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  Autocracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An Autocracy is a form of government in which unlimited power is held by a single individual.
Autocracy and monocracy are considered synonyms by most dictionaries, although the term monocracy is more often used to refer to a form of government ruled by a monarch rather than any single ruler.
The absolutist rule of the Russian Tsars is probably chiefly responsible for the modern meaning of the words "autocrat" and "autocracy".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Autocracy   (309 words)

 Critiques of Democracy Part Two: Past Alternatives Versus Democracy: Autocracy and Aristocracy
Certainly, there are many modern examples of autocratic systems which have reared their heads up in front of democracy or as results of democracy, such as communist states most obviously, or other sorts of secular dictatorships; on that basis we might surmise that the fear of a robust autocratic challenge to democracy is not misplaced.
From all this one might think that autocracy was in some real competition with democracy, either for popularity as the world’s dominant form of government, or as the best, most desirable choice among governments.
We can observe that autocracies of any form generally adopt at least some of the trappings and procedures associated with democratic republics in a bid for second-hand legitimacy, even if their elections are fully predetermined, their legislatures one-party, or their presidents dictators.
www.promethea.org /Misc_Compositions/CritiquesOfDemocracy/PastAlternatives.html   (5936 words)

Because there tends to be a correspondence, albeit imperfect, between the level of societal development and the modal developmental level of its individuals, there tends to be a correspondence between the structure of the subsystems and the system as a whole.
Thus, any autocracy is going to have some complex subsystems, made up of people in the upper portion of the developmental distribution of individuals.
Thus, there is a general trend from autocracy to democracy, at least where environmental conditions favor the latter.
www.mayasite.net /tfopf/opf4/opf42.html   (978 words)

 Rieber, Great Reforms
The autocracy, by failing to regard industrialization as a high order of political business until late in the century, denied creative outlets to the vast energies which it had unleashed.
The autocracy had long recognized that from the point of view of military efficiency and financial stability a trained re serve would bolster the defense of the empire, but the shock of the Crimean defeat brought home sharply the need for rapid and decisive action.
In light of the traditionally close association of the three eastern courts, the autocracy had every right to expect that Russia's western frontiers would be covered in case of a war against the maritime powers by at least the benevolent neutrality of Austria and Prussia.
www.stetson.edu /~psteeves/classes/grrefrieber.html   (2452 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Autocracy
Autocracy, political system under which one ruler wields unlimited power, restricted by no constitutional provisions or effective political...
In 1661 King Frederick III introduced an absolute monarchy in Denmark and Norway; the following year Icelandic leaders were forced, under threat of...
Autocracy, oppression, and police control increased under Nicholas.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Autocracy.html   (91 words)

 Autocracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Having convinced itself of the existence of dissident groups who would support its aggression, its was apparently surprised to find Ethiopia united against it.
As the other countries of the region struggle to promote towards development, democracy and human rights, Eritrea's EPLF regime is seeking quick benefits for itself through militarism and autocracy.
home.swipnet.se /Ew-26522/Home/Analysis/Options_/Autocracy/autocracy.htm   (1602 words)

 Abebooks Search Results - Autocracy
Autocracy, Modernization and Revolution in Russia and Iran by.
The officers of the army are all of one class, and of a class devoted to the ideals of autocracy.
The Navy's supremacy had been virtually unchallenged for the best part of a century, & this accumulation of confidence, combined with the autocracy, power & independence bestowed on a C-in-C, resulted in a proliferation of personality of these old commanders that was only surpassed by their courage & integrity.
www.abebooks.co.uk /search/sortby/3/kn/Autocracy   (2127 words)

 Dragon Flight Studios
Autocracy is a free turn- or "tick"-based strategy game playable over the Internet.
Players in Autocracy assume control of a particular country in the gameworld.
To top it all off, battles in Autocracy are fought by units (custom-built by the player) depicted on a full battle map, over which the player has operational control.
www.acalliance.com /projects.php   (564 words)

 Kollmann. The Facade of Autocracy
It was the constant threat of instability—resulting from foreign wars, a fragile economy whose functioning was in part dependent upon a hostile climate, the administration of a large state by a small bureaucracy, and the boyars' ambitions for power—that gave rise to such a conservative set of values.
The ideology expressed the deepest concerns of Muscovy's political actors; a facade of autocracy was necessary to prevent chaos.
The primary purpose of the ideology of autocracy described here was to impose limits on the boyars' political competition.
www.stetson.edu /~psteeves/classes/kollmann.html   (2274 words)

