Postgraduate Research Student
A Republican Justification of Civil Disobedience
Summary of research
The aim of the project is to apply the republican ideal of non-domination, along with other republican principles, to the examination of civil disobedience. In doing so the concept of civil disobedience would be revisited and the position of it within a legal system will be traced. In addition, the circumstances in which civil disobedience would be ethically appropriate and politically justifiable will be revealed. Lastly, the connection of civil disobedience with a republican model of citizenship will also be examined.