Problem

Disobedience


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Brokenness
Contumaciousness
Defiance
Disobedience
Disregard
Extremism
Indocility
Inobservance
Insubordination
Intractability
Lawlessness
Nonadherence
Nonconformity
Nonobservance
Obstinacy
Offence
Passivity
Recalcitrance
Revolution
Sedition
Servility
Stubbornness
Subjection
Traitorousness
Transgression
Trespass
Unruliness
Violation
Willfulness
Nature:

Civil disobedience is the active, professed refusal of a citizen to obey certain laws, demands, orders or commands of a government or occupying international power. Civil disobedience is sometimes defined as having to be nonviolent to be called civil disobedience. Civil disobedience is sometimes, therefore, equated with nonviolent resistance.

Although civil disobedience is considered to be an expression of contempt for law, Martin Luther King Jr. regarded civil disobedience to be a display and practice of reverence for law; for as "Any man who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail in order to arouse the conscience of the community on the injustice of the law is at that moment expressing the very highest respect for law."

Problem Type:
B: Basic universal problems
Subject(s):
CrimeMaltreatmentQuality unificationEspionage, subversionReligionRevolutionLaw BehaviourChange
Date of last update
17.06.2018 – 08:33 CEST