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Authoritarianism

Authoritarianism   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,180 words

While authority refers to legitimate power, authoritarianism is associated with “arbitrary,” illegitimate authority. Nondemocratic regimes share the following characteristics: those

authoritarianism

authoritarianism   Reference library

Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
120 words

Government distinguished by a high degree of state power and discretion and, most often, the absence of procedures for popular

authoritarianism

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
43 words

System of government that concentrates power in the hands of one person or small group of people not responsible to

Authoritarianism

Authoritarianism   Reference library

Juan J. Linz

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,229 words
While “authority” refers to legitimate power, “authoritarianism” is associated with “arbitrary,” illegitimate authority. Nondemocratic regimes share the following characteristics: those ... More
Authoritarianism

Authoritarianism   Reference library

PÁdraig Carmody

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
2,489 words
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Authoritarianism is a system of government centered on the strict subjection of citizens to the authority of the state. Authoritarian states limit individual autonomy and circumscribe ... More

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