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p. 789. The federalist agendalocked

  • Colin Ward

Abstract

Anarchism is frequently criticised for being an ideology suitable for isolated communities, small enough to be self-governing, rather than one for the global, multi-national society in which we live. ‘The federalist agenda’ argues that some of the most prominent anarchist thinkers of the past, such as Proudhon, Bakunin, and Kropotkin, had a federalist agenda highly relevant to issues relating to European unity. These thinkers were in advance of their contemporaries in warning the people of Europe of the consequences of not adopting a federalist approach. Coordination can be achieved without uniformity or bureaucracy.

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