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Anarchism: Anarchism in philosophy is a political theory that rejects the existence of all involuntary hierarchies, especially the state. Some anarchists believe in the abolition of all forms of government, while others believe in the creation of decentralized, self-governing communities.
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James M. Buchanan on Anarchism - Dictionary of Arguments

Brocker I 564
Anarchism/BuchananVsAnarchism/Contract Theory/Buchanan: For the inhabitants of Buchanan's realistic initial state, natural anarchy is incompatible with their fundamental interest in freedom. The emerging conflicts also destroy any approach to long-term cooperation and do not give rise to stable social relationships (barter relationships). Individual areas of freedom must be defined for the exchange in order to avoid conflicts. See Buchanan 1975 (1). See also Contract Theory/Buchanan.

1. James M. Buchanan, The Limits of Liberty. Between Anarchy and Leviathan, Chicago/London 1975. Dt.: James M. Buchanan, Die Grenzen der Freiheit. Zwischen Anarchie und Leviathan, Tübingen 1984.

Wolfgang Kersting, „James M. Buchanan, Die Grenzen der Freiheit“ in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

EconBuchan I
James M. Buchanan
Politics as Public Choice Carmel, IN 2000

Brocker I
Manfred Brocker
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018

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