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Burgerlike Ongehoorsaamheid

J. A. Heyns

Verbum et Ecclesia; Skrif en Kerk: Vol 12, No 1 (1991), 37-53. doi: 10.4102/ve.v12i1.1028

Submitted: 18 July 1991
Published:  18 July 1991


Civil Disobedience
For a twofold reason civil disobedience is currently a well known phenomenon not only in South Africa but also in different countries in the rest of the world. Firstly because it is practised by more people more frequently as a means of solving political problems, and secondly because more people are justifying it on theological grounds. After an attempt at a satisfactory definition an analysis is made of civil disobedience from a social ethical perspective. Certain fundamental aspects then come under scrutiny and the principal background for civil disobedience is supplied. Having given a short critical evaluation the article ends with some positive guideliness.

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