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Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Chris Rossdale


In the past 15 years, anti-militarist activists in the UK have auctioned off a tank outside an arms fair, superglued themselves to Lockheed Martin’s central London offices and stopped a battleship with a canoe. They have also challenged militarism on an everyday level in many other ways. This book tells the story of their resistance. It explores why anti-militarists take part in such actions, considers the politics of different tactics and examines the tensions and debates within the movement. Resisting Militarism draws on a range of critical theoretical traditions including anarchist, femini ... More

Keywords: Militarism, Anti-militarism, Resistance, Arms trade, Activism, Direct action, Prefiguration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474443036
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Rossdale, author
London School of Economics and Political Science