implies not the complete chaos or absence of structure or rules, but rather than lack a of a central government that can enforce rules
Absence of government; the state of society where there is no law or supreme power; a state of lawlessness; political confusion.
Hence, confusion or disorder, in general.
The absence of a centralized international authority. (Mingst 5) Close Window
Absence of formal legal order; also the social context in which legitimate political authority does not exist.
a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)
The absence of government; lawlessness; in some cases political disorder
absence of a system of government and law
The absence of any authority; total individual freedom.
Lawlessness; condition of no government or ruling power. S. 548.
A controversial concept at the centre of the debate between realists who believe that the international system is anarchic and liberal institutionalists who argue that co-operation between states overcomes anarchy. Literally, anarchy refers to the absence of a central government or authority but is also used to imply disorder, confusion or chaos in the international system since there is no overarching global government and sovereign states reign supreme.
n. Absence or utter disregard of government.
the absence of an international authority (7) see also: global governance, international society back to: neoliberal institutionalism, security dilemma
No government at all. Anarchists believe that governments in general should be abolished and individuals should be left to freely organize themselves (or not).
confused state of society in which there is no government and no laws.
An unavoidable consequence of cutting back the size of government, namely, the utter chaos caused by hordes of former government employees running amok, rioting, looting, raping and pillaging.