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Alex Prichard @ bookhaus in Bristol, UK
September 27, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
On Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30pm, join author Dr. Alex Prichard at Bookhaus Bristol to celebrate the release of War and Peace: On the Principle and Constitution of the Rights of Peoples.
Dr Prichard is Associate Professor of International Political Theory in the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter. He is a leading authority on anarchist political thought and history, with particular interest in how anarchists theorise war, peace and global order.
This month he is publishing an updated edition of Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction (OUP). It is a history of how anarchists have shaped the world around us, in ways we often don’t recognise, including Comfort’s The Joy of Sex, Tolstoy’s influence on Gandhi, The Matrix, weekends, 8 hour days and more. He has also edited a new edition of War and Peace (AK Press) by Proudhon.
Proudhon’s anarchist theory of international relations, a 19th-century vision of what might have been and could still be.
War and Peace by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, originally published in 1861, is still one of the only extended accounts of anarchist international theory and is one of the earliest in the history of socialist thought. It is a profound contribution to the traditions of jus gentium and just war theory, that puts force and power at the centre of analysis. Alex Prichard’s introduction describes both its specificity and the multiple lines of influence War and Peace had on thinkers as diverse as Tolstoy, Sorel, French sociology more broadly, and post-1945 Anglo-American International Relations theory.
Alex will discuss the influence and impact Anarchism has had on social change, and argues that you cannot have social change without Anarchists. Come and join us for what should be a fascinating discussion. Tickets are £5 and include a glass of wine of a soft drink and £2 off the books under discussion.
- September 27, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
- Event Category:
- AK Press Authors
- Event Tags:
- anarchism, anarchist, author event, authors, book event, Book Launch, bookhaus, bookhaus bristol, bristol, in-person event, uk, war and peace
- 0117 244 0326