How the normative resistance of anarchism shaped the state monopoly on violence

@article{Newell2019HowTN,
  title={How the normative resistance of anarchism shaped the state monopoly on violence},
  author={Mike Newell},
  journal={European Journal of International Relations},
  year={2019},
  volume={25},
  pages={1236 - 1260}
}
  • Mike Newell
  • Published 14 May 2019
  • Economics
  • European Journal of International Relations
Rather than an assumption of statehood, the state’s monopoly on the legitimate use of force is better understood as a normative ideal that regulates behavior, and constitutes states as the sole legitimate authority on violence. Existing literature on this norm has explored its development in response to piracy in the early to mid-1800s, but it has overlooked significant developments that occurred in response to the violence of transnational anarchist terrorism. Anarchist philosophers in the… 
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