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Synonyms for authoritarianism

a political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule

Synonyms for authoritarianism

a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc

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At the turn of this century, the Assad regime in consecutive steps moved to rebuild its reign of accumulation, but without altering its authoritarian character.
It would be the first visit of the Belarusian strongman to Lithuania after a period of several years, when he was banned from entering the EU because of the authoritarian character of his regime.
Though they wished to resist the government, the revolutionary war was no longer an option for them due to the increasingly authoritarian character of Colombian guerrilla movements.
The main reason for this is to be found in the authoritarian character of most of the existing regimes in the region.
The Fat Controller, Sir Topham, who in the books is a pretty grumpy, unlikeable, grandiloquent and authoritarian character, is a much kinder man in the ideally portly Percy Copley, even though he occasionally reminded me of the granddad from the Scouse sitcom Bread in his diction.
Globalization might be impacting the state, but there is no clear evidence to indicate that this phenomenon is helping to transform or dilute the authoritarian character of the state.
In the 1960s and 1970s a handful of people, including me, were warning about the endless difficulties ahead because of the huge backlog of maintenance and the authoritarian character of management.
From this perspective, Goldhagen's failure to fulfill any but the first criterion stems from his refusal to deal with the authoritarian character of Nazi culture.
The party's authoritarian character meant that Aberhart and Manning played the major role in determining who was employed by the party and who spoke for it.
The Mayor's flamboyantly gelid and authoritarian character makes it easy to blame him for this situation.