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Community, Anarchy and Liberty

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ISBN-10: 0521270146

ISBN-13: 9780521270144

Edition: 1982

Authors: Michael Taylor

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Can social order be maintained in a stateless society? Is anarchy viable? The contention of this book is that stateless social order is possible only if relations between people are those characteristic of community. Rejecting the libertarian argument that the goods and services which make up 'social order' can be provided by private firms competing in the marketplace, and the liberal argument that because social order is a public good its maintenance requires the state, Michael Taylor goes on to examine the methods actually used to maintain order in anarchic and quasi-anarchic societies and shows how these methods can be effective only in a small and stable community. Community in turn…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/9/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Anarchy and community
Introduction: the scope of the book
Anarchy: what it is
Power, authority and what anarchy is not
Anarchic communities
Social order without the state
Social order and public goods
Social order and the state
Social order on the market
Social order in stateless societies
Community and stateless social order
Equality in anarchy
Is equality unstable in anarchy?
The control of inequality in stateless societies
The birth of the state
Community and liberty
Pure negative freedom, freedom from coercion, and autonomy
Are community and liberty incompatible?
Epilogue: the future of community and anarchy