Anarchist Studies Network

A PSA Specialist Group for the Study of Anarchism.

Announcements

ASN members secure £250k research grant from the ESRC. See here

Rowman & Littlefield Int publish two book series by ASN members Saul Newman and Ruth Kinna

Anarchism and IR

Proudhon was not only the first, but to date stands as the only anarchist to have offered a comprehensive theory of international politics:

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, La Guerre et la Paix, Recherches sur la Principe et la Constitution du Droit Des Gens. (II vols.) Nouvelle ed (Antony: Editions Tops, 1998).

This work was followed by his statement on federalism which he saw as the only way of reconciling liberty with authority, and by so doing provide a foundation for world peace. See:

P. J. Proudhon, The Principle of Federation Translated by Richard Vernon, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1979).

There are very few commentaries on Proudhon's theory of international politics, and only one in English

Madeleine Amoudruz, Proudhon et l'Europe. Les Ideés de Proudhon en Politique Étrangère (Paris: Éditions Domat Montchrestien, 1945).

Aaron Noland, 'Proudhon's Sociology of War'. The American Journal of Economics and Sociology 29, no. 3 (1970): 289-304.

Jules L. Puech, 'Proudhon et la Guerre', in Proudhon et Notre Temps, ed. Célestin Bouglé (Paris: Editions & Librairie, 1920), 203-38.

but there's quite a bit on Proudhon's potential to contribute to contemporary debates in European integration and federalism. See for example:

Ioan Bowen Rees, 'Ffedraliaeth Proudhon Ac Ewrop Heddiw', in Cymuned a Chenedl: Ysgrifau Ar Ymreolaeth, ed. Ioan Bowen Rees (Llandysul: Gomer, 1993), 145-83.

Dimitrios Karmis, 'Pourqoi Lire Proudhon Aujourd'hui? Le Fédéralisme Et Le Défi De La Solidarité Dans Les Sociétés Divisées'. Politique et Sociétés 21, no. 1 (2002): 43-65.

Yves Simon, 'A Note on Proudhon's Federalism', in Federalism as Grand Design: Political Philosophers and the Federal Principle, ed. Daniel J. Elazar (Lanham: University Press of America, 1987), 223-34.

Anarchy and Anarchism in IR

Chomsky, N. (2007). Hegemony or survival?: America's quest for global dominance. London, Penguin.

_. (2003). 'Commentary: Moral Truisms, Empirical Evidence and Foreign Policy.' Review of International Studies 29: 605-620.

_. (2002). American power and the new mandarins. New York, New Press; [London : I. B. Tauris, distributor]. (new edition)

Cudworth, E. and S. Hobden 'Anarchy and Anarchism: Towards a Theory of Complex International Systems.' Millennium - Journal of International Studies. 39(2): 399-416

Epstein, B. (2001). 'Anarchism and The Anti-Globalisation Movement' Monthly Review 53(4): 1-14.

Falk, R. (1978) 'Anarchism and World Order'. Nomos XIX: Anarchism. J. R. Pennock and J. Chapman. New York, New York University Press: 63-87.

_, (2010). 'Anarchism without ‘Anarchism’: Searching for Progressive Politics in the Early 21st Century.' Millennium - Journal of International Studies 39(2): 381-398.

Goodwin, A. (2010). 'Evolution and Anarchism in International Relations: The Challenge of Kropotkin’s Biological Ontology.' Millennium - Journal of International Studies 39(2): 417-437.

Graeber, D. (2002). 'The New Anarchists.' New Left Review 13: 61-73.

Herring, E. and P. Robinson, (2003). 'Too Polemical or too Critical? Chomsky on the study of news media and US foreign policy.' Review of International Studies 29: 553-568.

Laffey, M. (2003). 'Discerning the Patterns of World Order: Noam Chomsky and International Theory after the Cold War.' Review of International Studies 29(4): 587-604.

Maeckelbergh, M. (2009). The will of the many: how the alterglobalisation movement is changing the face of democracy. London, Pluto Press.

Murray, D. (2010). 'Democratic Insurrection: Constructing the Common in Global Resistance.' Millennium - Journal of International Studies 39(2): 461-482.

Notes from Nowhere Collective, (2003). We are everywhere: the irresistible rise of global anticapitalism. London, Verso.

Osborn, R. (2009). 'Noam Chomsky and the Realist Tradition.' Review of International Studies 35(2): 351-370.

Prichard, A. (Forthcoming). 'What can the absence of anarchism tell us about the history and purpose of IR theory?' Review of International Studies. (Available at the Review of International Studies website on First View).

---, (2010) 'David Held is an Anarchist. Discuss.' Millennium - Journal of International Studies 39(2): 439-459.

---, (2010) 'Deepening Anarchism: International Relations and the Anarchist Ideal.' Anarchist Studies 18(2): 29-57. Available here

---, (2007). 'Justice, Order and Anarchy: The International Political Theory of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865).' Millennium: Journal of International Studies 35(3): 623-645.

Rossdale, C. (2010). 'Anarchy is What Anarchists Make of it: Reclaiming the Concept of Agency in IR and Security Studies.' Millennium - Journal of International Studies 39(2): 483-501.

Stokes, D. (2003). 'Why the end of the Cold War doesn't matter: the US war of terror in Colombia.' Review of International Studies 29(04): 569-585.

Turner, S. (1998). 'Global Civil Society, Anarchy and Governance: Assessing an Emerging Paradigm.' Journal of Peace Research 35(1): 25-42.

Weiss, T. G. (1975). 'The Tradition of Philosophical Anarchism and Future Directions in World Policy.' Journal of Peace Research 12(1): 1-17.