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MONOCRACY. A government by one person only.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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which hierarchy and monocratic leadership is far more limited and less
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For these workers, the HR task domain has little relevance and Haidar and Pullin's 'diarchic' and 'monocratic' types can assist in analysing the nature of their work relationship.
Each type would consist of two elements: the dimension of the relationship (as discussed above) and whether these occurred within a diarchic or monocratic context.
A Model of National Administrative Cultures Administrator Identification with State High Low Administrator High Weberian "monocratic" Anarchic Identification model administration with Public Good Low Pathological Weberian bureaucracy "patrimonial" model Table 2.
Deng continued to view monocratic leadership as essential, referring to himself as the "core" of the second generation, but he eliminated most of the trappings of the cult of personality, thereby allaying the impression that the paramount leader is sine qua non and that his replacement hence necessarily involves a "crisis." As core, Deng asserted the right to select his own successor and, like Mao, he used the selection tactically to manipulate the loyalty of the rest of the leadership.
But this had never entirely happened since May 1997 because of the twin peak of the Blair administration, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, a great crag standing in the way of a thoroughly monocratic government.
The sheer variety of interests, routines, jargon, and perspectives in the network can break the monocratic view.
Perhaps the redundancies built into governance by the Constitution obscured the monocratic logic elaborated in routinized administrative activities.
Composing each house 'as a symphony, with variations on a few themes', Schindler rejected the monocratic Golden Section favoured by Le Corbusier for commensurate ratios, preferred from Vitruvius to Palladio.
(14)This we find expressed in the following: "According to the teaching of the Orthodox and Old Catholic Church, all the decrees of later date therefore, which ascribe a monocratic and absolute authority over the whole church to the bishop of Rome and which regard him as infallible when he defines doctrine in the exercise of his office...