Long before 70s hippies and hipster artisans, Australians were seeking solace by going back to the land. They ranged from anarchists to suffragists to Catholic agrarians.
In an exclusive interview, Professor James Scott discusses anarchism and State resistance by so-called “powerless” actors. Excerpts for The Conversation France.
Ursula le Guin gave us an anarchist society on another world; we brought it back to Earth.
At a time when anti-immigrant sentiment was widespread, the Sacco and Vanzetti trial starkly divided American opinion and stirred up a violent backlash around the world.
The deliberate spread of fear and violence goes back hundreds of years.
In this new political era, how a popular movement offers a route to a new form of governance
The shock of the financial crash has opened the path for grassroots politics.
Anarchists old and new are populating film and TV a lot at the moment – reflecting the profound anxiety of the times.
Today’s anarchists should give up the fantasy of 'abolishing the state'. That simply plays into the agenda of the rich and privileged.
Between institutional collapse and false promises of utopia, people seek to define their own lives and their relations with others by thinking and acting as though power no longer existed.
Liberty is a political matter bound up with institutionalised struggles for equality among individuals, groups, networks and organisations. This is where the cult of the free individual falls down.
If anarchists reject private property and the state, they need to devise alternative, radical practices of power-sharing. Republican constitutionalism offers one way to think about this.
Terrorists have attacked leaders and civilians in France many times before, and for a dizzying array of reasons.
There's far more to anarchy than protests and men in masks.
Gentrification is an immoral process - here's why violent protest has a role to play in the fight against it.
There's a new counter-culture movement that is seeking to bypass the bureaucracy of science and hack biology for the benefit of the masses.