BASIC COURSE OF ANARCHISM
AND OTHER -ISMS
Basic course in economical-political systems - Grunnkurs i °konomisk-politiske systemer
arranged by the Economical-Political Seminar - ěkonomisk-politisk seminar ěPS - in cooperation with the
Anarchist International University Federation AIUF
COURSE IN ANARCHY/ANARCHISM,
LIBERALISM, POPULISM/FASCISM AND MARXISM
LIBERALISME, POPULISME/FASCISME OG MARXISME
* Read first: Brief course of anarchy and anarchism - to get started on www.anarchy.no - Click here! *
I. For a brief definition of anarchy and anarchism in English/American and Norwegian respectively as a start, click on the links above
a) "Introduction" plus read the summary at the top of the page "Economical-political map", the chapter 'Anarchism defined' at "The Anarchist International", and A short note on anarchist concepts and Anarchism defined - What anarchists are against and what they are for -
b) "Anarchy in Nordic Language", and Et kortfattet notat om anarkibegrepene and Veien framover .
Abstract: Anarchy and anarchism mean "system and management without ruler(s), i.e. co-operation without repression, tyranny and slavery". In short an-arch-y = (an = without - arch = ruler(s)) - y = system and management, as, say, in monarch-y. Anarchy and anarchism are efficient and fair system and management without top heavy societal pyramid economical and/or political/administrative - in income and/or rank, i.e. significant horizontal organization - real democracy. Anarchists are for and contribute to anarchy and anarchism world wide. One of the main tasks of anarchists is the fight against ochlarchy (mob rule broadly defined). To mix up opposites as a) anarchy and ochlarchy and b) anarchists with ochlarchists/ochlarchs, as outdated dictionaries, newsmedia and mislead youths often do, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. It should be stopped and anarchists make resolutions with free, libertarian criticism of this authoritarian tendency, and also contribute to other direct actions against ochlarchy, guards at demonstrations, etc. Anarchists are not only against ochlarchy, but also monarchy, oligarchy, polyarchy, plutarchy, matriarchy, patriarchy, hierarchy, etc, i.e. in real terms, economic and/or political/administrative. Anarchists mean all forms of archies should be done away with, practically toward ideally.
II. In 1903-1913 Peter Kropotkin wrote his probably most important book, "Modern Science and Anarchism", "Anarkism och modern vetenskap", see Modern science and anarchism, defining anarchy and anarchism mainly as an updated research front based on valid social science. Today the research front of anarchy and anarchism based on the non-dogmatic, non-dialectical scientifical method of Kropotkin, i.e. the hypothetical deductive method, is updated by IIFOR, in co-operation with the FICEDL-network broadly defined, the AU-AIUF - and many other people.
You are probably well educated, but not 100% updated on the research front of anarchism, anarchosyndicalism and anarchafeminism, and ecoanarchism included, see The International Workers of the World, The Anarcha-Feminist International (AFI) and The Green Anarchist International Association (GAIA). Thus, we will give you a free offer to A) study a summary of this front via www.anarchy.no and B) discuss it for feedback and even further improvement of anarchist research. In addition to the above mentioned material, the summary of the updated research front on anarchism is presented at the following Web-files:
1. The system theory of anarchist political econonomy and social organization research and the economic-political map, at The Economic-Political Map (EPM) and mathematically at The formula of anarchism
2. The economic-political sociology and industrial organization research, including the Rank-Difference-Index, RDI, horizontal industrial organization and anarchist class-analysis, especially autogestion, at Class analysis and
3. The general theory of anarchist economics at Anarchist economics, and more about green anarchist political economy at the Eco-Anarchist Manifesto (EAM), as well as
4. The praxeological research referred in International Journal of Organization Research, see IJOR-IJA, Folkebladet and many other www.anarchy.no files. Praxeology is human action research.
5. The four main tendencies of anarchism, social-individualist anarchism, individualist anarchism, collectivist anarchism and commune/communist anarchism are explained at Anarcho4 .
