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Exercising unlimited authority or control over the actions of a group.
[G. autokratēs, ruling absolutely, fr. autos self, + krateō, to rule]
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Martin McGuire and Olson's "The Economics of Autocracy and Majority Rule"), Tullock's work on autocracies has not yet led to the flowering of research that this topic deserves.
When the realpolitik interests of Europe and the EU start to eclipse its democratic ideals, it becomes easier to put autocracy in place in Turkey.
He continued that there were not a partnership, but it was autocracy, and the authorities in Baghdad want to control everything, and this is unacceptable to us.
Srinivasan to open his eyes, given that he is blinded by autocracy, and realise that his activities remain in conflict with the interests of the game.
Kalimpong: Affirming that Darjeeling is part of West Bengal and it is inseparable, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday accused the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) of imposing an autocracy in the hills by forcibly organising shutdowns and warned that such action would not be tolerated.
Now they are torn between preferring some form of autocracy - say the head of the army taking over - and the potential for violence almost approaching civil war.
REGARDING Sandra Witter's letter in Wednesday's Coventry Telegraph (Letters May 22) you have the empathy and abhorrence of all Blue Card holders after your skirmish with the canons of parochial autocracy.
The essential lessons that all countries can draw from the events of the last two years is that autocracy as a mode of governance can no longer be acceptable to the public.
In brief news published in the same angle on Thursday's edition, President Hadi affirmed that such press angles are expression of a political approach devotes the autocracy and not democratic institutions' rule in which he along with all the national forces try to set up via the coming national dialogue conference.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday congratulated the party workers on the completion of first phase of the intra-party elections in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces, stating that the intra-party election had drawn a line between the believers of true democratic order and autocracy.
Izet Zeqiri from RDK made a comment that it would have been better if VMRO-DPMNE proposed a law which would forbid MPs to propose amendments which would confirm that there is autocracy in the Parliament.