Avoiding crimes of obedience: A comparative study of the autobiographies of M. K. Gandhi, N. Mandela and M. L. King

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serval:BIB_730EBEAD8428
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Avoiding crimes of obedience: A comparative study of the autobiographies of M. K. Gandhi, N. Mandela and M. L. King
Journal
Peace & Conflict
Author(s)
Morselli D., Passini S.
Publication state
Published
Issued date
07/2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
16
Number
3
Pages
295-319
Language
english
Abstract
This research aims to provide a contribution towards understanding how and why certain people can display disobedience behaviors, to overcome unjust situations, and withstand persecutions deployed by authority. The paper presents a hermeneutic content analysis of the autobiographical speeches and texts of Gandhi, M. L. King and Mandela. Our results show that parents' value orientation, experience of injustice during childhood and exploration of alternative viewpoints during adolescence play a crucial role in structuring prosocial disobedience. Findings show also that social responsibility and ingroup communication are important conditions for facing persecutions without dropping original goals.
Keywords
Disobedience, authority, social responsibility
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14/09/2009 10:07
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20/08/2019 14:31
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