Authoritarianism

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Authoritarianism

  1. 1. Social 30-1 The Basics
  2. 2. <ul><li>Authoritarianism: vests authority in an elite group that may or may not rule in the interests of the people. Dictatorships, Monarchies, Oligarchies, Juntas are all examples. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Form of government in which political power rests with a small elite segment of society. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Often controlled by powerful families </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>System where only one party forms the government-NO OPPOSITION ALLOWED! </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Political Power resides with the military leadership. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can also be called a junta </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>They project a vision of what the country could be/should be/how great things could be, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Propaganda </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled Participation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People are allowed to feel as if they are contributing to the country somehow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Directing Popular Discontent </li></ul><ul><li>Terror and Force </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>If this were a dictatorship it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>George W. Bush </li></ul></ul>

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