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Authoritarian

A person who believes in or is involved with a political or economic system characterized by submission to authority, whether it is a person, party, or class. In an authoritarian society, the individuals exist to serve the state or ruling power. The 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 offer greater impetus for long-term economic growth, although authoritarian counterexamples exist.
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Psychologist Karen Stenner and New York University business professor Jonathan Haidt argue that authoritarianism "is no momentary madness.
In the final chapter, Harford Vargas gives significant attention to the recurring historical connection between authoritarianism and heteropatriarchy.
Most scholars have centered their debates during and after the Arab Uprisings/Spring/Revolts either on the possibility of the fulfilment of democratization or the perpetuation/resilience of authoritarianism in the MENA region; this, however, does not differentiate the conceptual dichotomy of both processes.
The group also underscored the need to "organize and institute activities that would commemorate and celebrate the Diliman Commune, as the UPD community's courageous stance against authoritarianism and fascism and reclaim the symbolic meaning of the "Diliman Republic" as a haven for responsible free speech and deliberative democracy" and to designate September 21 as UP's special day of remembrance of the "Filipino people's unity in the fight for freedom against tyranny."
Senator Makarfi one of the PDP presidential hopefuls considers this assault on a respected national leader, a former Federal Minister and a nonagenarian as callous and further evidence of the descent of the country into the abyss of authoritarianism and police state.
More shocking than Trump as president is that so many congressional Republicans are actually cowed by his blatant authoritarianism, his apparent disdain for our republican form of government, his overt and aggressive racism, his disregard and total disrespect for the rule of law.
For the world is currently struggling to contain the growing surge of authoritarianism and political upheaval -- from Donald Trump to Brexit to the emergence of the 'alt-right' and the global rise of political repression.
I don't believe that people around the world favor authoritarianism. They prefer a voice in government.
It thus cannot draw on the moral resources of its heritage to counter the challenge of authoritarianism, which has the advantage of recognizing the value of social discipline.
However, this is where the comparison between him and former President Ferdinand Marcos ends as their versions of authoritarianism are situated under different societal, political and economic conditions.
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