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Anarchist Ambivalence: politics and violence in the thought of Bakunin, Tolstoy and Kropotkin

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The question of violence is invariably a matter of controversy and dispute for anarchists.[Pauli 2015: 142; Gelderloos 2007, 2015; Graeber 2009:222-228; Miller 1984: 109-123] Anarchist means should prefigure their political and ethical ends - and anarchy will be non-coercive. [Miller 1984:109; Graeber 2009:222] Reception of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865) often focused on his aversion to violent revolution, appropriating him into the category of 'utopian' thinkers, in contrast to Marxi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Politics and Int Relations
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European Journal of Political Theory Journal website
EISSN:
1741-2730
ISSN:
1474-8851
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580803
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