The Idea of Anarchy

14 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2019

Date Written: September 23, 2019


This paper examines the political idea of anarchy. A variety of approaches to anarchism are presented, providing a suitably complex definition. The paper looks at arguments for and against anarchism as a political theory and political practice. Originally delivered as a lecture at the Australian National University, the paper provides an introductory overview of the idea of anarchy.

Keywords: Z10

JEL Classification: Anarchy; anarchism

Suggested Citation

Magendanz, Doug, The Idea of Anarchy (September 23, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

Doug Magendanz (Contact Author)

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