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Syndicalism and the influence of anarchism in France, Italy and Spain

Darlington, RR 2009, 'Syndicalism and the influence of anarchism in France, Italy and Spain' , Anarchist Studies, 17 (2) , pp. 29-54.

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Following the Leninist line, a commonly held assumption is that anarchism as a revolutionary movement tends to emerge in politically, socially and economically underdeveloped regions and that its appeal lies with the economically marginalised lumpenproletariat and landless peasantry. This article critically explores this assumption through a comparative analysis of the development and influence of anarchist ideology and organisation in syndicalist movements in France, Spain and Italy and its legacy in discourses surrounding the nature of political authority and accountability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: syndicalism, anarcho-syndicalism, revolution, unionism, France, Spain, Italy.
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Business and Management Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Anarchist Studies
Publisher: Lawrence & Wishart
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0967 3393
Depositing User: RR Darlington
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2010 08:45
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:48

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