Anarchist Studies Network

A PSA Specialist Group for the Study of Anarchism.


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


Before the professionalisation of academia the distinctions between disciplines were not clear. As such, much of the classical canon of anarchism can in many ways be seen to be crossing disciplines. The following is a rudimentary list of classic and contemporary statements of anarchist philosophy.

Bakunin, M. (1970). God and the State New York, Dover Publications.

Bookchin, Murray (1990) The Philosophy of Social Ecology. Essays on Dialectical Naturalism, Black Rose Books

Call, L. (2002). Postmodern anarchism. Lanham ; Oxford, Lexington.

Carter, A. (2000). Analytical Anarchism: Some Conceptual Foundations Political Theory 28(2): 230-253.

Clark, J. P. (1977). The philosophical anarchism of William Godwin Princeton ; Guildford, Princeton University Press.

Clark, S. (2007). Living without domination: the possibility of an anarchist utopia Aldershot, Ashgate.

Cohn, J. S. (2006). Anarchism and the crisis of representation: hermeneutics, aesthetics, politics. Selinsgrove,[Pa.], Susquehanna University Press.

Colson, D. (2001). Petit lexique philosophique de l'anarchisme: De Proudhon à Deluze. Paris, Librairie Général Française.

Critchley, S. (2007). Infinitely demanding: ethics of commitment, politics of resistance. London, Verso.

Day, R. J. F. (2005). Gramsci is dead: anarchist currents in the newest social movements. London, Pluto Press

Feyerabend, P. (1975). Against Method: Outline of an anarchistic theory of knowledge. London, NLB.

Franks, B. (2006). Rebel alliances: the means and ends of contemporary British anarchisms. Edinburgh, AK.

Koch, A. M. (1993). Poststructuralism and the Epistemological Basis of Anarchism. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 23(3): 327-351.

May, T. (1994). The Political Philosophy of Poststructuralist Anarchism. Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University Press.

McLaughlin, P. (2002). Mikhail Bakunin: the philosophical basis of his theory of anarchism. New York, Algora Pub.

McLaughlin, P. (2007). Anarchism and authority: a philosophical introduction to classical anarchism. Aldershot, Ashgate.

Morland, D. (1997). Demanding the Impossible? Human Nature and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Social Anarchism, London, Cassell.

Moore, J. and S. Sunshine (2004). I am not a man, I am dynamite!: Friedrich Nietzsche and the anarchist tradition. New York, Autonomedia ; [London : Pluto].

Newman, S. (2001). From Bakunin to Lacan: Anti-Authoritarianism and the Dislocation of Power. London, Lexington.

Proudhon, P.-J. (1846). Système des Contradictions Économiques, ou la philosophie de la misère. Paris, Guillaumin.

Proudhon, P.-J. (1849). De la Creation de l'Ordre dans l'Humanité, ou principes d'organisation politique. Paris, Garnier.

Proudhon, P.-J. (1988). De la Justice dans la Révolution et dans l'Église: Études de philosophie pratique (1860). Paris, Fayard.

Robinson, A. (2004). John Rawls and oppressive discourse. Nottingham, University of Nottingham University of Nottingham: 1 v. (PhD Dissertation)

Riviale, P. (2003). Proudhon: La Justice, contre le souverain. Tentative d'examen d'une théorie de la justice fondée sur l'équilibre économique. Paris, L'Harmattan.

Stirner, M. (1995). The ego and its own. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Tormey, S. (2001). Agnes Heller: socialism, autonomy and the postmodern. Manchester, Manchester University Press.

Vernon, Richard (2007) 'Obligation by Association? A Reply to John Horton' Political Studies 55:4, 865-879

Wolff, R. P. (1998). In Defence of Anarchism. Berkeley, Calif., University of California Press.

Weiss, T. G. (1975). "The Tradition of Philosophical Anarchism and Future Directions in World Policy." Journal of Peace Research 12: 1-17.