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or au·tar·chy  (ô′tär′kē)
n. pl. au·tar·kies or au·tar·chies
1. A policy of national self-sufficiency and nonreliance on imports or economic aid.
2. A self-sufficient region or country.

[Greek autarkeia, self-sufficiency, from autarkēs, self-sufficient : auto-, auto- + arkein, to suffice.]

au·tar′kic (-kĭk), au·tar′ki·cal (-kĭ-kəl) adj.
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Adj.1.autarkic - of countries; not relying on imports
independent - free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"
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In China, the results were similar, as the political embrace of Communism meant going autarkic and giving the state a massive role in the economy.
Mao's massive development projects attempted to integrate China's provinces into an autarkic system of national production and national defense.
This integration has been enabled by the breakdown of the communist style autarkic command economies and subsequent global domination of the belief in neo-liberal understanding of economic management (Rupert, 2000: 42-64) (7) a belief still held despite the financial meltdown of 2008/09.
which is higher than the Home autarkic wage inequality [(1 - [beta])/[beta]](L/H), but lower than the Foreign one, [(1 - [beta])/[beta]](L/[H.
A firm (which those authors interpret to be a bank) can improve on autarkic production by pooling its investors' risks of idiosyncratic shocks to their respective preferences.
This contrasts sharply with the autarkic trade regime of the 1970s.
Such a notion may exist in an autarkic Soviet Union, but not in the globally plugged in America.
has prophesied the advent of an autarkic society that would obtain its energy almost solely from the life force of its own members: They could be sacrificed in a ritual or a more simply practical manner for the survival of the group, which in any case is limited in numbers and always at the edge of subsistence, like those tribes reduced to a few nasty, dirty, unpleasant individuals described by Claude Levi-Strauss in Tristes Tropiques.
c) the third principle is the principle of international cooperation of states in the field of minority rights; he postulates a firm accession of all countries of the world to a set of general principles recognized, corresponding to a certain standard recognized worldwide, excluding the plano those autarkic or exclusive positions, "the rejection" of any concerns from the international community about the situation of minorities.
Yet the deeply ingrained dichotomy between open-ended global warfare and autarkic solitude endures, with even the mildest proposals for retrenchment or partial demilitarization evoking new scare-mongering.
97) Although Bemberg's BiZ ads all but disappeared after 1932, rayon would be pressed into service under National Socialism as a means to its autarkic ends.