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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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While this analysis provides some evidence for autocracies providing sustenance to the poor, it does not explicitly consider income as a variable.
Using a rigorous empirical analyses, we show that the negative effect of corruption is worse in anocracies than it is in autocracies.
Meanwhile, European nations are struggling to cope with an onslaught of refugees forced in part to flee their homelands by the policies of the very autocracies the West supports.
Yet the rise of Islamism may be less a product of oppressive autocracies than of an escalating tension between the traditional organization of Muslim social life and onrushing Western modernity.
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.
Autocracies, perhaps because of doubts about their longterm survival, borrow recklessly and spend unwisely, often wastefully.
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.
Modern autocracies are very different from those of the past.