Radical social welfare and anti-authoritarian mutual aid

  title={Radical social welfare and anti-authoritarian mutual aid},
  author={Joel Izlar},
  journal={Critical and Radical Social Work},
  • Joel Izlar
  • Published 1 November 2019
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Critical and Radical Social Work
Current social welfare systems of the Global North are now questioned and privatisation is seen as a viable alternative. This article explores how neoliberal conditions of austerity and privatisation have indirectly created systems of mutual aid that concurrently function as forms of protest, organising and social care. Written from a social-anarchist perspective, the article draws from organising case examples and my own experiences in anti-authoritarian community organising and radical… 
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