authoritarian regime

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Noun1.authoritarian regime - a government that concentrates political power in an authority not responsible to the people
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
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While we have emphasized its uniquely potent contribution to authoritarian durability, state power affects other authoritarian regime dynamics as well.
SYRIAN security forces fired live bullets and tear gas on pro-democracy demonstrations across the country yesterday, killing at least 40 people - including a young boy - as the uprising against President Bashar Assad's authoritarian regime defied a deadly security crackdown, witnesses said.
The month-long protest movement in Syria has steadily gathered momentum as tens of thousands of people demand sweeping reforms in Assad's authoritarian regime.
Hard-liners' in the authoritarian regime fear for their long-term positions; this had led to a reaction and repression which again restricted the sphere where counterarguments can be brought forward.
The Chinese Nationalists are reluctant, however, to disclose the fact that their type of secular Confucianism also served as the anti-Marxist underpinnings of Chiang Kai-Shek's authoritarian regime.
Akdoy-an denied that anyone is under pressure from the government and added that accusations of the government becoming an authoritarian regime are merely the result of public perception being manipulated.
EGYPTIAN ACTIVIST TO OBAMA: AT LEAST HAVE THE DECENCY TO STOP VOICING SUPPORT FOR MORSI Indeed, the stances of your administration have given political cover to the current authoritarian regime in Egypt and allowed it to fearlessly implement undemocratic policies and commit numerous acts of repression.
The papers first discuss the political and economic weaknesses of the authoritarian regime.
There are those who argue that elections are a curse to authoritarianism due to the fact that citizens can remove an authoritarian regime through elections.
Bulgaria is a success story in the transition from an authoritarian regime to democracy and could help countries in the Arab World, stated US State Secretary Hillary Clinton in Sofia.
Dollfuss installed an authoritarian regime in Austria after coming to power in 1932 but also staunchly opposed its annexation to Nazi Germany under Hitler.
In my point of view, a rigid distinction between democracy and authoritarianism creates a big trap--namely, that everything which is not democratic must be authoritarian, and that any time an authoritarian regime is toppled, what must follow it is democracy.