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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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While appealing at both positive and nonnative levels, several authors have contested the aforementioned view and posed that autocratic regimes may be more conducive to economic freedom, particularly at the beginning of the liberalization process when layoffs and cuts in entitlements are common (see Edwards 1991, Sen 1999, and Fidrmuc 2000).
Kendall-Taylor and Frantz's research not only found that protest-led exits are more likely to result in democratization than exits resulting from civil wars, coups, resignations, term limitations, or deaths in office, but also that popular uprisings are more likely to sweep away the institutional structures of autocratic regimes, which, if left intact, are likely to lead to new dictatorships.
PTI Secretary Information Punjab Andleeb Abbas said that it is extremely shameful that a person like Amna Janjua who is a national figure for fighting for the rights of missing people peacefully has been insulted by this inhuman treatment of the police who under the instructions of a completely autocratic approach has broken all human rights records.
Caption: Autocratic quartet: Who's first In a more autocratic quartet (top), violin 1 tended to influence the timing of other players more than she was influenced herself.
A manager on a lucrative eightyear contract petrified of saying what he thinks about his autocratic boss in case it allows him to rip up that contract and kick him out with nothing.
the political economy of regime stability in autocratic political systems.
It's been more than two years since a series of popular uprisings in the Middle East began toppling autocratic regimes in the region.
The latest developments in Egypt are the result of months of frustration of the people who feel the revolution that overthrew the autocratic rule of Mubarak has been hijacked by another autocratic rule in an Islamist disguise.
In this essay, we focus on the importance of a polity's exposure to autocratic institutions.
In a report to the UN Security Council, Mr Ban said elections to a new national assembly on July 7 marked "a major milestone" in Libya's transition towards a modern democratic state and drew to a close decades of autocratic rule.
The letter called on the government to stop interfering with the security forces and with the work of Parliament and contained a paragraph criticizing autocratic decision-making.
APML Spokespersons further emphasized that so-called democratic government of Mian Nawaz Sharif in 1999 was worst example of civil-dictatorship that stigmatized the democratic values in the country and expose the autocratic mindset of Sharif Brothers.