In Anarchy Unbound, Peter T. Leeson uses rational choice theory to explore the benefits of self-governance. Relying on experience from the past and present, Professor Leeson provides evidence of anarchy 'working' where it is least expected to do so and explains how this is possible. Provocatively, Leeson argues that in some cases anarchy may even outperform government as a system of social organization, and demonstrates where this may occur. Anarchy Unbound challenges the conventional self-governance wisdom. It showcases the incredible ingenuity of private individuals to secure social cooperation without government and how their surprising means of doing so can be superior to reliance on the state.
- Challenges conventional thinking about anarchy, offering new and provocative theories for self-governance
- Nontechnical, accessible, and of interest to academics from across the social sciences and law, as well as laypersons
- Inaugural book in Cambridge Studies in Economics, Choice, and Society, edited by Peter J. Boettke and Timur Kuran, a new interdisciplinary series of theoretical and empirical research focusing on individual choice, institutions, and social outcomes
Peter T. Leeson is a Professor of Economics and BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at George Mason University. He is also the North American editor of Public Choice. Previously, he was a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, the F. A. Hayek Fellow at the London School of Economics, and a Visiting Fellow in Political Economy at Harvard University.
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