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Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Chris Rossdale

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

In the past 15 years, anti-militarist activists in the UK have auctioned off a tank outside an arms fair, superglued themselves to Lockheed Martin’s central London offices and stopped a battleship ... More


Anarchism, 1914-18: Internationalism, Anti-Militarism and War

Ruth Kinna and Matthew Adams (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784993412
eISBN:
9781526128188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993412.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This volume provides examines anarchist responses to the First World War. The collection is divided into three sections. The first examines the interventionist debate, focusing on the acrimonious ... More


Introduction

Chris Rossdale

in Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter provides a brief introduction to the central arguments of the book. It outlines the basic understandings of militarism, anti-militarism, direct action and prefiguration which run through ... More


Anti-Militarist Direct Action

Chris Rossdale

in Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter outlines the understanding of direct action on which the rest of the book builds. It begins with two vignettes of notable anti-militarist direct actions, before setting out some formal ... More


Feminist and Queer Anti-Militarism

Chris Rossdale

in Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter looks at how feminist and queer anti-militarists have understood the relationship between militarism, gender and sexuality. Those relationships have been theorised in some detail by ... More


Agents of Security

Chris Rossdale

in Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This is the first of two chapters to reflect on how anti-militarists relate to the politics of security. This chapter begins by outlining the intimate relationships between militarism and security, ... More


Resisting Security

Chris Rossdale

in Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter builds on the critiques introduced in latter parts of the preceding chapter to argue that, beyond viewing activists as alternative agents of security, we might read them as resisting ... More


Contestations

Chris Rossdale

in Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter considers how anti-militarists challenge militarised forms of contestation by prefiguring alternatives. The chapter opens by introducing again the concept of prefiguration, which holds ... More


Diversity

Chris Rossdale

in Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter looks at the internal movement dynamics of British anti-militarism. It first focuses on the contested organising principle known as ‘diversity of tactics’, and on the role of nonviolence ... More


Dis/Obedience

Chris Rossdale

in Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter looks at how anti-militarists attempt to become ‘disobedient’ in the conduct of direct action, with a particular focus on how they constitute themselves as (il)legal subjects. It begins ... More


Regimes

Chris Rossdale

in Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter looks at how anti-arms trade activists develop critiques of the international arms trade. It argues that the overwhelming focus on the sale of arms to ‘repressive regimes’ risks ... More


Conclusion

Chris Rossdale

in Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The conclusion returns to the politics of prefiguration and political coalition. There are certain dangers involved in practices of resistance which set themselves in opposition to coherent and ... More


‘The phantom of liberty’: new youth activism

Ljubica Spaskovska

in The Last Yugoslav Generation: The Rethinking of Youth Politics and Cultures in Late Socialism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526106315
eISBN:
9781526124210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106315.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The third chapter reflects on new youth activism within the wider context of what has been termed ‘the new social movements’. It addresses the broader transnational influence of movements abroad, and ... More


‘The bomb plot of Zurich’: Indian nationalism, Italian anarchism and the First World War1

Ole Birk Laursen

in Anarchism, 1914-18: Internationalism, Anti-Militarism and War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784993412
eISBN:
9781526128188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993412.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This essay explores the so-called ‘Bomb Plot of Zürich’, in which the Indian nationalists Virendranath Chattopadhyaya and Abdul Hafiz of the Indian Independence Committee collaborated with the German ... More


The French anarchist movement and the First World War

Constance Bantman and David Berry

in Anarchism, 1914-18: Internationalism, Anti-Militarism and War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784993412
eISBN:
9781526128188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993412.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the heated debates within the French anarchist movement after the outbreak of the First World War, leading up to the 1916 Manifesto of the Sixteen and the Russian Revolutions of ... More


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