9780674630253

Obligations

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  • ISBN13:

    9780674630253

  • ISBN10:

    0674630254

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1982-05-15
  • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
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Summary

In this collection of essays, Michael Walzer discusses how obligations are incurred, sustained, and (sometimes) abandoned by citizens of the modern state and members of political parties and movements as they respond to and participate in the most crucial and controversial aspects of citizenship: resistance, dissent, civil disobedience, war, and revolution. Walzer approaches these issues with insight and historical perspective, exhibiting an extraordinary understanding for rebels, radicals, and rational revolutionaries. The reader will not always agree with Walzer but he cannot help being stimulated, excited, challenged, and moved to thoughtful analysis.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Disobedience
The Obligation to Disobey
Civil Disobedience and Corporate Authority
The Obligations of Oppressed Minorities Appendix: On the Responsibility of Intellectuals
War
The Obligation to Die for the State
Political Alienation and Military Service
Conscientious Objection
Prisoners of War: Does the Fight Continue After the Battle?
Citizenship
The Obligation to Live for the State
Political Solidarity and Personal Honor
The Problem of Citizenship Appendix: Three Kinds of Citizenship
A Day in the Life of a Socialist Citizen
Index
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