English: Anarchism

This symbol is often used by anarchists. The "o" represents order, and the "a" represents anarchy. It means both go together.

Anarchism is a political belief that no government is supposed to exist. Anarchists also believe that participation should never be forced by other people. A major question in Anarchism is, "What is consent"? Anarchists often do not believe in the consent of the governed.

Anarchism is "a cluster of doctrines and attitudes centered on the belief that government is both harmful and unnecessary."[1][2] The word "anarchism" is from the Greek αναρχία, which means "without rulers", not "without rule"; it is also occasionally translated as "without government".

In the common language, the word anarchy is often used to describe chaos or anomie. However, anarchists usually do not want this. Rather, they define "anarchy" as a way of relations between people. They believe that, once put into place, these relations work on their own. Anarchists are usually opposed by the institutions they wish to topple.


Individual freedom, voluntary association, and opposition to the state are important beliefs of anarchism. There are also big differences between anarchist philosophies on things like whether violence can be used to bring anarchy; the best type of economy; the relationship between technology and hierarchy; the idea of equality; and the usefulness of some organization. The word "authority" is not clear, but anarchists are not against some types of authority (e.g. the authority of someone skilled in self-defence over someone that wants to learn self-defence), they are only against human domination.

There are many anarchists who reject capitalism and support socialism or communism (but in another sense, without a totalitarian state or power), they are called anarcho-socialists and anarcho-communists. Also, there are some people called anarcho-capitalists who oppose government, but support capitalism (but in another sense, neither corporatist government nor state capitalism), although many of them are okay with socialism between consenting participants, as long as they don't force them into the socialist system. Other anarchists say that they are not really anarchists, because anarchism is traditionally a socialist philosophy. Finally, there are "anarchists without adjectives" who hold that because people will be free in an anarchy to pursue voluntarily any economic structures they want (including communes, worker co-ops, and capitalist-owned firms).[3] Anarcho-socialists and anarcho-communists believe that people can voluntarily participate in socialist/communist systems without having to be forced to, unlike their authoritarian counterparts that believe everyone should be forced into their system whether they like it or not.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Anargisme
Alemannisch: Anarchismus
العربية: لاسلطوية
aragonés: Anarquismo
অসমীয়া: নৈৰাজ্যবাদ
asturianu: Anarquismu
azərbaycanca: Anarxizm
تۆرکجه: آنارشیسم
башҡортса: Анархизм
беларуская: Анархізм
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Анархізм
български: Анархизъм
bosanski: Anarhizam
brezhoneg: Anveliouriezh
буряад: Анархизм
català: Anarquisme
čeština: Anarchismus
Cymraeg: Anarchiaeth
dansk: Anarkisme
Deitsch: Anarchism
Deutsch: Anarchismus
eesti: Anarhism
Ελληνικά: Αναρχισμός
English: Anarchism
español: Anarquismo
Esperanto: Anarkiismo
estremeñu: Anarquismu
euskara: Anarkismo
فارسی: آنارشیسم
Fiji Hindi: Khalbali
føroyskt: Anarkisma
français: Anarchisme
Frysk: Anargisme
Gaeilge: Ainrialachas
galego: Anarquismo
گیلکی: آنارشيسم
한국어: 아나키즘
հայերեն: Անարխիզմ
हिन्दी: अराजकतावाद
hrvatski: Anarhizam
Ilokano: Anarkismo
Bahasa Indonesia: Anarkisme
interlingua: Anarchismo
italiano: Anarchismo
עברית: אנרכיזם
Basa Jawa: Anarkisme
къарачай-малкъар: Анархизм
ქართული: ანარქიზმი
қазақша: Анархизм
Kiswahili: Utawala huria
Кыргызча: Анархизм
Ladino: Anarkizmo
Latina: Anarchismus
latviešu: Anarhisms
Lëtzebuergesch: Anarchismus
лезги: Анархизм
lietuvių: Anarchizmas
Limburgs: Anarchisme
Lingua Franca Nova: Anarcisme
la .lojban.: nonje'asi'o
magyar: Anarchizmus
македонски: Анархизам
Malagasy: Anarsisma
मराठी: अराजकता
მარგალური: ანარქიზმი
مصرى: اناركيه
مازِرونی: آنارشیسم
Bahasa Melayu: Anarkisme
Mirandés: Anarquismo
монгол: Анархизм
မြန်မာဘာသာ: မင်းမဲ့ဝါဒီ
Nederlands: Anarchisme
日本語: アナキズム
norsk: Anarkisme
norsk nynorsk: Anarkisme
occitan: Anarquisme
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Anarxizm
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਅਰਾਜਕਤਾਵਾਦ
پنجابی: انارکی
Patois: Anaakizam
Piemontèis: Anarchism
polski: Anarchizm
português: Anarquismo
română: Anarhism
русиньскый: Анархізм
русский: Анархизм
саха тыла: Анархизм
Scots: Anarchism
shqip: Anarkizmi
slovenčina: Anarchizmus
slovenščina: Anarhizem
کوردی: ئەنارکیزم
српски / srpski: Анархизам
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Anarhizam
suomi: Anarkismi
svenska: Anarkism
Tagalog: Anarkismo
தமிழ்: அரசின்மை
татарча/tatarça: Анархизм
тоҷикӣ: Анархизм
Türkçe: Anarşizm
українська: Анархізм
اردو: نراج
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: ئانارخىزم
Vahcuengh: Vuzcwngfujcujyi
vèneto: Anarchismo
Võro: Anarkism
Winaray: Anarkismo
ייִדיש: אנארכיזם
Zazaki: Anarşizm
žemaitėška: Anarkėzmos