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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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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.
Arguably, this is one of its advantages: it promises a more flexible approach than the traditional dualism of "autocracy and society."
Liam Jones knows Autocracy well, having been on board on two of his five starts, and he is expected to employ more patient tactics this afternoon.
I really think that he thinks this is an autocracy."
They found that after a substantial natural disaster, there was a rise in the autocracy of the affected country's government.
The actor-turned-politician has been critical of the style of functioning of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah and accused them of running the country like an autocracy. He also slammed the BJP for denying ticket to party veterans L.K.
the Speaker's leadership style (dictatorship and autocracy).
The speaker covered topics related to early definitions of democracy, followed by types of democracies witnessed in history and lastly discussed the prevailing trends of democracy in the world and gradual change from liberal democracy to electoral autocracy.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 4 (ANI): Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has backed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's dharna in Kolkata against the "autocracy and tyranny" of the Central government.
In the past, the inability of countries to transfer power from one government to the other, which threw many of these countries into disarray, as they encountered coups and counter-coups, was as result of autocracy.
Is democracy the best route to a strong republic and First World industrial economy, or will authoritarianism or autocracy do a better job?
The question must be asked, if disgruntled players do manage to end to his 37 years of unchallenged autocracy, what took them so long?