To what extent have anarchists agreed about the nature of the future anarchist society?

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  • To what extent do anarchists agree about the nature of the future anarchist society?
    • Agree
      • Anti-statism
        • Anarchism is 'the negation of the principle of authority' Faure
        • Authority is an offence against principles of freedom and equality
        • Corrupting, coercive, exploitative, destructive
          • Acton 'power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely'
        • Believe natural order will arise spontaneously in stateless society
          • Utopian view of human nature
            • CI: Cooperative and sociable behaviour
            • IA: Enlightened human reason
            • Thus humans capable of pursuing own needs in harmonious fashion
        • Disagree with Liberal constitutionalism and consent
    • Disagree
      • Individualist
        • Anarcho-capitalists
          • Unrestrained, extreme capitalist society
            • Capable of satisfying all human needs and wants
          • Stirner, indv should be left alone unless want to interact
          • Espouses complete freedom and autonomy
          • Disagree with liberal idea that free market cannot provide goods
            • Private courts, private prisons Rothbard and Friedman etc
        • Libertarian anarchist
          • Warren, invented time stores
          • Labour exchanged for labour
      • Collectivist
        • Anarcho-communists
          • Social and gregarious humans should live communally
          • Wealth owned collectively by self-sufficient, small communities
            • 'Property is theft' Proudhon as reflects exploitation and encourages selfishness
            • Would also be voluntary
          • Strengthens bonds of compassion and solidarity
          • Decisions made through direct democracy ensures high level of pp and political eqaulity
          • Human scale allow greater action than depersonalised bureacracy
        • Mutualists
          • 'Mutual aid' Kropotkin
          • Mutual credit banks in France n Switzerland where interest rates do not give profit
          • Communes
          • Small scale property ownership and non-exploitative exchange between independent producers and craftsmen
      • Mutualists
        • 'Mutual aid' Kropotkin
        • Mutual credit banks in France n Switzerland where interest rates do not give profit
        • Communes
        • Small scale property ownership and non-exploitative exchange between independent producers and craftsmen
      • Anarcho-syndicalists
        • All functions can be carried out by trade unions
        • Democratic bodies can carry out all production and distribution in society
    • Conclusion
      • Agree about moral and political considerations but disagree about economic considerations

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