Anarchy

The condition of a society with no government. Some people think an anarchist society would result in lawlessness and chaos. Others, such as anarcho-capitalists, believe that private businesses would fill the void of government and provide the services that people need - including those traditionally thought of as essential government functions, like building roads and providing police and fire protection.

There is widespread disagreement among anarchists about what an anarchist society would look like. For example, some see it as a completely individualist society; others view it as a completely collectivist society. An overarching characteristic of anarchy, however, is that the people govern (or fail to govern) themselves. There is no political group in charge of making decisions for the masses. A potential problem with anarchy is that legal protection is not provided for patents, personal businesses or even corporations.


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  • Anarchy — • An absence of law Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Anarchy     Anarchy     † Catholic En …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Anarchy — Beschreibung A Journal of Desire Armed Fachgebiet Ph …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • anarchy — 1 Anarchy, anarchism overlap in their implications but are not synonyms because of differing denotations. Anarchy may denote a state or condition of society where there is no law or imposed order because social evolution has rendered these… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Anarchy — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Anarchy Álbum de Busta Rhymes Publicación 20 de junio de 2000 Grabación 2000 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Anarchy — An arch*y, n. [Gr. ?: cf. F. anarchie. See {Anarch}.] 1. Absence of government; the state of society where there is no law or supreme power; a state of lawlessness; political confusion. [1913 Webster] Spread anarchy and terror all around. Cowper …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anarchy — I noun absence of authority, breakdown of administration, chaos, confusion, discord, disobedience, disorder, disorderliness, disorganization, disregard, disunion, indiscipline, insubordination, insurgence, insurrection, interregnum,… …   Law dictionary

  • anarchy — (n.) 1530s, from Fr. anarchie or directly from M.L. anarchia, from Gk. anarkhia lack of a leader, the state of people without a government (in Athens, used of the Year of Thirty Tyrants, 404 B.C., when there was no archon), noun of state from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • anarchy — [n] lawlessness; absence of government chaos, confusion, disorder, disorganization, disregard, hostility, misrule, mob rule, nihilism, nongovernment, rebellion, reign of terror, revolution, riot, turmoil, unrest; concepts 29,674 Ant. lawfulness,… …   New thesaurus

  • anarchy — ► NOUN 1) a state of disorder due to lack of government or control. 2) a society founded on the principles of anarchism. ORIGIN Greek anarkhia, from an without + arkhos chief, ruler …   English terms dictionary

  • anarchy — [an′ər kē, an′är΄kē] n. pl. anarchies [Gr anarchia: see ANARCH] 1. the complete absence of government 2. political disorder and violence; lawlessness 3. disorder in any sphere of activity …   English World dictionary

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