Civil disobedience occurs when a person refuses to obey a law or policy he or she believes to be unjust. Theoretically, there are three basic types of civil disobedience; in practice, the three types overlap somewhat. Integrity-based civil disobedience involves citizens engaging in protest against a law or policy they feel is immoral. Justice-based civil disobedience involves the disobeying of laws to obtain a denied right. Policy-based civil disobedience involves breaking the law in order to change a policy a citizen believes to be ...

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