Dissenters, Radicals, Heretics and Blasphemers

Dissenters, Radicals, Heretics and Blasphemers

The Flame of Revolt That Shines Through English History

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Shows the historical importance of challenges to the state and powerful groups. Demonstrates how rights we take for granted have been acquired and set into Law over time thanks to the actions of committed men and women.A key historical text. A certain level of dissent, protest and open debate is a central part of UK History and democratic processes. Taking key events from both the past and modern times John Hostettler demonstrates how when legitimate avenues of challenge to the actions of the state or other powerful groups become closed to people then they are bound to assert their grievances in other sometimes less acceptable ways. His book also shows how a proud tradition of opposition in the face of abuse of power, repression, oppression or simply inertia of the part of the authorities has led to many positive changes. Sometimes these quite legitimate outcomes might not have been achieved but for the actions of the few, those who were prepared to stand out against such things as injustice, inequality, corruption, abuse and state-sponsored oppression. John Hostettler also demonstrates how at different times in British History the state has reacted in different ways to ‘trouble causers’, including in some instances by the use of extreme forms of violence, censorship, Law and punishments. From questionable incidents of the past to the sometimes dubious workings of modern-day governance, John Hostettler provides a first-rate assessment of such key matters as proportionality, citizens’ rights, tolerance/intolerance, democratic processes and the protections forged over the years. He also shows how the Law itself has developed even if this has sometimes quelled the opportunities to oppose vested interests or wealth and power. Waterside Press congratulates John Hostettler on his 21t book written to the same fine standard as all his other works. A must for legal and social historians.
Shows the historical importance of challenges to the state and powerful groups. Demonstrates how rights we take for granted have been acquired and set into Law over time thanks to the actions of committed men and women.

Publisher: Sherfield on Loddon, Hook, Hampshire, England : Waterside Press ; Portland, Or. : International Specialized Book Services, North American distributor, ©2012
ISBN: 9781908162076
1908162074
1904380824
9781904380825
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 280 pages)

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