There is a Hungarian word fejetlenség, literally, having no head, in the state of having no head, meaning a situation where a state or an organisation is an unruly mess.
Is there an English expression for this?
gives many synonyms
but I did not find one that uses this way of expression
a figurative one
is there one?
UPDATE: unruly mess itself might be close, as
says unruly is "unwilling to submit authority", in my words: disobedience
but what I want to emphasize is that there is no authority, not that people rebel against it