Organisation and formal activism: insights from the anarchist tradition

  title={Organisation and formal activism: insights from the anarchist tradition},
  author={Federico Ferretti},
  journal={International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy},
  • Federico Ferretti
  • Published 25 October 2016
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
Elisee Reclus (1830-1905) argued that ‘anarchy is the highest expression of order’. This assertion, clashing with the bourgeois interpretation of anarchy as chaos, perfectly captured the theories that were being elaborated by Reclus and other anarchist geographers including Petr Kropotkin (1842-1921). At the centre of these theories lay the conviction that societies organised around mutual aid and cooperation would be infinitely more rational and empowered than societies organised under the… 

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