 WORKING: PAPERS LIBERALIZATION VERSUS DEMOCRACY Understanding Arab Political Reform : Number 37 May 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But in contrast to full autocracies, which were built on an edifice of total or near total control and exclusion, liberalized autocracies were constructed on a foundation of partial inclusion.
The laws passed by parliaments in liberalized autocracies almost always reflect the wishes of the president and his allies, or the king and his princes; therefore, many of these laws are explicitly designed to enhance state power and punish dissent.
Among the factors such a guide should include are: the longevity of liberalized autocracies; the size of the population and the level of economic crisis; the level of political and institutional pluralism in civil society and party system; and the type of regime.
www.ceip.org /files/publications/HTMLBriefs-WP/WP_Number_37_May_2003/20009541v01.html   (8353 words)

 TIMEasia Magazine: "We Are Trying to Crush Feudal Autocracy"
The remnant of medieval feudal autocracy, the infamous fratricidal and regicidal King Gyanendra, is desperately resorting to a last reign of terror [to suppress] the democratic aspirations of the Nepalese people.
I don't think the king was right because time and again [it has been] proved that it is the king's conspiracy to establish a feudal military dictatorship.
And we believe the masses are the real makers of history [and] will never surrender to this kind of feudal autocracy.
www.time.com /time/asia/2005/nepal/ext_int_prachandar.html   (878 words)

 Autocracy and Transition (1881-1899)
Russia of the late 19th century was a vast country attempting to bring itself into the industrial age, while keeping its medieval governmental system intact.
But that was a conflict for another time, for the time being Russia was a vibrant place of culture, prosperity, and great change.
This turn of events marked a return to an austere autocracy that frowned on the opulence of European royalty.
www.russianwarrior.com /1890.htm   (333 words)

 Across the Bay: Democracy or "Liberal" Autocracy?
It is customary for U.S. officials to cite the successful campaign of unseating the autocracies of eastern Europe as the necessary paradigm for political change in the Arab world.
Liberal autocracies would certainly be an improvement over politically repressive, economically stagnant regimes--but they would not be functioning democracies.
A liberal autocracy may hold elections and countenance critical media, but all actors must agree to the rules promulgated by leaders who remain unaccountable.
beirut2bayside.blogspot.com /2005/02/democracy-or-liberal-autocracy.html   (1359 words)

 The Epoch Times | Dictatorship and Autocracy in Singapore
It is very difficult for people who have never lived in Singapore to imagine and understand the nature of its dictatorship and autocracy.
On the surface, it looks like Singapore has a democratic system and that people are granted the right to chose and vote.
However, in actuality, it is a country with complete dictatorship and autocracy.
www.theepochtimes.com /news/5-5-3/28402.html   (917 words)

 Lenin: The Autocracy is Wavering....   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Today, when the battle-cry “Down with the autocracy” is resounding ever more loudly and impressively, Nicholas II prefers to cover his declaration with a small fig-leaf and to make a modest reference to his unforgettable progenitor.
The question of whether or not the autocracy is to be has been raised point-blank and carried into the streets.
There is still another question we must deal with, and that is the practical question of how to use the tsar’s Manifesto of February 26 for purposes of agitation.
www.marxists.org /archive/lenin/works/1903/mar/01.htm   (1705 words)

 Orthodoxy, Autocracy, and Nationality --¬† Britannica Concise Encyclopedia¬†- The online encyclopedia you can trust!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Outside the schools, strict censorship was imposed on all publications that were critical of the system of autocracy.
Furthermore, official adherence to the slogan “Orthodoxy, Autocracy, and Nationality” gave an impetus (not entirely approved of by the Emperor) to the cause of the Russian nationalists, many of whom were employed in government and other influential positions.
Interpreting narodnost to mean “nationalism” rather than “nationality,” they used their authority to institute Russification policies in schools in non-Russian areas of the empire, to pressure non-Orthodox religious groups to convert, and to enact various restrictive measures that suppressed non-Russian nationality groups.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9057487   (1031 words)

