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.

Source:
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)

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