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Hannah Arendt: Ein Zuhause fuer den zivilen Ungehorsam

Author: Wolfgang Heuer

In: INDES- Zeitschrift fuer Politik und Gesellschaft, No 4, 2017, pp. 66-76

Hannah  Arendt presented her ideas about civil disobedience at a symposium of the New York Bar Association in 1970, and posed as the central question whether the law was dead.  This article explains Arendt's 'republican' philosophy and distinguishes it from the liberal approaches of  Rawls and Habermas, and from democrats like Etienne Balibar, before discussing in some detail Arendt's work On Revolution.