Jon Mandle & David A. Reidy
Cambridge University Press
RAWLS DEFINES CONSCIENTIOUS refusal as “noncompliance with a more or less direct legal injunction or administrative order” (TJ 323). This contrasts with civil disobedience, which he deines as “a public, nonviolent, conscientious yet political act contrary to law usually done with the aim of bringing about a change in the law or policies of the government” (TJ 320). Conscientious refusal thus differs – or, strictly speaking, may differ – from civil disobedience in several ways (TJ 324–325).
The Cambridge Rawls Lexicon
(Jon Mandle & David A. Reidy ed.,
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