In politics, centrism or the centre is a political ideology that supports a balance of social hierarchy and social equality. Centrism goes against both left-wing politics and right-wing politics. The label is used for political parties, organizations and groups that believe in centrism like the Australian Democrats. Centrism is also usually associated with centre-left and centre-right political ideologies because they are close in left-right politics.
Examples of centrist political ideologies are Christian Democracy or Liberalism.