 Axiom Software - The Autocracy Subfactor
'Autocracy' is descriptive of teams showing high Direction and low Communication (that is, Application).
Autocracy, then, occurs in teams where many members are focused on matters of efficiency, control and personal responsibility, but where little concern is shown for the development of personal relationships or a relaxed, informal working environment.
It is clear that in such a team we can expect a more formal approach.
www.axiomsoftware.com /disc/teams/autocracy.asp   (198 words)

 Autocracy: Back Again with a twist
The West Islip band, Autocracy (the self-governed, though the bands first name was Popuri), started late on 1/13/05.
Now, with already twenty-four original songs, Autocracy is practicing to some day get signed.
With the band members all well known in the area, it should be intreasting to watch, and hear them.
www.freewebs.com /popuri   (300 words)

 To what extent did Nicholas II's style of autocracy differ from that of his father and grandfather?
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 Choosing Autocracy: Politics in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan
Once considered Central Asia's "Island of Democracy," it too has seen a move towards autocracy, including government harassment of the press, arrests of opposition leaders, rigged elections, and police attacks on demonstrations.
Another factor in Akaev's move towards autocracy is a growing threat of regionalism.
Akaev's response to these challenges may be inappropriate or wrong, but it is clear that the challenges do exist and represent a danger not only to Akaev's government, but to the Kyrgyz state itself.
www.faoa.org /journal/casia901.html   (4221 words)

 autocracy - OneLook Dictionary Search
Autocracy : Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
AUTOCRACY : 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
Autocracy : A Glossary of Political Economy Terms [home, info]
www.onelook.com /?w=autocracy&ls=a   (242 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A brutal stupidity of plunging the country and the people in to darkness and terrorism is being exhibited by fratricidal artificial king Gyanendra Shahi, as the final writhing of the feudal autocracy.
There is no alternative before the great Nepalese people who are fighting for Democratic Republic of Nepal by standing on the achievements of the historical movement of 1990, except to overthrow the feudal autocracy through its root.
On this crucial turning point of decisive battle between autocracy and republic, it is a historical necessity for the all the pro-people political forces, civil society, intellectual community and all the level and sphere of people to advance united on this direction.
www.cpnm.org /new/English/statements/2005/statment_1_02_files/feb405.htm   (486 words)

 Political Systems explained, from communism to capitalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The forms of society differ, the means by which its design is arrived at differs, but what they all have in common is the notion that one/some/many men should rule the others - whether it be king, dictator or majority.
An autocracy is characterised by a supreme, uncontrolled, unlimited authority, or right of governing in a single person, as of an autocrat.
Under these conditions the state is similar to autocracy.
dspace.dial.pipex.com /town/street/pl38/sect2.htm   (3108 words)

And similarly, while there was no Christian Autocracy in the early Church, there was a doctrine concerning the moral and eschatological significance of the Roman Empire.
But if the apostles speak with such reverence of the pagan autocracy, which is qualified as a "human institution", a fortiori they would have spoken with still greater reverence of the Christian Autocracy, created as it was by God's direct call to Constantine.
For they were deeply imbued with the principles of the Orthodox autocracy that had served them so well since King Alfred the Great had restored Orthodoxy after the Viking invasions in the ninth century, and which had produced at least one saint in the person of King Edward the Martyr.
www.romanitas.ru /eng/AUTOC.htm   (7922 words)

 Standing Up to Autocracy: An American Value
Since many Christians worldwide may benefit from a reminder about a brave hero, a man of God, who stood up to autocracy (and that was his glory), it may be helpful to read a description of the story of Daniel, who stood up to one of history's greatest autocrats, the King of ancient Babylon.
Fittingly, the description of Daniel chosen to be quoted here was written by an eighteenth-century American, President Aaron Burr of Princeton College (1715/16-1757), who prefaced his biography of American Colonial Governor Jonathan Belcher (1682-1757) with the story of Daniel.
The United States of America (unlike the former Soviet Union) was built on the idea that there is a power higher than the State (the collective government as a whole, often an autocracy comprised of unelected officials or dominated by a certain party, as was the Soviet Union dominated by the Communist Party).
www.belcherfoundation.org /standing_up_to_autocracy.htm   (1305 words)

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