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Bakunin : Statism and Anarchy - Mikhail Bakunin

Bakunin

Statism and Anarchy

Paperback Published: 22nd April 1991
ISBN: 9780521369732
Number Of Pages: 300

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Statism and Anarchy is a complete English translation of the last work by the great Russian anarchist Michael Bakunin. It was written in 1873, in the aftermath of the rise of the German Empire and the clash between Bakunin and Karl Marx in the first International. Bakunin assesses the strength of a European state system dominated by Bismarck. Then, in the most remarkable part of the book, he assails the Marxist alternative, predicting that a "dictatorship of the proletariat" will in fact be a dictatorship over the proletariat, and will produce a new class of socialist rulers. Instead, he outlines his vision of an anarchist society and identifies the social forces he believes will achieve an ananarchist revolution. Statism and Anarchy had an immediate influence on the "to the people" movement of Russian populism, and Bakunin's ideas inspired other anarchist movements. This is the only complete and reliable rendition of Statism and Anarchy in English, and in a lucid introduction Marshall Shatz locates Bakunin in his immediate historical and intellectual context, and assesses the impact of his ideas on the wider development of European radical thought. A guide to further reading and a chronology of events are appended as aids to students encountering Bakunin's thought for the first time.

Editor's note
Introduction
Principal events in Bakunin's life
Biographical note
Note on the translation
Statism and Anarchy, Part I-Part VII
Appendices
Biographical and other notes on the text
Index.
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521369732
ISBN-10: 0521369738
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 22nd April 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.41 x 13.74  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.42

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