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Can anyone provide details upon the Anarchist theory?

Can anyone also tell me specific countries or cities in countries where the theory is big? thanks
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Origination of the ideal came, in some part, from ethical socialism. The main figures of 19th century were Bakunin, Kropotkin and Proudhon.
Anarchists as a whole believe in certain core concepts:
  1. Anti-statism: opposition to the state
  2. Natural order: A belief that humanity can be organised harmoniously (this is generally heavily criticised)
  3. Free thinking: Opposition to religion and ideas like consumerism that force conformity.
  4. Finally they believe in a free economy, but this is where the movement is split between collectivist anarchists and individualist. The names being self explanatory.


Anarchism was particularly strong, in the 19th and early 20th century, in countries where there was a clear connection between church and state. Countries like Spain, France and Latin America.
Anarchism was most successful in Spain, during the civil war anarchists gained a lot of support and the main trade union, the CNT, supported the anarchists. There is a small commune currently in existence in Spain, in Andalusia called Marinaleda.
If you want me to expand upon any of the core concepts further let me know.
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Origination of the ideal came, in some part, from ethical socialism. The main figures of 19th century were Bakunin, Kropotkin and Proudhon.
Anarchists as a whole believe in certain core concepts:
  1. Anti-statism: opposition to the state
  2. Natural order: A belief that humanity can be organised harmoniously (this is generally heavily criticised)
  3. Free thinking: Opposition to religion and ideas like consumerism that force conformity.
  4. Finally they believe in a free economy, but this is where the movement is split between collectivist anarchists and individualist. The names being self explanatory.


Anarchism was particularly strong, in the 19th and early 20th century, in countries where there was a clear connection between church and state. Countries like Spain, France and Latin America.
Anarchism was most successful in Spain, during the civil war anarchists gained a lot of support and the main trade union, the CNT, supported the anarchists. There is a small commune currently in existence in Spain, in Andalusia called Marinaleda.
If you want me to expand upon any of the core concepts further let me know.
Thanks so is there necessary for such as police etc, army etc?
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Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction by Colin Ward might be helpful.
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Political Ideologies An Introduction by Andrew Heywood my be useful. im reading it myself at the moment (though not on Anarchism yet)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Political-Ideologies-Introduction-Andrew-Heywood/dp/0230367259/ref=dp_ob_title_bk
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Or just ask modern scholar


This is a good book if you want to look into what the anarcho syndicalists were promoting

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anarcho-synd...ho+syndicalism
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Thanks guys!!
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Thanks so is there necessary for such as police etc, army etc?
Anarchists would view the army and police as a coercive force of the state, it ties into anti-statism, and they would oppose the existence of the army and the police. I'm going to have to explain other aspects before I go into detail.
Kropotkin argued for what are called small-scale autonomous communes, anarchists believe that society should be organised into small villages or towns (communes) that are self sufficient and would trade with one another on a mutually beneficial basis.
Now in regards to law, the idea is that rejection of consumerism and the state would allow individuals to develop and would see that there is no need to commit crime. It bears similarity to the socialist argument that if you have greater equality society will become harmonious. Anarchists due argue for some punishments, the most severe being exile from the commune.
Most of the best books for you to look at have been suggested. Noam Chomsky is a well regarded American collectivist anarchist, he is a fervent supporter of the Occupy movement. His books are quite short reading, I read his book 'Occupy' on the bus home one day.
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Political Ideologies An Introduction by Andrew Heywood my be useful. im reading it myself at the moment (though not on Anarchism yet)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Political-Ideologies-Introduction-Andrew-Heywood/dp/0230367259/ref=dp_ob_title_bk
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1607964813/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UT F8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creat iveASIN=1607964813&linkCode=as2 - The Anarchist Cookbook. What is this about?
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I've been told it's illegal to own in this country because it contains information on how to create explosives and instigates terrorism. Don't hold me to that though I could be wrong.
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I've been told it's illegal to own in this country because it contains information on how to create explosives and instigates terrorism. Don't hold me to that though I could be wrong.
True.

Terrorism Act 2000 has a section which prohibits any material that incites terrorism, and could be used in connection for the purposes of terrorism.

it's a very onerous statute indeed.
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never heard about it before. however it seems other users have.
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I hope i don't get stuck in Guantanamo for linking to it
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