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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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The analytical trap is to assume that authoritarian governments, which suppress political pluralism and free expression in order to maintain power at home, would be inclined to act differently internationally.
Lee Morgenbesser, a researcher on authoritarian regimes in Southeast Asia at Australia's Griffith University, said 'Hun Sen's latest rhetoric flurry actually highlights the recent errors of his rule'.
On both sides, the more authoritarian picks a person made, the higher the probability that he or she would also identify as strongly partisan.
Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun said on Monday the ministry would push for the work of transitional justice according to the law, but the transformation of the memorial should avoid measures similar to those of the authoritarian government in the past.
Way, analyzes a total number of 35 competitive authoritarian cases in Eastern Europe, the Americas, the former Soviet Union, Asia and Africa in a time span from 1990 to 2008.
The main premise of the book is that the legacies of these authoritarian governments continue to have a significant impact on the nature of labour relations in these countries.
56 % of the adolescents perceived their fathers as authoritative followed by authoritarian and permissive 22% each.
The third insight stems directly from the existence, if hardly the flourishing, of opposition parties in competitive authoritarian regimes.
Terence Lee's Defect or defend takes on the difficult question of why some popular uprisings against authoritarian rule succeed and some don't.
When the armed forces choose to back civilian protestors over dictatorships, an authoritarian regime will find it impossible to survive, at least in its current form.
Items in the RWA are designed to measure conventionalism, submission to authority, and authoritarian aggression (e.
Here is the irony: Some NATO members are typical authoritarian regimes.
Tehran / NINA / The adviser of the Iranian Supreme Leader for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati confirmed that the authoritarian brought the policy of the proxy war by Takfiri groups to fight on behalf of the United States in the Muslim world, stressing that the global power and the Zionist regime are planted by Israel, and directed a blow to the Islamic nation through occupying Palestine.
Perilous Partners: The Benefits and Pitfalls of America's Alliances With Authoritarian Regimes
Authoritarian parenting can lead to anxiety, depression, and somatization (when a person has physical symptoms, but no physical cause can be found) in Mexican-American and Dominican-American children aged four to six, according to a study by Esther Calzada, professor of social work at the University of Texas, Austin.