Ecoanarchism: a critical defence

Stewart Davidson

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This article challenges the increasing perception within green political theory that the statist critique of ecoanarchism has proven decisive. Through a critical analysis of ecoanarchism's two dominant strands—bioregionalism and social ecology—the opening sections identify and explore the alleged deficiencies which are viewed by ecoanarchism's detractors as indicative of the need for state-like institutions. In particular, criticisms which focus on potential difficulties with securing collective action amongst, distributive justice between, and a commitment to democracy within, ecoanarchist polities, are identified as being central to the statist critique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-67
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Political Ideologies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2009


  • green political theory
  • politics
  • ecoanarchism


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