autocratic


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Synonyms for autocratic

Synonyms for autocratic

characterized by or favoring absolute obedience to authority

Synonyms for autocratic

offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule

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If the incumbent ruler belongs to a highly entrenched autocratic regime, however, this effect is not binding and the ruler feels secure enough to adopt institutions of economic freedom.
Finally, democracy assistance practitioners should be committed and prepared to work with democrats abroad long after autocratic regimes have been overthrown.
In a slightly revised and significantly shortened version of his 2010 doctoral dissertation in political economy at the Free University of Berlin, Salhi develops a theoretical approach to predicting the life span of autocratic regimes based on the long-term economic determinants of regime change/survival, and the strategic interactions between the population and the incumbent.
The turmoil threatens the transition to democracy after the 2011 ouster of the autocratic president.
Institutional knowledge can also atrophy in un-free societies--such as those governed by autocratic political regimes--because the structure of human and social capital necessary for growth will decay.
The rioting is the starkest sign to date of the friction between Tunisia's secular establishment and Islamists who have been growing more assertive since the country's autocratic leader was ousted in a revolution six months ago.
The initiative includes projects to create independent cellphone networks and offer internet access inside foreign countries such as Libya, Syria and Iran, where autocratic regimes attempt to silence any dissent, the report added.
AK Party has become the most powerful democratic and political center against autocratic policies.
In Bahrain the autocratic ruling family invited in the troops of their equally autocratic Saudi neighbours, effectively sub-contracting the blood-letting to the Saudi''s with no hint of condemnation from British or American Governments and scarcely a word of condemnation in the media.
Protests against autocratic rulers sweeping the region have not spared usually tranquil Oman at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula whose Gulf Arab dynasty has long been backed by Washington
This book seeks to compare the effects on aggregate income of three forms of government, which William Niskanen labels as autocratic, democratic, and optimal.
As they age, it's possible that they will become more autocratic.
It would be better to wait for Paul Martin and see whether he is prepared to change the feminist, secularist ideology, and the autocratic behaviour of Jean Chretien's government, for a more moderate and more pro-family stand.
However, the consensus style of leadership isn't exclusive to women, said Archdeacon Clay, and some women can also be autocratic.
Although this kind of education was appropriate for autocratic kingdoms, empires, and feudal fiefdoms that were constantly at war, it is not appropriate for a democratic and more peaceful society.