Authoritarian Society

Authoritarian Society

A society characterized by political and/or economic submission to an authority, whether it is a person, party, or class. In an authoritarian society, the individuals exist to serve the state or ruling clique. The power having authority may rule arbitrarily; that is, it is not bound by its own laws. This concept is opposed to democracy, individualism, and the rule of law. Democratic societies are thought to possess more impetus for long term economic growth, although authoritarian counterexamples exist.
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The series focuses on the classic novel "Fahrenheit 451," by Ray Bradbury, which depicts an authoritarian society in which books are outlawed.
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One series included in both of these earlier exhibitions, "Handshake," 1981, a group of paintings with a handprint motif that the artist distributed to family and friends, embedded a statement of solidarity within a formal motif; each symbolized the profound significance in an authoritarian society of even so simple a gesture of physical connection as a handshake.
The authoritarian society does not tolerate the views that are egalitarian, pluralistic and liberal where as a democratic society does.
Tang describes the special features of the authoritarian society of post-Mao China through a metaphor of "an upside-down funnel," in that "the top of the power center is slightly flattened due to the replacement of the supreme leader by the small group of top leaders, while the channel of interest articulation at the top remains narrow.
Aguirre concludes that from the beginning, a system of corruption, negotiation and arbitrary violence thwarted criminologists' programs of prisoner rehabilitation and that this system in many ways reflected how power and domination were exercised and contested in Peru's authoritarian society as a whole.
Wright was very far from being a fascist, but his ideal rural community bears uncanny similarity to the very authoritarian society portrayed by Thomas More in Utopia.
The plant that provides the blue color Kira needs as she dyes threads is not easily found; it is outside of the authoritarian society in which she survives.
It's hard to imagine them all having equality of power, because if it were an authoritarian society some people would have to be telling others what to do, but conceivably that could be distributed in an egalitarian way.
The technology is increasingly in place for a rapid turnaround to an authoritarian society.
At one level the book under review documents how people in Egypt deal with the insecurity which comes from political exclusion in a largely authoritarian society.
Basing his discussion on the premise that there is a "gradual and cyclical development of worldwide constitutional process," Medushevsky (comparative constitutional law and political science, Higher School of Economics, Russia) explores the historical development of Russian constitutionalism during the Tsarist, Soviet, and contemporary eras and compares it to other countries' experiences with transition from traditional authoritarian society to contemporary democratic values.