Caesarism

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Cae·sar·ism

 (sē′zə-rĭz′əm)
n.
Military or imperial dictatorship; political authoritarianism.

Cae′sar·ist n.
Cae′sar·is′tic adj.
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Caesarism

(ˈsiːzəˌrɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an autocratic system of government. See also Bonapartism
ˈCaesarist n
ˌCaesarˈistic adj
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Cae•sar•ism

(ˈsi zəˌrɪz əm)

n.
absolute government; imperialism.
[1595–1605]
Cae′sar•ist, n. adj.
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Caesarism

the characteristics shown by a dictatorship or imperial authority. — Caesarist, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Caesarism - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)Caesarism - 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)
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The consolidation occurs when democracy "becomes the only game in town" (Linz, 1990: 156), when the particularism is not an important part of the regime, when is prevented any caesaristic, plebiscitarian Executive which erodes "the horizontal accountability" of powers, favours the generalized lack of control, authoritarian practices, and bias in favor of highly organized and economically powerful interests.
This violent stalemate periodically gave rise to military based dictators, who tried to rule above the warring factions and used export revenues to consolidate their own "Caesaristic" power.
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