Smashing the state gently: Radical realism and realist anarchism

@article{Brinn2019SmashingTS,
  title={Smashing the state gently: Radical realism and realist anarchism},
  author={Gear{\'o}id Brinn},
  journal={European Journal of Political Theory},
  year={2019},
  volume={19},
  pages={206 - 227}
}
  • G. Brinn
  • Published 1 April 2020
  • Art
  • European Journal of Political Theory
The revival of realism in political theory has included efforts to challenge realism’s conservative reputation and argue that radical forms are possible. Nonetheless these efforts have been criticised as insufficient to overcome realism’s inherent conservatism. This article argues that radical forms of realism can be better appreciated by considering the application of the realist perspective within an existing radical ideology: anarchism. This may seem an unusual choice, considering anarchism… 

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