Rules Without Rulers

Rules Without Rulers

Is life without the state really possible, and, if so, what would such a life look like?

Rules Without Rulers

Is life without the state really possible, and, if so, what would such a life look like?

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Aug 29, 2014
978-1-78279-007-5

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Aug 29, 2014
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Matthew Wilson
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Philosophy (general), Political science (general), Social science (general)

Synopsis

This book is about the possibility of organising society without the state, but, crucially, it makes the claim, contrary to much anarchist theory, that such a life would not entail absolute freedom; rather, as the title suggests, it would mean creating new forms of social organisation which, whilst offering more freedom than state-capitalism, would nonetheless still entail certain limits to freedom. In making this argument, a secondary point is made, which highlights the book’s originality; namely, that, whilst anarchism is defended by an increasing number of radicals, the reality of what an anarchist society might look like, and the problems that such a society might encounter, are rarely discussed or acknowledged, either in academic or activist writings.

Longlisted for the BREAD AND ROSES PRIZE 2015

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