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STUDY OF MIKHAIL BAKUNIN’S CONCEPT OF POWER AND AUTHORITY

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page…………………………….…………………………………………………… …………i
Dedication ………………………………………………………………………………..ii
Certification Page…………………………………………………………………………….iii
Approval Page ……………………………………………………………………………….iv
Acknowledgement ………………………………………………………………………..v
Abstract ……………………………………………………………………………….vi
Table of Contents ………………………………………………………………………vii
Chapter One: Introduction ……………………………………………………………..…1
1.1 Background of the Study ………………………………………………………………..1
1.2 Statement of the Problem ………………………………………………………………..2
1.3 Purpose of the Study ………………………………………………………………..2
1.4 Significance of the Study ………………………………………………………………..3
1.5 Scope of the Study ………………………………………………………………..3
1.5 Methodology of the Study ………………………………………………………..3
Chapter Two: Literature Review ……………………………………………………..…5
2.1 Review of Related Literature ……………………………………………………..…5
Chapter Three: Power And Authority in Mikhail Bakunin…………………………….22
3.1 Life and Times of Mikhail Bakunin ………………………………………………22
3.2 Bakunin’s Maxian Point of Departure……. ………………………………………23
3.3 Power and Authority in Politics . ………………………………………………25
3.4 Anthropological/Ontological Foundations of Bakunin’s Philosophy ………………26
3.5 The Concept of Liberty ………………………………………………………………29
3.6 Natural Law and the Law of Nature ………………………………………………30
3.7 Liberty and Authority in Mikhail ………………………………………………………34
3.8 Man Society and Freedom ………………………………………………………35
3.9 The theory of the State ………………………………………………………………37
3.10 The Ideal Political Arrangement For Bakunin: Influence, not Power ………………38
Chapter Four: Evaluating The Philosophy of Mikhail Bakunin ………………………44
4.1 Preamble ………………………………………………………………………………44
4.2 The Defect of the Anthropological and Ontological Foundations of Bakunin’s
Philosophy ………………………………………………………………………44
4.3 Violence, Revolution and Invisible Dictatorship ………………………………………45
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4.4 Nationalism …………………………………………………………………..……46
4.5 Anti- Semitism ……………………………………………………………..…………47
4.6 Eurocentricism ………………………………………………………….…………….47
4.7 The Case for Vanguardism in Bakunin ……………………………….……………….48
4.8 The Marxist Critique of Left Anarchism …………………………….………………….51
Chapter Five: Summary and Conclusion …………………………. …………………….55
5.1 Summary ………………………………………………….…………………………….55
5.2 Conclusion ………………………………………………………………………………..58
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