Craig Calhoun blurbs Anarchy as Order: The History and Future of Civic Humanity, a new book by Mohammed A. Bamyeh that “presents the concept of anarchy—‘unimposed order’—as the most humane and stable form of order in a chaotic world”:

<br />Civil society has been at the forefront of global thinking for a generation, and more recently conceptions of anarchy have gained attention. These two conceptual frameworks are linked by a notion of social self-regulation, yet too few theorists have helped us understand the connection. In a book that should have many readers, Mohammed Bamyeh brings this connection out in a thoughtful, clear, and timely way.

— Craig Calhoun, President, Social Science Research Council

Visit the Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. website for more information about this new book.