Anarchy and Society

Reflections on Anarchist Sociology

Author: Jeffrey Shantz,Dana M. Williams

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004252991

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Anarchy and Society constructs a tentative synthesis of sociological and anarchist thought, providing a roadmap to a future ‘anarchist sociology’.
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Between Anarchy and Society

Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Author: William Bain

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191608327

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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The international administration of troubled states - whether in Bosnia, Kosovo, or East Timor - has seen a return to the principle of trusteeship; that is when some form of international supervision is required in a particular territory in order both to maintain order and to foster the norms and practices of fair self-government. This innovative study rescues the normative discourse of trusteeship from the obscurity into which it has fallen since decolonization. It traces the development of trusteeship from its emergence out of debates concerning the misrule of the East India Company; its internationalization in imperial Africa; its institutionalization in the League of Nations mandates system, and, then, in the United Nations trusteeship system; and the destruction of its legitimacy by the ideas of self-determination and human equality. No other book brings this rich historical experience to bear on the dilemmas posed by the resurrection of trusteeship after the end of the Cold War. It is with a view to contemporary world problems that this book explores the obligations that attach to preponderant power and the limits that should be observed in exercising that power for the sake of global good. The book concludes by arguing that trusteeship remains fundamentally at odds with the ideas of human dignity and equality.
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Anarchy and Legal Order

Law and Politics for a Stateless Society

Author: Gary Chartier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107032288

Category: LAW

Page: 416

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This book elaborates and defends law without the state. It explains why the state is illegitimate, dangerous and unnecessary.
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Precarious Labour and Informal Economy

Work, Anarchy, and Society in an Indian Village

Author: Smita Yadav

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9783319779706

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

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An empirical account of one of India’s largest indigenous populations, this book tells the story of the Gonds—who currently face displacement and governmental control of the region’s forests, which has crippled their economy. Rather than protesting and calling for state intervention, the Gonds have turned toward an informal economy: they not only engage with flexible forms of work, but also bargain for higher wages and experience agency and autonomy. Smita Yadav conceives of this withdrawal from the state in favour of precarious forms of work as an expression of anarchy by this marginalized population. Even as she provides rich detail of the Gonds’ unusual working lives, which integrate work, labour, and debt practices with ideologies of family and society, Yadav illustrates the strength required to maintain dignity when a welfare state has failed.
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Anarchy and the Law

The Political Economy of Choice

Author: Edward P. Stringham

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412808901

Category: Political Science

Page: 712

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Private-property anarchism, also known as anarchist libertarianism, individualist anarchism, and anarcho-capitalism, is a political philosophy and set of economic and legal arguments that maintains that, just as the markets and private institutions of civil society provide food, shelter, and other human needs, markets and contracts should provide law and that the rule of law itself can only be understood as a private institution. To the libertarian, the state and its police powers are not benign societal forces, but a system of conquest, authoritarianism, and occupation. But whereas limited government libertarians argue in favor of political constraints, anarchist libertarians argue that, to check government against abuse, the state itself must be replaced by a social order of self-government based on contracts. Indeed, contemporary history has shown that limited government is untenable, as it is inherently unstable and prone to corruption, being dependent on the interest-group politics of the state's current leadership. Anarchy and the Law presents the most important essays explaining, debating, and examining historical examples of stateless orders. Section I, "Theory of Private Property Anarchism," presents articles that criticize arguments for government law enforcement and discuss how the private sector can provide law. In Section II, "Debate," limited government libertarians argue with anarchist libertarians about the morality and viability of private-sector law enforcement. Section III, "History of Anarchist Thought," contains a sampling of both classic anarchist works and modern studies of the history of anarchist thought and societies. Section IV, "Historical Case Studies of Non-Government Law Enforcement," shows that the idea that markets can function without state coercion is an entirely viable concept. Anarchy and the Law is a comprehensive reader on anarchist libertarian thought that will be welcomed by students of government, political science, history, philosophy, law, economics, and the broader study of liberty.
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Order and Anarchy

Civil Society, Social Disorder and War

Author: Robert Layton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139455060

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Through the study of civil society, the evolution of social relations, and the breakdown of social order, Order and Anarchy re-examines the role of violence in human social evolution. Drawing on anthropology, political science, and evolutionary theory, it offers a novel approach to understanding stability and instability in human society. Robert Layton provides a radical critique of current concepts of civil society, arguing that rational action is characteristic of all human societies and not unique to post-Enlightenment Europe. Case studies range from ephemeral African gold rush communities and the night club scene in Britain to stable hunter-gatherer and peasant cultures. The dynamics of recent civil wars in the former Yugoslavia, Chad, Somalia and Indonesia are compared to war in small-scale tribal societies, arguing that recent claims for the evolutionary value of violence have misunderstood the complexity of human strategies and the social environments in which they are played out.
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International politics

anarchy and order in the world society

Author: Frederick Lewis Schuman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International relations

Page: 751

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The Enlargement of International Society

Culture versus Anarchy and Greece’s Entry into International Society

Author: Yannis A. Stivachtis

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781349265374

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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The book examines the validity of Hedley Bull's distinction between system and society and argues that the distinction is valid but the boundary line which Bull has drawn is problematic. The book, therefore, redefines the system/society boundary with reference to the mutual recognition of sovereign equality among states. By focusing on Greece's entry into international society, the book shows that the birth and development of international society have been determined by the logic of anarchy rather than the logic of culture.
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International Society and the Development of International Relations Theory

