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The Politics of Postanarchism
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The Politics of Postanarchism

Saul Newman

Abstract

What is the relevance of anarchist thought for politics and political theory today? While many have dismissed anarchism in the past, the author of this book contends that its heretical critique of authority, and its insistence on full equality and liberty, places it at the forefront of the radical political imagination today. With the unprecedented expansion of state power in the name of security, the current ‘crisis of capitalism’ and the terminal decline of Marxist and social democratic projects, it is time to reconsider anarchism as a form of politics. The book seeks to renew anarchist thou ... More

Keywords: anarchist thought, crisis of capitalism, political theory, anarchism, authority, full equality, liberty, postanarchism, state power, security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748634958
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634958.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Saul Newman, author