Essays on the justification, strategy, and limits of mass protests and political dissent
In Protest and Dissent, the latest installment of the NOMOS series, distinguished scholars from the fields of political science, law, and philosophy provide a fresh, interdisciplinary perspective on the potential—and limits—of mass protest and disobedience in today’s age.
Featuring ten timely essays, the contributors address a number of contemporary movements, from Black Lives Matter and the Women’s March, to Occupy Wall Street and Standing Rock. Ultimately, this volume challenges us to re-imagine the boundaries between civil and uncivil disagreement, political reform and radical transformation, and democratic ends and means.
Protest and Dissent offers thought-provoking insights into a new era of political resistance.
Melissa Schwartzberg (Editor) Melissa Schwartzberg is Silver Professor of Politics at New York University. She is the author of Counting the Many: The Origins and Limits of Supermajority Rule and Democracy and Legal Change. Eric Beerbohm (Editor) Eric Beerbohm is Professor of Government and Director of the Edmund & Lily Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. He is the author of In Our Name: The Ethics of Democracy.
Nothing could be timelier than this collection.