Resistance to Legality

Posted: 14 Nov 2010

Date Written: December 2010


The contingency of legality creates opportunities for individuals and collective associations to oppose its norms and requirements. This article examines the context and dimensions of resistance or opposition to legality, why resistance occurs, the strategies and tactics used to conduct resistance, the outcomes of acts of resistance, and whether resistance is a meaningful social and political activity.

Suggested Citation

Brisbin, Richard A., Resistance to Legality (December 2010). Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 6, pp. 25-44, 2010, Available at SSRN: or

Richard A. Brisbin (Contact Author)

West Virginia University ( email )

PO Box 6025
Morgantown, WV 26506
United States

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