ah ha! yes. chatGPT ‘gets’ where I’m going.
“disregarding economic policy, what might be considered voluntarist-protectionist states?”
A voluntarist-protectionist state can also refer to political systems that prioritize individual freedom and autonomy while also providing protection for individual rights and resources. In this sense, voluntarist-protectionist states may be similar to liberal democracies, where the state protects individual rights and freedoms through a system of laws and institutions, while also allowing individuals the freedom to pursue their interests and goals. However, this concept is not limited to liberal democracies, as other political systems, such as certain forms of socialism or even anarchism, could be considered voluntarist-protectionist if they prioritize individual freedom and autonomy while also providing protection for individual rights and resources.