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 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.