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Autorytaryzm w przestrzeni współczesnego życia politycznego
Authoritarianism in the space of contemporary political life

Author(s): Andrzej Chodubski
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Sociology, Military policy, Globalization
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: political thoughts; authoritarianism; leadership; globalization; policy

Summary/Abstract: The following study shows that authoritarianism is a type of social and political system, in which an authoritarian leader plays a particular role and society is generated into the space of obedience and passivity. The authoritarian leaders are characterized by peculiar personalities: they are domineering, repressive, eager for obedience, recognition and respect in institutionalized forms. Authoritarianism reveals itself in the realities of globalization processes, in which broad social circles are not able to adjust the pace of cultural transitions. Currently authoritarianism is oriented towards the criticism of democratic model of wielding power; it reveals the links of procedural weakness and its replacement by authoritarian power.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 17
  • Page Range: 11-22
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish