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Albert Camus

Albert Camus  

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(1913–60),French novelist, dramatist and essayist, whose works defined and contributed to the philosophical concept of the ‘absurd’ (see Absurd, Theatre of The).
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David Goodway

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Anarchism is known for its diversity. Its accepted varieties range from the egoism of Max Stirner (Johann Kaspar Schmidt...

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World Encyclopedia

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(Gk. “no government”)

Political theory that regards the abolition of the state as a prerequisite for equality and social justice.

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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2009
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Anarchism means ‘without rulers’ and refers to both a scholarly theory and a form of political organization. Anarchism was influential

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Richard T. De George

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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In its narrower meaning anarchism is a theory of society without state rule. In its broader meaning it is a theory of society without any coercive authority in any area—government, ... More
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Robert Paul Wolff

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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Anarchism is the political philosophy which holds that the putative authority of the state is illegitimate and, therefore, either may

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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The word ‘anarchy’ is derived from the Ancient Greek àvapxós, meaning ‘without a leader or chief’. Peter Kropotkin,

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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The anarchist tradition has been sharply divided in its relationship to religion, spirituality and nature. On the one hand, the

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Martha A. Ackelsberg

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

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Anarchism is a theory and a practice aimed at creating a society free of hierarchy and structured relations of domination and subordination. Although the first major theorist of anarchism, ... More
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Paula Rabinowitz

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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No state, no property, no authority, absolute freedom. Simply put, this is the philosophy of anarchism, which flourished in the United States between ...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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2004
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Anarchism is the political philosophy which holds that the putative authority of the state is illegitimate, and therefore either may

Anarchism.

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Richard D. Sonn

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Anarchist rejection of centralized government and preference for direct democracy and voluntary associations is deeply rooted in American historical experience. Idealization of nature as ... More
Anarchist Theory and Peace

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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2010
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“Anarchism, more than any other social theory,” wrote one of freest spirits of historical anarchism, Emma Goldman, “values human life

Anarchists in Peace Movements

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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Anarchists continue to be widely misrepresented by the popular media. Anarchism is not easy to define. Anarchism, or being labeled

anarcho-syndicalism

anarcho-syndicalism  

A term which described principally trade union movements or political parties whose actions and ideals were based on anarchism and syndicalism. In particular, they advocated direct, militant action ...
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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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2002
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Anarchy is the absence of centralized authority or government. The term was first formulated negatively by early modern political theorists

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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2004
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As applied to international relations, anarchy refers to the absence of authoritative institutions or norms above independent sovereign states

anomie

anomie  

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The state of a person or group of people who lack any ethical or social guidance to regulate their behaviour. Lawlessness.
antimilitarism

antimilitarism  

N. the belief that war is unjustifiable, that the role played by the military in fostering injustice should be opposed, and that the causes of war should be eliminated by nonviolent action.[...]
arms control

arms control  

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N. international disarmament or arms limitation, especially by mutual consent.

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