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On Political Obligation$
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Judith N. Shklar, Samantha Ashenden, and Andreas Hess

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780300214994

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300214994.001.0001

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Tyranny

Tyranny

Chapter:
(p.94) Lecture 8: Tyranny
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On Political Obligation
Author(s):

Judith N. Shklar

, Samantha Ashenden, Andreas Hess
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300214994.003.0009

In this chapter Shklar takes a closer look at competing forms of political obligation, reflecting on different interpretations of emerging Protestantism (Huguenot, Lutheran, Calvinist). The chapter discusses the possibility of action against tyrannical rule, examining the development of theories of systematic resistance against tyrannical rule—the duty and thus the right to disobey rulers who disobey the command of God.

Keywords:   Protestantism, Huguenot, Lutheran, Calvinist, liberty, tyranny, right to resist

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