Mutual aid (19TH CENTURY)

Theory of beneficient anarchism described by Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921).

Mutual assistance amongst members of the same species is as natural as competition. The species – and by implication the societies – that have prospered and will prosper are those characterized by such voluntary support amongst their members rather than by conflict or competition.

David Miller, Anarchism (London, 1984)

Mutual aid may refer to:

  • Mutual aid (organization theory), a tenet of organization theories entailing a voluntary reciprocal exchange of resources and services for mutual benefit
  • Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution, a book detailing the role of mutual aid in the evolution of animals and humans by anarchist philosopher Peter Kropotkin
  • Mutual aid (emergency services), an agreement between emergency responders
  • Mutual aid, an element of social work with groups
  • Mutual aid society, an organization formed for the benefit of members
  • Billion Dollar Gift and Mutual Aid: Canada’s gift of $4 billion to Britain in the Second World War

2 thoughts on “Mutual aid (19TH CENTURY)

  1. Alonzo Roddenberry says:

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