6. That anarchism and anarchy are real democracy, and vice versa, are proven beyond doubt at Real democracy. Direct action, the main anarchist strategy, is explained at Direct action - definition.
7. Valuable additional information about the concept of anarchy and anarchism on the one hand, and what is not on the other, is found at The International Anarchist Tribunal (IAT), see the International and the Nordic branches, and Anarchism and Human Rights about law and order.
This is as mentioned just a summary of the research of the International Institute For Organization Research at Web IIFOR. See also the history of one of the most anarchistic countries in the world today at The Anarchy of Norway.
Anarchists at large are a) commune/communist anarchists regarding the long term aim, the anarchist ideal, b) individualist anarchists in individual matters and collectivist anarchists in collective matters, and social-individualist anarchists in practical libertarian policy of today, and c) anarcho-syndicalists in industrial and work matters, green/eco-anarchists regarding environmental questions, and anarcha-feminists in gender matters.
The above mentioned pages have several words that are well known to highly educated people. However people at large are educated, but perhaps not highly enough? If you want to see the definition of a word or phrase used in this context, try first to search in the mentioned Web-files. Secondly, if you want more information, try the anarchist search engine powered by Google at www.anarchy.no. Third, if you have problems with understanding words that are not defined at the AIIS Web-pages, try, say, (click on) The Cambridge Dictionary .
If you, after doing the best to understand, still have problems learning the material, use the e-mail contact-link to AIUF/AU below on this Webpage for help. If you have questions about the research and/or want more results, click on a) IIFOR or b) use the e-mail contact-link to IIFOR, below.
Anarchy, anarchism and the different tendencies are a.o.t. based on dialog, and free -- matter of fact -- criticism. To achieve this, it is necessary to understand what it is all about. A minimum basic knowledge to be taken seriously in a debate on anarchy, anarchist(s), anarchism, libertarian, etc. is probably the material at the above mentioned links, i.e. a brief summary of the updated research front on anarchism. Good luck with the studies, analysis, discussion and feedback.
"Do not expect me to provide you with a system. My system is Progress, that is to say the need to work constantly toward discovering the unknown while the past is being exhausted." P. J. Proudhon wrote in a letter of December 1851. This does not mean anarchism is without system, it is a whole set of systems related to the economic-political map. Here the term "system" means just "the way things are decided", and thus practically certain a society must have a system or several systems, and a place on the economic-political map, EPM. This wide definition of systems includes chaotic systems, typically ochlarchy with rivaling polyarchy/oligarchy, and they are practically always connected to superiors and subordinates - significant, and are thus not anarchies. Narrowly defined, system includes order, and anarchies also have system in this sense. Related to the EPM the wide definition of system is relevant, and thus a chaotic system has a place on the map, i.e. outside the anarchist quadrant, although being without system narrowly defined.
This however means we, Proudhon, IIFOR and other anarchists, will 1. not provide you with a fixed, dogmatic system once and for all. 2. You are invited to improve the research front of anarchist systems while learning. 3. "Proudhon's system" at that time, as well as today's updated research front of anarchism, is a front of Progress: The research front, using the scientifical method of the natural sciences, is all of the time developing and improved as an accumulated capital of knowledge, consistent and with small -- and sometimes large -- breakthroughs and revolutions, in a progressive way. Join in to improve the research front while learning and feel free to send a comment to IIFOR, use the e-mailform to IIFOR below.
As a test to indicate your knowledge of the updated research front of anarchy and anarchism you may try to fill out the form and answering the questions at WHAT ARE YOUR MAIN POLITICAL AIMS?
NB! YOU MAY ALSO ANALYSE THE PRESENT, PAST AND/OR FUTURE ECONOMIC- POLITICAL SYSTEM OF YOUR COUNTRY OR ANOTHER ORGANIZATION BY ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS IN A RELEVANT WAY.
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