Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)

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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.

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
ISBN-10: 0192804774
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: December 30th, 2004
Pages: 126
Language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions