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AUTOCRACY. The name of a government where the monarch is unlimited by law. Such is the power of the emperor of Russia, who, following the example of his predecessors, calls himself the autocrat of all the Russias.

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Overall, these findings are consistent with our hypothesis that time within an autocratic regime has a dampening effect on economic performance, while time outside of autocracies is conducive to economic growth, with the more time outside of autocracy having an increasingly greater and positive effect on economic growth and income.
The protests are inspired by the Arab Spring movements that have toppled regimes in Tunisia and Egypt and shaken long-time autocracies elsewhere in the Arab world.
Moreover, democracies better foster economic growth, stability, and peace (at least with other democracies) than autocracies.
Washington - PNN - Comparing the status quo between Palestine and Israel to the Arab autocracies that have recently crumbled, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton called for a new push for peace on Tuesday.
He said Iran, with its different system of governance, has a democratic political structure that is different from the autocracies that are experiencing popular unrest in the region.
Precisely at that time, the Polish nobility was experimenting with limited democracy while its neighbours were developing rabid autocracies that would endure for more than a 100 years.
Whereas secularizing Westernized autocracies like the Shah's prompted upwellings of religious radicalism, Iran's religious dictatorship has produced a softening secularization that is likely to last, since both non-religious and faithful Iranians increasingly see representative government as indispensable to their values.
The concert would not just act on its own: its members would work through other international institutions, including the United Nations, to mobilize democracies and autocracies alike to meet pressing global challenges.
Now, as then, such a combination will breed failed states and dangerous new autocracies.
In instances where the United States must negotiate with autocracies, Cooley argues that America should publicize the economic incentives given in exchange for basing rights in order to create some minimal domestic accountability for how these funds are spent.
Scholarly response has been commensurately diverse, with many comparativists offering hybrid regime typologies that highlight the electoral features of twenty-first century autocracies.