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Introduction

Anarchy, from the Greek word anarchos or rule by none, is commonly understood as social chaos or unconstitutional government; however, Anarchists do not advocate such definitions. Anarchism is opposed to persons and governments in charge of anyone else. Anarchists believe that the purpose of society is to increase individual opportunities and freedoms of choice through voluntary co-operation

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  • Anarchist Studies
    Available Online
    An inter-disciplinary journal of scholarly research into the history, culture and theory of anarchism, including the re-evaluation of the anarchist record, considering issues of culture, philosophy and political action, the potential future of anarchism as a current of critical political action, and the application of anarchist ideas as an instrument of research.