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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It's not surprising that an authoritarian society prefers to spin, threaten and manipulate individual journalists than to allow their people to communicate with the world outside its borders.
Many of us will find these aspects of authoritarianism familiar, because we have just emerged from an authoritarian society or backsliding into one.
Among many Asian societies, Taiwan stands out as a shining example of successful transition from a traditional and authoritarian society to a modern and democratic one, marked by the historic turning point referred to as the End of Martial Law in 1987.
from Brazil: Mito fundador e sociedade autoritaria (89-95), she aptly draws correlations between Brazil's colonial framework and its post-colonial makeup as an authoritarian society, linking public and private spheres.
More poignantly, Sanders identified four main dynamics driven by President Trump that he believes are moving the US towards a more authoritarian society.
However, rather like Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind, Madeline finds her society debut overwhelmed by larger events, including warfare, poverty, and the breakdown of an authoritarian society built on the backs of slave laborers.
Set in a dystopian near-future, an authoritarian society is at war with Pregnant.
There are two main threads to the story, the first being the way that the families survive in the oppressive authoritarian society surrounding them; the second is how they become involved in the Motherland's plan to pressurize neighbouring countries by pretending to have landed on the Moon, and having based weapons there.
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.
Brian Whitaker claims that family in that sense may be the microcosm of the authoritarian society with the father as a ruler, along with the tender but silent mother and subdued children.
I think that one lesson for any journalist working in a closed authoritarian society like Russia is that it's a little bit like a war zone.
The authoritarian society does not tolerate the views that are egalitarian, pluralistic and liberal where as a democratic society does.