Controversies within libertarianism
Libertarianism is variously defined by sources. There is no general consensus among scholars on the definition nor on how one should use the term as a historical category. Scholars generally agree tha...
Libertarian perspectives on abortion
Libertarians promote individual liberty and seek to minimize the role of the state. In the abortion debate some libertarians support legal access to abortion as part of their general support for indiv...
Libertarian perspectives on the death penalty
Most libertarians believe that the capital punishment (death penalty) is an extreme exertion of state power and is of little use in a free society, while it is of great use to a tyrannical government....
Libertarian perspectives on foreign intervention
Libertarian perspectives on foreign intervention started as a reaction to the Cold War mentality of military interventionism promoted by conservatives like William F. Buckley which had supplanted Old ...
Libertarian perspectives on immigration
The current Libertarian Party (US) Platform states that Libertarians are prepared to welcome refugees, and the LP works against discriminatory policies. In addition it states that a free market requir...
Libertarian perspectives on inheritance
Most libertarians believe individuals should have complete freedom of determination of their property's fate after death (once all open contracts have been settled). Therefore any degree of inheritan...
Libertarian perspectives on intellectual property
Libertarians have differing opinions on the validity of intellectual property.
The Libertarian Party of Canada takes "a moderate approach to patents and copyrights", calling for "a careful review ...
Libertarian perspectives on LGBT rights
Libertarian perspectives on LGBT rights illustrate how libertarian individuals and political parties have applied the libertarian philosophy to the subject of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (...
Libertarian perspectives on natural resources
There are differing views among libertarians regarding natural resources, especially land.Some libertarians view the use of natural resources by one person as a limitation on the equal rights of other...
Non-voting
Non-voting is a strategy employed by various radical libertarians and anarchists who wish to promote a free society yet who view voting to be either unethical or impractical.
In support for this n...
Libertarian perspectives on political alliances
Libertarian perspectives on political alliances vary greatly, with controversies among libertarians as to which alliances are acceptable or useful to the movement.Many libertarians are political allie...
Libertarian perspectives on revolution
Libertarian perspectives on revolution include the disparate views held by various libertarians on the desirability of creating fundamental change in power or organizational structures in a relatively...
Criticism of libertarianism
Criticism of libertarianism includes ethical, economic, environmental, and pragmatic concerns. Critics have claimed the political philosophy does not satisfy collectivist values, and that private pro...
Libertarian perspectives on capital punishment
Most libertarians believe that the capital punishment (death penalty) is an extreme exertion of state power and is of little use in a free society, while it is of great use to a tyrannical government....
Corporate statism
Corporate statism or state corporatism is a political culture and a form of corporatism whose adherents hold that the corporate group which is the basis of society is the state.As with other political...
Debates within libertarianism
Libertarianism is variously defined by sources. There is no general consensus among scholars on the definition nor on how one should use the term as a historical category. Scholars generally agree tha...
Statism in Shōwa Japan
Statism in Shōwa Japan (国家主義, Kokka Shugi) was a political syncretism of Japanese right-wing political ideologies, developed over a period of time from the Meiji Restoration. It is also someti...
Libertarianism and Objectivism
Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism has been and continues to be a major influence on the libertarian movement, particularly in the United States. Many libertarians justify their political views usin...
Consequentialism
Consequentialism is the class of normative ethical theories holding that the consequences of one's conduct are the ultimate basis for any judgment about the rightness or wrongness of that conduct. Thu...
The Californian Ideology
"The Californian Ideology" is a 1995 essay by English media theorists Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron of the University of Westminster. Barbrook describes it as a "critique of dotcom neoliberalism"...
Libertarian civil disobedience in the United States
Libertarian civil disobedience dates back at least as far as Henry David Thoreau, who was arrested for refusing to pay the poll tax. Dick Clark opines, "I do not think that most libertarians ought to ...
Bleeding-heart libertarianism
Bleeding-heart libertarianism, sometimes referred to as the Arizona School, is a libertarian political movement and ideology that focuses on the compatibility of support for civil liberties and free m...
Statism
In political science, Statism is the belief in the primacy of the State over the rights of the individual. Statism is effectively the opposite of anarchism and minarchism. Statism can take many forms...
Pournelle chart
The Pournelle chart, developed by Jerry Pournelle (in his 1963 political science Ph.D. dissertation), is a two-dimensional coordinate system which can be used to distinguish political ideologies. It i...
Minarchism
Minarchism (also known as minimal statism) is a political philosophy and a form of libertarianism. It is variously defined by sources. In the strictest sense, it holds that states ought to exist (as o...
Deontological ethics
Deontological ethics or deontology is the normative ethical position that judges the morality of an action based on the action's adherence to a rule or rules. It is sometimes described as "duty-" or "...
Statism and Anarchy
Statism and Anarchy (Russian: Государственность и анархия, Gosudarstvennost' i anarkhiia) was the last work by the Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin. Written in the summer of 1873, the key themes ...
Totalitarianism
Totalitarianism is a political system in which the state holds total authority over the society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life wherever possible.The concept of totalitaria...