Terrorists Anarchists and Republicans

Terrorists, Anarchists, and Republicans tells the story of a utopian city inspired by a spirit of liberty and republican values being turned into a place where republicans who had fought for liberty were extinguished by the might of empire.

Author: Richard Whatmore

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691206646

Category: History

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A bloody episode that epitomised the political dilemmas of the eighteenth century In 1798, members of the United Irishmen were massacred by the British amid the crumbling walls of a half-built town near Waterford in Ireland. Many of the Irish were republicans inspired by the French Revolution, and the site of their demise was known as Genevan Barracks. The Barracks were the remnants of an experimental community called New Geneva, a settlement of Calvinist republican rebels who fled the continent in 1782. The British believed that the rectitude and industriousness of these imported revolutionaries would have a positive effect on the Irish populace. The experiment was abandoned, however, after the Calvinists demanded greater independence and more state money for their project. Terrorists, Anarchists, and Republicans tells the story of a utopian city inspired by a spirit of liberty and republican values being turned into a place where republicans who had fought for liberty were extinguished by the might of empire. Richard Whatmore brings to life a violent age in which powerful states like Britain and France intervened in the affairs of smaller, weaker countries, justifying their actions on the grounds that they were stopping anarchists and terrorists from destroying society, religion and government. The Genevans and the Irish rebels, in turn, saw themselves as advocates of republican virtue, willing to sacrifice themselves for liberty, rights and the public good. Terrorists, Anarchists, and Republicans shows how the massacre at Genevan Barracks marked an end to the old Europe of diverse political forms, and the ascendancy of powerful states seeking empire and markets—in many respects the end of enlightenment itself.
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The History of Political Thought A Very Short Introduction

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Author: Richard Whatmore

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192595355

Category: Political Science

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Thinking about politics has tended to be historical in nature because of the comparisons and contrasts that can be drawn between past and present. Different periods in politics have used the past differently. At times political thought can be said to have been drawn directly from the study of history; at others, perhaps including our own time, the relationship is more indirect. This Very Short Introduction explores the core concerns and questions in the field of the history of political thought. Richard Whatmore considers the history of political thought as a branch of political philosophy/political science, and examines the approaches of core theorists such as Reinhart Koselleck, Strauss, Michel Foucault, and the so-called Cambridge School of Quentin Skinner and John Pocock. Assessing the current relationship between political history, theory and action, Whatmore concludes with an analysis of its relevant for current politics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Terror

81 The chief points to be made about all this is that once again ' anarchist terrorism ' proved to be more the product of ... In July 1909 Barcelona's ' Tragic Week'unfolded , during which anarchists , radical republicans , Catalan ...

Author: Brett Bowden

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702235997

Category: Political Science

Page: 379

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With a foreword by Geoffrey Robertson, QC. The issues of terror and terrorism confront us every day- every time we board a flight, pick up a newspaper or watch television. Concerns about terrorism now dictate domestic and foreign policies around the world. In a very real sense, one way or another we find ourselves in the grip of terror. But what is terror? How is it described, measured and experienced? Is the current terrorist threat unprecedented? The answers to many of these questions, and the lessons therein, are to be found in history; and nowhere more so than in Europe. In fact, Europe has been home to some of the most terrifying and horrific events in recorded human history. This collection takes a broad-ranging yet detailed look at the landmark events and epochs of terror across Europe, from the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 to the terrorist bombings on the London Underground in July 2005. Drawing on leading authorities from across the globe, this volume explores the historical mutation of political violence and concepts of terror. Terror will be of interest to scholars of history, international relations and political science; to policy makers; and to the educated layperson.
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The Civil Condition in World Politics

(Polity, 2015), Terrorists, Anarchists and Republicans (Princeton, 2019), and History of Political Thought. A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2021). Michael C. Williams is Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International ...

Author: Paipais, Vassilios

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781529224207

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Bringing together an international team of contributors, this volume draws on international political theory and intellectual history to rethink the problem of a pluralistic world order. Inspired by the work of international political theorist Nicholas Rengger, the book focuses on three main areas of Rengger’s contribution to the political theory of international relations: his Augustine-inspired idea of an ‘Anti-Pelagian Imagination’; his Oakeshottian argument for a pluralist ‘conversation of mankind’; and his ruminations on war as the uncivil condition in world politics. Through a critical engagement with his work, the book illuminates the promises and limitations of civility as a sceptical, non-utopian, anti-perfectionist approach to theorizing world order that transcends both realist pessimism and liberal utopianism.
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A Companion to the Reformation in Geneva

The direct relationship between Protestantism and liberty is represented in Jean Bodin's Six livres de la république (1576); see, Richard Whatmore, Terrorists, Anarchists, and Republicans: The Genevans and the Irish in Time of ...

