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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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The continent's Euroskeptic political parties, on both the left and the right, are holding up Putin's authoritarian nationalism as a model for the type of illiberal regime they would seek to establish should the EU dissolve.
Both extremes are born out of the same twentieth-century political culture that gave us authoritarian interpretations of just about every ideology: authoritarian Islamism, authoritarian nationalism, authoritarian socialism, and even, yes, authoritarian liberalism.
He didn't seem to realise that fascism is a form of authoritarian nationalism - the very thing he claims to support.
In essence, Russian culture is not so much fragmented, as your question has put it, but bifurcated: an inner desire for a more open and human rights-oriented society valuing the rule of law combined with an outward, inertial drift toward authoritarian nationalism.
Ying-shih Y[ddot{u}] is skeptical about these arguments and fears a revival of authoritarian nationalism on the mainland.
Payne distinguishes between "generic fascism" and other forms of authoritarian nationalism that all too often tend to be conflated.