Power and Authority in Social Movements: A Political Philosophy of Prefigurative Politics

Autori/Curatori Luois Edgar Esparza
Anno di pubblicazione 2013 Fascicolo 2013/2 Lingua Inglese
Numero pagine 27 P. 40-66 Dimensione file 330 KB
DOI 10.3280/PACO2013-002003
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Sometimes, and unexpectedly, people having accepted the authority of others as legitimate stop doing it and start resist, in the sense they take action on their own behalf. By this way they initiate exhibiting power, denying civil disobedience as mere resistance and lack of political strenght.

Keywords:Power, Structure of Authority, Resistance, High-Risk Activism, Prefigurative Politics

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Luois Edgar Esparza, Power and Authority in Social Movements: A Political Philosophy of Prefigurative Politics in "PARTECIPAZIONE E CONFLITTO" 2/2013, pp 40-66, DOI: 10.3280/PACO2013-002003