual examples of legitimate civil disobedience for destruction of property, coercion and self-defence.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.subjectCivil Disobedienceen
dc.subjectViolent Civil Disobedienceen
dc.titleViolence and civil disobedienceen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMastersen
dc.type.qualificationnameMSc Master of Scienceen


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