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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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In Chapter 7, Law counters the idea of authoritarians that the last 50 years have been morally bad, by noting the advances in race relations, the status of women, and an increased concern for the environment.
Its value will be primarily for those who want a well-organized and well-argued response to religious fundamentalists and authoritarians.
We can discern four recognizable leadership styles and their resulting effects on followers: coercive authoritarian, benevolent authoritarian, consultative, and collaborative.
Coercive authoritarian leadership uses force to maintain control.
This is one of the few mentions of the way many famous Modern architects were prepared to lick the boots of dictators and authoritarian regimes in the inter-war periods (and in the occupied countries during the Second World War).
policy toward authoritarian regimes for the reasons the United States has so regularly set aside its commitment to liberalism/democracy.
According to Schmitz, a preference for order and stability, a sharp anti-Communist orientation, and the desire to protect the trade and investments of the United States combined to convince many policy makers that support for some authoritarian regimes was in the national interest of the United States.
So it is not at all surprising that when the authoritarian regimes of the inter-war period became concerned to impose their will on the arts (as they were on all aspects of life) most artists were delighted.
This vacuum is threatening the already weak structure of international governance and allowing authoritarian regimes to sense that their hour has come.
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 .