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Title: Political theory and history: The case of anarchism
Authors: Adams, Matthew S.
Jun, Nathan J.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: ADAMS, M.S. and JUN, N.J., 2015. Political theory and history: The case of anarchism. Journal of Political Ideologies, 20(3), pp. 244-262.
Abstract: This essay critically examines one of the dominant tendencies in recent theoretical discussions of anarchism, postanarchism, and argues that this tradition fails to engage sufficiently with anarchism’s history. Through an examination of late 19th-century anarchist political thought—as represented by one of its foremost exponents, Peter Kropotkin—we demonstrate the extent to which postanarchism has tended to oversimplify and misrepresent the historical tradition of anarchism. The article concludes by arguing that all political-theoretical discussions of anarchism going forward should begin with a fresh appraisal of the actual content of anarchist political thought, based on a rigorous analysis of its political, social, and cultural history.
Description: This paper is in closed access until 25th May 2017.
Version: Accepted
DOI: 10.1080/13569317.2015.1075263
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22104
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13569317.2015.1075263
ISSN: 1469-9613
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