The Government of No One

The Government of No One The Theory and Practice of Anarchism - Pelican Books

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Synopsis

'The standard book on anarchism for the twenty-first century. Written with brio, quiet insight and clarity' Carl Levy

A magisterial study of the history and theory of one of the most controversial political movements

Anarchism routinely gets a bad press. It's usually seen as meaning chaos and disorder -- or even nothing at all. And yet, from Occupy Wall Street to Pussy Riot, Noam Chomsky to David Graeber, this philosophical and political movement is as relevant as ever. Contrary to popular perception, different strands of anarchism -- from individualism to collectivism -- do follow certain structures and a shared sense of purpose: a belief in freedom and working towards collective good without the interference of the state.

In this masterful, sympathetic account, political theorist Ruth Kinna traces the tumultuous history of anarchism, starting with thinkers and activists such as Peter Kropotkin and Emma Goldman and through key events like the Paris Commune and the Haymarket affair. Skilfully introducing us to the nuanced theories of anarchist groups from Russia to Japan to the United States, The Government of No One reveals what makes a supposedly chaotic movement particularly adaptable and effective over centuries -- and what we can learn from it.

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Pelican

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141984667
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Pelican
Pub date:
DEWEY: 335.83
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 8906
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 250g
Height: 112mm
Width: 180mm
Spine width: 29mm