authoritarian state

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Synonyms for authoritarian state

a government that concentrates political power in an authority not responsible to the people

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The Abe administration's treatment of journalists is worthy of an authoritarian state, not the liberal democracy Japan is supposed to be.
They assert that the deep and wide authoritarian state is back with a vengeance - otherwise why free a toppled dictator while a legitimately elected president is removed.
Greenwald Partner falsely detained as Terrorist: How to Create a Dictatorship How to turn a democracy into a STASI authoritarian state in 10 easy steps.
It is easy to talk about "the return to the pre-January 25" stage and the resumption by the authoritarian state of its usual behavior.
If the EU doesn't raise these cases with Saudi officials this weekend, its silence will look like craven compliance with the rights abuses of an authoritarian state.
He said Pakistan is entering a democratic state from an authoritarian state.
There will come a time when their commercial and national interests align and contrast with China - say, over the abuse of their products by an authoritarian state - and they [technology companies] will coordinate their efforts with their governments on both diplomatic and technical levels," claim the authors.
The best case would be Singapore, the most economically developed authoritarian state.
Although the report did its best to soft-pedal Vietnam's abuses, it nevertheless reported, "The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is an authoritarian state ruled by a single party, the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).
This would safeguard the independence of the police and law enforcement services: a bulwark against the authoritarian state centralism of recent years.
The humanist goal must therefore be, not technocracy, nor theocracy, not the omnipotent and authoritarian state, nor the welfare state, nor the consumption economy, but the fulfillment society.
Professor Stephen Holmes at New York University wrote in 1997 that a weak state can be as repressive as a classic authoritarian state.
The author examines the ways in which a new regime authenticates its right to govern after a violent authoritarian state makes a constitutional power transition impossible.
In addition to the cabinet reshuffle, Tunisia is aiming to set up a council of "wise men" to guide the country to democracy from the authoritarian state run by Ben Ali.
Despite North Korea's identity as an authoritarian state with economic activity supposedly controlled by the government, private business and corrupt and illegal activities are emerging as the dominant ways of getting ahead throughout the country.