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Anarchism
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I. Anarchism – II. Anarchism and Socialism – III. Anarchism as a Social-Revolutionary Movement

I. Anarchism

Anarchism as the utopia of a ruler-less society was typical of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution. It was a reaction to the development of the national state and to the transition of society from feudalism to bourgeois capitalism. Even towards the end of the 18th century, the term anarc…

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Weber, Petra, “Anarchism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_00663>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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