authoritarianism authoritarianism  /ə ˌθɔ rə ˈtɛ ri ə ˌnɪ zəm/


  • (n) a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)


  1. Even with Mahathir gone, Asian authoritarianism is alive and kicking.
  2. They fought to be free from imperial authoritarianism and were often inspired by Western democracy.
  3. Sometimes, authoritarianism can't help itself.


  1. Analysis: Divided EU in a bind over Hungary's 'erring' Orban

    By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe is in a bind over what to do about Hungary and a feeling that the former Soviet satellite is drifting back towards authoritarianism under Prime Minister Viktor Orban. In the next few weeks the European Union's parliament and executive are due to pass judgment on changes to Hungary's new constitution along with the Council of Europe, a broader body that ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. As Protests Continue in Turkey, Ethicist Outlines Link Between Religion and Authoritarianism

    Many have differing views about how and why the protests in Turkey are continuing with such ferocity. Most of these are focusing on the authoritarian development of the government and the restrictions on the liberty of people - but Robert Johnson, author of 'Rational Morality - a Science of Right and Wrong' (Dangerous Little Books) says we shouldn't forget that authoritarianism is a necessary ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb

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  1. Delivering the eulogy, Mr Han said Mr Roh had "spent his life fighting for human rights, democracy and the end of authoritarianism".
    on May 28, 2009 By: Han Seung-soo Source: BBC News

  2. But Harper denounced the "return to the syndrome of economic nationalism, political authoritarianism and class warfare" while insisting it is "utter nonsense" to suggest developing countries must choose between Venezuela's or America's political...
    on Jul 18, 2007 By: Stephen Harper Source: Toronto Star

  3. "I knew him in the difficult years when we fought to overcome authoritarianism and re-conquer democracy," Silva said in a statement. "I had a great respect and warmth for him."
    on Apr 30, 2007 By: Lula da Silva Source: Forbes

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