authoritarian state

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Noun1.authoritarian state - 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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However, authoritarian state capitalism ultimately becomes inflexible, unimaginative, and disastrously corrupt.
government officials have "strong concerns about any technology product that takes American data into the territory of an authoritarian state that permits its intelligence services to have unfettered access to that data or otherwise abuses that access."
The state-run media outlets have reported 116 outbreaks of ASF across China since August of last year, but many experts suspect that the actual epidemic is far worse than the authoritarian state will officially acknowledge.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a tweet, today, said that ahead of Narendra Modi's visit, the authoritarian state had pressed panic buttons and tightened control as cordon and search operations were conducted even in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar.
The AL government is not fully authoritarian yet, but I see no reason to think it might now stop in its movement toward a fully authoritarian state. And it will be an unusual one--the only one I can think of without an ideology.
We are rapidly becoming an authoritarian state with little respect for fundamental rights.
The US, with a debt of almost $21.2 trillion, can afford not to notice fluctuations in the tens of billions of dollars by an authoritarian state's damage control efforts and attempts to get away from the dollar.
"Firstly is torture by public officials, such as to extract information or confessions, which from my experience most Islamic countries totally agree (should be stopped) as it is a sign of an authoritarian state,
It also discusses the way countries operate; for example, China is described as an authoritarian state as it tolerates almost anything except criticism of the party.
But now, most of those Europeans are gone because they are angry with Turkey for what appears to be a lurch away from democracy to an authoritarian state under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, complained carpet seller Oscar Raci, 43, who had gone 10 days without a single buying customer.
Big Brother was and remains a metaphor for an authoritarian state. The significance of the novel lies in the fact that even today when the world is by and large under the spell of globalisation and triumph of capitalism, states are virtually operating in the manner as Orwell had shown in the novella.