Friday, February 16
Ostrom Workshop, 513 N Park
In his new book, William Scheuerman systematically analyzes the most important interpretations of civil disobedience. Drawing out the striking differences separating religious, liberal, radical democratic, and anarchist views, he nonetheless shows that core commonalities remain. Against those who water down the idea of civil disobedience or view it as obsolescent, Scheuerman tries to salvage its central elements. The concept of civil disobedience, he argues, remains a pivotal tool for anyone hoping to bring about political and social change.
Scheuerman’s book (Polity Press, 2018) will be critically discussed by Maeve Cooke (University of Dublin, Ireland) and Jeffrey Isaac (Indiana University). Prof. Scheuerman will then respond.