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Civil disobedience as a form of emergency politics
by Jonathan White
About this EXP
Jonathan White, Deputy Head of the European Institute and Professor in Politics at the London School of Economics, examines civil disobedience.
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Key point 1
The story of 2020 can be seen as one of emergency politics and anti-emergency politics.
Key point 2
In many countries with populist leaders, there is a desire to frame choices as an extension of volition and to reject a politics of necessity.
Key point 3
The climate change crisis could give rise to an alternative emergency politics based in social movements.
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