Benjamin Franks is Lecturer in Social and Political Philosophy at the University of Glasgow's Dumfries campus. He is the author of Rebel Alliances and co-editor of Anarchism and Moral Philosophy. His work has appeared in The Journal of Political Ideologies, Capital and Class, and Anarchist Studies. Nathan Jun is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Philosophy Program at Midwestern State University. He is the author of Anarchism and Political Modernity. He has published several edited volumes and journal articles on political theory, the history of political thought, and contemporary European philosophy. Leonard Williams is Professor of Political Science at Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana. He is the author of American Liberalism and Ideological Change. His writings on anarchism have appeared in New Political Science, the Journal for the Study of Radicalism, and Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies.
'This path-breaking book, with its multiple yet integrated perspectives and insights, is by far the most sophisticated analysis to have been written on anarchism as an ideology. It sets a new standard for understanding and analyzing anarchism's complexities and nuances that all future scholarship on the subject will have to respect and incorporate.' - Michael Freeden, Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Oxford 'Franks, Jun and Williams' pioneering application of Michael Freeden's approach to ideology gives us a rigorous, sharp and fresh account of anarchism. Showing how anarchists have interpreted key concepts, contributors to the volume explain the distinctiveness of anarchist analysis, exploding some entrenched myths about the inconsistencies of anarchist political thought in the process. The editors' arrangement of these contributions creates an invigorating picture of anarchist ideology. If it's possible to imagine alternative conceptual mappings, it is because they have demonstrated how anarchism can be constructed and re-constructed in its own terms.' - Ruth Kinna, Professor of Political Theory, Loughborough University 'This book provides both a vision of anarchism as a distinct political ideology as well as describing the current debates in anarchist thought and practice. On top of being useful to those engaged in anarchist studies and research it will very useful for those interested in political ideologies and philosophy more widely.' - Jon Bigger, anarchist activist, writer and researcher