Stateless society


Stateless society

Stateless society describes a society without a government. It is generally the goal of anarchists who believe that government is both unnecessary and also directly evil in that it infringes on the personal and economic freedoms of people.

Anarchists of different stripes disagree heavily on the exact form of this final society, but basic principles that most agree on are the non-existence of a central state and the privatization of formerly public functions such as the legal system and military protection (which would be replaced with private defense agencies).http://www.gmu.edu/departments/economics/bcaplan/anarfaq.htm#part1]

Somalia, from 1991 to present, is cited as a real-world example of a stateless society.cite web
url=http://www.mises.org/story/2701
title=The Rule of Law Without the State
accessdate=2007-10-03
last=MacCallum
first=Spencer Heath
authorlink=Spencer MacCallum
date=2007-09-12
work=Mises Daily Article
publisher=Ludwig von Mises Institute
] cite news |first=Jeffrey |last=Gettleman |authorlink=Jeffrey Gettleman |title=In Somalia, Those Who Feed Off Anarchy Fuel It |url=http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/25/world/africa/25somalia.html |publisher=The New York Times |date=2007-04-27 |accessdate=2008-01-13 ]

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