Author: Jon Balserak

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004404397

Category: Religion

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A description of the course of the Protestant Reformation in the city of Geneva from the 16th to the 18th centuries.
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The Civil Condition in World Politics

(Polity, 2015), Terrorists, Anarchists and Republicans (Princeton, 2019), and History of Political Thought. A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2021). Michael C. Williams is Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International ...

Author: Vassilios Paipais

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781529224177

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Bringing together an international team of contributors, this volume draws on international political theory and intellectual history to rethink the problem of a pluralistic world order. Inspired by the work of international political theorist Nicholas Rengger, the book focuses on three main areas of Rengger's contribution to the political theory of international relations: his Augustine-inspired idea of an 'Anti-Pelagian Imagination'; his Oakeshottian argument for a pluralist 'conversation of mankind'; and his ruminations on war as the uncivil condition in world politics. Through a critical engagement with his work, the book illuminates the promises and limitations of civility as a sceptical, non-utopian, anti-perfectionist approach to theorizing world order that transcends both realist pessimism and liberal utopianism.
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Passions Politics and the Limits of Society

(Polity, 2015) and Terrorists, Anarchists and Republicans (Princeton, 2019). Bibliography Abizadeh, Arish. “Hobbes on the Causes of War: A Disagreement Theory.” American Political Science Review 105 (2011): 298 – 315.

Author: Heikki Haara

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110679960

Category: History

Page: 365

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The 1st part of the volume engages with the theme of inclusion and exclusion in the history of ideas from different perspectives. The 2nd part of the volume discusses debates on natural law, human nature and political economy in early-modern Europe. Its contributions explore the sorts of political and moral visions that were relevant in post-Hobbesian moral philosophy and the development of economic thought.
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Dangers to England of the Alliance with the Men of the Coup D tat

Let monarchists answer , and show names of republicans gained over to their cause , even in the midst of its prosperous times ... if the republicans were a stolid heap of anarchists , propertypartitioners , and terrorists ? ANARCHISTS !

Author: Victor Schoelcher

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B322094

Category: France

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Terrorism The first or anarchist wave

Studi Emigrazione for permission to reprint Nunzio Pernicone , ' Luigi Galleani and Italian Anarchist Terrorism in the ... Lindsay Clutterbuck , “ The Progenitors of Terrorism : Russian Revolutionaries or Extreme Irish Republicans ?

Author: David C. Rapoport

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415316510

Category: Terrorism

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Takes a chronological approach to provide a history of modern rebel or non-state terror. In addition to articles in academic journals the collection includes discussions, statements and government documents.
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Terrorism and Modern Literature

Before turning to Conrad, though, we need to return briefly to the late-Victorian period and the first terrorist bomb attacks on London carried out by Irish and American-Irish Republicans. Coupled with concerns about the Anarchism that ...

Author: Alex Houen

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191541988

Category: Literary Criticism

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Is terrorism's violence essentially symbolic? Does it impact on culture primarily through the media? What kinds of performative effect do the various discourses surrounding terrorism have? Such questions have not only become increasingly important in terrorism studies, they have also been concerns for many literary writers. This book is the first extensive study of modern literature's engagement with terrorism. Ranging from the 1880s to the 1980s, the terrorism examined is as diverse as the literary writings on it: chapters include discussions of Joseph Conrad's novels on Anarchism and Russian Nihilism; Wyndham Lewis's avant-garde responses to Syndicalism and the militant Suffragettes; Ezra Pound's poetic entanglement with Segregationist violence; Walter Abish's fictions about West German urban guerrillas; and Seamus Heaney's and Ciaran Carson's poems on the 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland. In each instance, Alex Houen explores how the literary writer figures clashes or collusions between terrorist violence and discursive performativity. What is revealed is that writing on terrorism has frequently involved refiguring the force of literature itself. In terrorism studies the cultural impact of terrorism has often been accounted for with rigid, structural theories of its discursive roots. But what about the performative effects of violence on discourse? Addressing the issue of this mutual contagion, Terrorism and Modern Literature shows that the mediation and effects of terrorism have been historically variable. Referring to a variety of sources in addition to the literature—newspaper and journal articles, legislation, letters, manifestos—the book shows how terrorism and the literature on it have been embroiled in wider cultural fields. The result is not just a timely intervention in debates about terrorism's performativity. Drawing on literary/critical theory and philosophy, it is also a major contribution to debates about the historical and political dimensions of modernist and postmodernist literary practices.
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