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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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But in a political system defined by the open-closed divide, the two sides disagree about which is which: It is always the other who seeks a closed society.
The excuse that Cyprus is a conservative and closed society and is not ready to proceed with this specific measure must not prevail," the letter said.
BCCI has always worked as a closed society, but now it seems that the insinuations that all its dealings are not above board have more than a semblance of truth.
Globally, Saudi Arabia has a reputation as a closed society.
The MP stressed that the problems in Turkey are leading to a more closed society, one that is not as open and is lacking freedom of the press, and is also trying to limit communication on social media.
Many wonder if they'll be punished for hitting the open road in such a closed society.
When Japan was a fairly closed society, it developed a fairly idiosyncratic culture in that period [1600-1900].
They view the agency world as some kind of closed society, which, if only they could become a member of, they would be set.
A former editor at the Wall Street Journal editorial page, Kirkpatrick does the kind of work that many human-rights activists don't: reporting on a closed society.
The problem not only in Bulgaria but even in Romania is the transformation from closed society to open society, and from closed community to open university community.
He wants to change Britain from a closed society in which people know their place to an open one where people CHOOSE their place.
The portraits of these young women in desperate straits throws a revealing light on the impoverished margins of Iranian society, providing truly remarkable insight on the underbelly of what is, for Westerners at least, a largely closed society, its flaws seldom so exposed.
Silencing dissent is an act of cowardice and is one way from my perspective Israel has de-legitimized itself to become a militaristic and closed society.
Summary: NEW YORK: Early on in the film "Iran: Voices of the Unheard," an aging revolutionary sets the tone for the documentary about secular Iranians fighting to survive in a closed society.