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n. pl. mob·oc·ra·cies
1. Political control by a mob.
2. The mass of common people as the source of political control.

mob′o·crat (mŏb′ə-krăt′) n.
mob′o·crat′ic adj.
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Sardar Patel will continue to re-invoke along with the Gandhi's Legacy the still under-articulated democratic motifs like the clash between the National integration Vs Regional autonomy, Centralization Vs Postnational decentralization, public sphere Vs counterpublic spheres, secular Vs anti secular, constitutional Vs congregational, and Democratic Ideals Vs Mobocratic pressures.
Thus, then, by the operation of this mobocratic spirit, which all must admit, is now abroad in the land, the strongest bulwark of any Government, and particularly of those constituted like ours, may effectually be broken down and destroyed--I mean the attachment of the People.
Her study is a historically focused one, limited to the study of American authors from the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth century and ostensibly centered on authors who had a vested interest (intellectual or otherwise) in the emergent sociocultural tension between individual republican will and mobocratic groupthink.