The Review of Austrian Economics

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 239–241 | Cite as

Gary Chartier, Anarchy and Legal Order: Law and Politics for a Stateless Society

New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2013. xvi + 416 Pages. USD 115.00 (cloth)
  • Paul Dragos Aligica

Gary Chartier’s new book is anything if not radical. Its objective is nothing less than “to articulate an anarchist position that is identifiably leftist, anti-capitalist, and socialist, while also hospitable to robust possessory claims and to mutually beneficial exchange as a valuable variety of peaceful, voluntary cooperation.” In brief, to write the foundational blueprint for an anarchistic market socialist social order. The position advanced is hence by no means your regular, flavor of the months, statist theory-of-justice-rehashing academic exercise.

There are two reasons RAEreaders might be interested in this book. The first is that, traditionally, Austrian economists have always been at the frontline of intellectual engagement with an entire array of radical political economy schools of thought. They have constantly been ahead of the curve, as the most informed and profound critics of an entire range of ideas, systems, theories, formulas and institutional designs that boldly...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and EconomicsMercatus Center George Mason UniversityArlingtonUSA

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