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Synonyms for authoritarian

Synonyms for authoritarian

characterized by or favoring absolute obedience to authority

one who imposes or favors absolute obedience to authority

Synonyms for authoritarian

a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner

characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule

expecting unquestioning obedience

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New research in Public Opinion Quarterly identifies what could be a significant factor fueling this rise: Americans' authoritarian tendencies.
The good news for eco-authoritarians' position is that when pursued consistently, political repression does seem to work quite well at achieving its purposes: suppressive, uncompromising authoritarian regimes have demonstrated an often terrifying ability to insulate themselves from the wills of their constituents.
Or, to turn the question around: is it still obvious that the most important cause behind antisemitism is still the Authoritarian Syndrome?
Not all of the predicted interactions were statistically significant, but there was a strong tendency for authoritarians who perceived a large distance between themselves and the major political parties to demonstrate more racism against African Americans.
Its value will be primarily for those who want a well-organized and well-argued response to religious fundamentalists and authoritarians.
Coercive authoritarian leadership uses force to maintain control.
Destructiveness and cynicism, with their vilification of the human, were considered, probably correctly, decided traits of rightist authoritarians in 1950.
The results show that, especially in poor countries during economic crisis, democracies increase the allocation of resources to social programs relative to authoritarian regimes.
There's much more to 'The Authoritarians,' including 'seven deadly shortfalls of authoritarian thinking.
In fact, we have been terrified of the art of the authoritarian states because we fear that its power may seduce us.
The Financial Times recently observed that in China's "efforts to build soft power outside its borders," the country "needs to tread more lightly and take a more reciprocal and less authoritarian approach.
Religious fundamentalists 'are highly likely to be authoritarian followers.
But the emergence of this ads also reflects the fact that its members gravitate toward authoritarian policies.
David Solnit (San Francisco: City Lights, 2004), 347-60; Chris Crass, 'But We Don't Have Leaders: Leadership Development and Anti Authoritarian Organizing', Infoshop.
Altemeyer says it's "a scientifically established fact" that political, religious, and economic conservatives are High RWAS, and Dean concludes that our government "is run by an array of authoritarian personalities" who are "dominating, opposed to equality, desirous of personal power, amoral, intimidating .