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School of Law

Andreas Marcou


PhD Student



Thesis Title

A Republican Justification of Civil Disobedience.

Summary of research

The aim of the project is to apply the republican ideal of non-domination, along with other republican principles, to the examination of civil disobedience. In doing so the concept of civil disobedience would be revisited and the position of it within a legal system will be traced. In addition, the circumstances in which civil disobedience would be ethically appropriate and politically justifiable will be revealed. Lastly, the connection of civil disobedience with a republican model of citizenship will also be examined.