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Very Short Introductions #116: Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction

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What do anarchists want? It seems easier to classify them by what they don't want, namely, the organizations of the State, and to identify them with rioting and protest rather than with any coherent ideology. But with demonstrations like those against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund being blamed on anarchists, it is clear that an explanation of what they do stand for is long overdue.

Colin Ward provides answers to these questions by considering anarchism from a variety of perspectives: theoretical, historical, and international, and by exploring key anarchist thinkers, from Kropotkin to Chomsky. He looks critically at anarchism by evaluating key ideas within it, such as its blanket opposition to incarceration, and policy of "no compromise" with the apparatus of political decision-making. Can anarchy ever function effectively as a political force? Is it more "organized" and "reasonable" than is currently perceived? Whatever the politics of the reader, Ward's argument ensures that anarchism will be much better understood after experiencing this book.

Synopsis:

Colin Ward explains what anarchism means and who anarchists are in this illuminating and accessible introduction to the subject.

About the Author

Colin Ward is former editor of Anarchy. He has published many books, articles, and pamphlets, including Child in the City, Anarchy in Action, and Goodnight Campers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192804778
Author:
WARD, COLIN
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Colin
Location:
N
Subject:
History
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
History & Theory - Radical Thought
Subject:
Anarchism
Subject:
Politics | Political Theory | Modern Political Thought
Subject:
Anarchism -- History.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Series:
VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION
Series Volume:
116
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 halftones, 1 line illus.
Pages:
126
Dimensions:
178 X 111 in.

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