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on July 11, 2022 at 6:53 AM in lobby
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How do you enforce law without a monopoly on violence?
The consequence of violating another's liberty can be reparations, mediation, rehabilitation, ostracization, etc. In some situations, this won’t require any violence. Much of society could ostracize an individual for their criminal acts by refusing to associate and conduct business with them. In other situations laws may need to be enforced by an agency capable of enacting violence (for example counter-terror units) but being capable of enacting violence doesn’t require a monopoly on violence per say.