Protest and Dissent

Protest and Dissent


NOMOS - American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy

Edited by Melissa Schwartzberg

Published by: NYU Press

304 pages, 5.50 x 8.25 in

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781479810512
  • Published: March 2020



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.