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Anarchism is a belief system that opposes the forces of the state. Anarchists oppose war, as well as the structures that create conditions for war, and anarchist practices that seek to undermine the control of the state can be both nonviolent and violent. This entry will explore anarchism as a political and social framework, highlighting anarchism and anarchist positions in relation to war, and will go on to discuss some of the well-known, influential figures of anarchism and the emergence of and difference between anarchist pacifism and anarchist militias.

Anarchism as a Framework

Anarchism as a critical framework and political movement seeks to create a world based around the principals of voluntary association, mutual aid, equality, and freedom and is primarily opposed to the state, capitalism, and ...

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