The Distributed Stateless Society. Liberty, Manorialism and the State

19 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2019

Date Written: March 1, 2019


A distributed stateless society is formed via online networks and blockchain technology. Decentralisation, creativity and freedom are the key notions describing all the major trends on blockchain network. The distributed stateless society has no territory, sovereignty or central authority with coercive power. The core values of the stateless society are liberty and co-operation based on anonymity and voting. The economic development of the distributed stateless society is based on smart contracts and cryptocurrency, which enable the exclusion of intermediaries. At the same time, the digital territories or digital manors are under the control of digital monopolists, which substantially influence the formation of a new digital social structure. We are in transit from intermediaries' monopolism to distributed manorialism. The distributed stateless society keeps attempts to fight for freedom and human rights. The anarchist strategies of the online community in respect of sovereignty include Terra nullius, Motus Corporis and Political migration strategies. It should be reasonable to build the co-operative distributed society, where all interested parties rely on a self-governance system recognised and legitimised by a state authority.

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Gudkov, Aleksei, The Distributed Stateless Society. Liberty, Manorialism and the State (March 1, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

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