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The Drum Major Instinct: Martin Luther King, Jr's Theory of Political Service

Rose, Justin
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Rose, Justin
Advisor
Balfour, Katharine
Abstract
In this project I explicate Martin Luther King, Jr’s theory of political service. King’s theory of political service, I argue, was composed of the following three central components: First, it requires the cultivation of an ethos of care and concern for others. Second, it is a moral responsibility that requires all members of society to work collectively toward combating structures of injustice rather than private and supererogatory acts undertaken by individuals. Finally, marginalized peoples’ struggles against injustice are considered an essential aspect of service, thereby empowering the oppressed.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Politics, PHD (Doctor of Philosophy), 2014
Published Date
2014-04-25
Degree
PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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