Bruce L. Benson: Scholar of Anarchism

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 15:14:15 MST

Quite a number of times, I've cited Bruce L. Benson's _The Enterprise of
Law: Justice Without the State_. Aside from this book, which I highly
recommend, Benson has also done a lot of scholarly papers. A few of
these are online at his web site:

Of particular note to past discussions are his "Law Without the State:
The Merchant Courts of Medieval Europe" and "Privately Produced General
Deterrence." Both of these are available at his site. (Sadly, I have
not found his "An Economic Theory of the Evolution of Governance and the
Emergence of the State" (from _Review of Austrian Economics_ 12(2)
[1999]) online.)

I thought this might be a fine resource for those interested in his work
and libertarian anarchism in general.


Daniel Ust

"... the goal for all art... is to explain to the artist himself and to
those around him what man lives for, what is the meaning of his
existence. To explain to people the reason for their appearance on this
planet; or if not to explain, at least to pose the question." - Andrey
Tarkovsky, _Sculpting in Time: Reflections on the Cinema_

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