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Widerstand und ziviler Ungehorsam im demokratischen Rechtsstaat

Author: Heinz Kleger

In: Enzemann , Birgit, ed., Handbuch Politische Gewalt., pp. 163-203

The author stresses that a democratic state based on the rule of law provides a rigorous normative order, which guarantees basic civil and human rights for each citizen, whilst also allowing for democratic government. Therefore, resistance and civil disobedience are always caught in a conflict between social (and political) rules and individual rights.