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ISBN: 9781771131063-03

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The Democratic Standard


This chapter proposes a democratic standard of sound militancy by asking why some militant actions are seen as acceptable in advancing a just cause while other similar actions are not. This requires the development of a normative conception of what militancy is like when it is done well.


Stephen D'Arcy

Stephen D’Arcy is an associate professor of philosophy at Huron University College, Western University. A long-time social activist and protest organizer, he teaches and writes about democratic theory and practical ethics.