The authoritarian-corruption nexus is the growing convergence of licit and illicit state and non-state actors that facilitates and launders the profits of illegal activity reinforcing the strength and survival of authoritarian
systems of governance everywhere.
More recently, authoritarian
leaders have rarely abolished liberal democracy overnight.
The Financial Times recently observed that in China's "efforts to build soft power outside its borders," the country "needs to tread more lightly and take a more reciprocal and less authoritarian
approach." In a recent commentary, Nye makes the similar observation that "China could generate more soft power if it would relax some of its tight party control over civil society." The same could be said of Russia and other countries with governments that prioritise state control over openness, independent culture, and civil society - all of which are crucial ingredients of soft power.
Setting aside the issue of whet her the questions measure learned cultural dispositions or innate temperament, they do enable researchers to assess the authoritarian
values held by respondents.
Also, as Altemeyer (1999) suggests, authoritarians
may be both fearful and low in self-awareness.
Chapter 3 addresses the different methodologies employed by those that would endorse a more authoritarian
approach to moral education.
The benevolent authoritarian
cares for people but is caught between caring and being threatened by opposition, especially as differences develop.
One of the most influential but controversial of these classics was The Authoritarian
"The Politics of Transition in Latin America." In Authoritarians
and Democrats: Regime Transition in Latin America, ed.
As free societies work to uphold the impartial rule of law in a global economy, authoritarians
increasingly depend upon transnational networks of non-state actors, enablers within democracies, and outright theft in order to obtain the goods necessary for survival.
And many of its authoritarian
allies are weakening, as those countries find that they have less in common ideologically with America than with its revisionist rivals.
In the latest SWS survey on the matter (March 2018), 60 percent of those satisfied with PRRD's performance were Committed Democrats, while only 18 percent were Conditional Authoritarians
. Those dissatisfied with him, on the other hand, had 61 percent Committed Democrats and 21 percent Conditional Authoritarians