authoritarianism

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au·thor·i·tar·i·an

 (ə-thôr′ĭ-târ′ē-ən, ə-thŏr′-, ô-)
adj.
1. Characterized by or favoring absolute obedience to authority, as against individual freedom: an authoritarian regime.
2. Tending to tell other people what to do in a peremptory or arrogant manner. See Synonyms at dictatorial.

au·thor′i·tar′i·an n.
au·thor′i·tar′i·an·ism n.

authoritarianism

1. the habit of conduct, thought, and speech expressing total submission to rigid principles and rules.
2. the principles and views of the rule maker. — authoritarian, n., adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.authoritarianism - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)authoritarianism - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
autocracy, autarchy - a political system governed by a single individual
police state - a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)

authoritarianism

noun
A political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule:
Translations

authoritarianism

[ˌɔːθɒrɪˈtɛərɪənɪzəm] Nautoritarismo m

authoritarianism

[ɔːˌθɒrɪˈtɛəriənɪzəm] nautoritarisme m

authoritarianism

nAutoritarismus m

authoritarianism

[ɔːˌθɒrɪˈtɛərɪənɪzm] n (Pol) → autoritarismo
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When all these powers are concentrated [in one branch], then authoritarianism and totalitarianism are inevitable in the country.
Part one's final two chapters show how two late modernists, the sociologist David Riesnian and the psychoanalyst Norman Brown, differed from high modernists and paralleled Burke through their responses to authoritarianism and totalitarianism.
The readings are presented in chapters that parallel those of the aforementioned textbook, dealing with definitions and methodologies of comparative politics, the state, nations and society, political economy, authoritarianism and totalitarianism, democracy, advanced democracies, communism and post-communism, less-developed and newly industrializing countries, globalization, and political violence.