Author: B. A. Roberson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826452245

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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A critical appreciation of the development of the international society idea and its influence on and relation to the development of the international relations theory. A critical look is taken at the intellectual development of key members of the English School. The concept of the School itself and the place of the School's theory in contemporary international relations approaches are examined.
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Confounding Powers

Anarchy and International Society from the Assassins to Al Qaeda

Author: William J. Brenner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316453715

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Nearly a decade and a half after 9/11, the study of international politics has yet to address some of the most pressing issues raised by the attacks, most notably the relationships between Al Qaeda's international systemic origins and its international societal effects. This theoretically broad-ranging and empirically far-reaching study addresses that question and others, advancing the study of international politics into new historical settings while providing insights into pressing policy challenges. Looking at actors that depart from established structural and behavioral patterns provides opportunities to examine how those deviations help generate the norms and identities that constitute international society. Systematic examination of the Assassins, Mongols, and Barbary powers provides historical comparison and context to our contemporary struggle, while enriching and deepening our understanding of the systemic forces behind, and societal effects of, these confounding powers.
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Nordic Cosmopolitanism

Essays in International Law for Martti Koskenniemi

Author: Martti Koskenniemi,Jarna Petman,Jan Klabbers

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789004136168

Category: Law

Page: 531

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The present collection of essays for Martti Koskenniemi provides a wide-ranging overview of the state of Nordic international legal scholarship. In addition to the more theoretical discussions, it engages with a variety of current debates (such as the war on terrorism, the criminalization of international law and the position of human rights in the European Union, for example). The collection, with a mixture of academics and practitioners, will prove useful to scholars in international law, international relations and related disciplines, as well as officials of states and international organizations.
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Anarchism

Author: A. M. Buckley

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781617147883

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Introduces anarchy, discusses the various forms of it, and examines its influence on art
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On the Edge of Anarchy

Locke, Consent, and the Limits of Society

Author: A. John Simmons

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400863546

Category: Philosophy

Page: 306

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This book completes A. John Simmons's exploration and development of Lockean moral and political philosophy, a project begun in The Lockean Theory of Rights (Princeton paperback edition, 1994). Here Simmons discusses the Lockean view of the nature of, grounds for, and limits on political relations between persons. Originally published in 1993. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Community, Anarchy and Liberty

Author: Michael Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521270144

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

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Author argues for a viable and stable form of anarchic or stateless society, relying crucially on a form of community. He examines existing anarchic or semi-anarchic societies to show that it is possible to maintain ideals in a communitarian anarchy.
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Philosophical Anarchism and Political Obligation

Author: Magda Egoumenides

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441124454

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Political obligation refers to the moral obligation of citizens to obey the law of their state and to the existence, nature, and justification of a special relationship between a government and its constituents. This volume in the Contemporary Anarchist Studies series challenges this relationship, seeking to define and defend the position of critical philosophical anarchism against alternative approaches to the issue of justification of political institutions. The book sets out to demonstrate the value of taking an anarchist approach to the problem of political authority, looking at theories of natural duty, state justification, natural duty of justice, fairness, political institutions, and more. It argues that the anarchist perspective is in fact indispensable to theorists of political obligation and can improve our views of political authority and social relations. This accessible book builds on the works of philosophical anarchists such as John Simmons and Leslie Green, and discusses key theorists, including Rousseau, Rawls, and Horton. This key resource will make an important contribution to anarchist political theory and to anarchist studies more generally.
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From International to World Society?

English School Theory and the Social Structure of Globalisation

Author: Barry Buzan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521541213

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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In this 2004 book, Barry Buzan offers an extensive critique and reappraisal of the English school approach to International Relations. Starting on the neglected concept of world society and bringing together the international society tradition and the Wendtian mode of constructivism, Buzan offers a new theoretical framework that can be used to address globalisation as a complex political interplay among state and non-state actors. This approach forces English school theory to confront neglected questions about both its basic concepts and assumptions, and about the constitution of society in terms of what values are shared, how and why they are shared, and by whom. Buzan highlights the idea of primary institutions as the central contribution of English school theory and shows how this both differentiates English school theory from realism and neoliberal institutionalism, and how it can be used to generate distinctive comparative and historical accounts of international society.
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European Union Civil Society Policy and Turkey

A Bridge Too Far?

Author: O. Zihnioglu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137274425

Category: Social Science

Page: 171

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Drawing on interviews with Civil Society organizations and in conjunction with an examination of EU Civil Society Policy and the legal and institutional environment in Turkey this book examines EU policies on Turkish Civil Society organizations and highlights the significant constraints and limited impacts of these policies.
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Reinventing Anarchy, Again

Author: Howard J. Ehrlich

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781873176887

Category: Political Science

Page: 387

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This book brings together the major currents of social anarchist theory in a collection of some of the most important writers from the United States, Canada, England, and Australia. The book is organized into eight sections: "What is Anarchism?," "The State and Social Organization," "Moving Toward Anarchist Society," "Anarcha-feminism," "Work," "The Culture of Anarchy," "The Liberation of Self," and, finally, "Reinventing Anarchist Tactics."
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