Other Names:
Social anarchism

The ideal of anarchism is an extension of democracy and the ultimate in individualism. The practice of anarchy is usually equated with violence and total disruption.


Anarchism exists among minority and intellectual political movements and is especially notable in 'western' industrialized countries. It tends to increase in situations of civil or guerrilla warfare and to spread internationally because of the need to be supplied from outside sources (for example, the Baader-Meinhof terrorist group in Germany was supplied with arms and a car by a Zurich anarchist group).

Broader Problems:
Ideological conflict
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST