dynasticism

dynasticism

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a system of government in which the rulers are all drawn from the same family

dynasticism

1. a system of government in which a sequence of rulers is derived from the same family, group, or stock.
2. the reign of such a sequence. — dynast, dynasty, n.
See also: Government
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Ali Tareen, by all accounts, was not a poor choice of candidate for the PTI but the manner in which he was chosen smacked of precisely the same kind of dynasticism and nepotism the PTI attacks other parties for.
It is now up to Rahul Gandhi to prove or disprove Union minister Smriti Irani's quip about being a "failed dynast", but he is right about dynasticism being a fact of life in India - in politics, in films, in the corporate sector, in the legal profession - even if it is not something to gloat about.
Reducing the centrality in public life accorded to the paterfamilias by aristocracy and dynasticism, bourgeois republican thinkers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries would find it difficult to harness the patriarchal allegory of sovereignty to their political project.
A two-party political system copied from the United States degenerated into a dictatorship in the mid-1970s, and after the 1986 People Power Revolution further deteriorated into political dynasticism and 'balimbing' opportunism.
Most importantly, it has made a mockery of democracy as it has put in place a civilian autocracy where merit has been replaced by dynasticism, Mazari asserted.
The nature of the malady may vary from one to the other-- from corruption and inefficiency to communalism, dynasticism and criminalisation, there is the whole gamut of ills to take your pick from-- but all parties are almost equally compromised by the power game, willing to go to any lengths to win power or retain it.
Renaissance dynasticism and apanage politics; Jacques de Savoie-Nemours, 1531-1585.
Brady concludes, "territorial dynasticism and imperial universalism were not opposed but complementary tendencies and motives.
73) But in the responses of European powers to these cases, it became clear that dynasticism, as a determinant of foreign policy, was under severe challenge by a more politically savvy calculation of state interests.
when,' as the historian Philip Mansel has written, 'the city was torn between contradictory forces: between dynasticism and nationalism; capitalism and the pre-industrial state; Islam and Christianity; the Russian army and the Royal Navy.
He has directed such attacks at Aquino who he has also tried to tie to Arroyo in terms of (in)competence and dynasticism.
It is, in effect, the formal endorsement of Colonel Gadhafi's second son as his successor through a process of republican dynasticism, thus ending the speculation of recent years over how the succession process in Libya is to be managed.