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'''Authoritarianism''' is a form of [[social control]] characterized by strict obedience to the [[authority]] of a state, organization, or individual; the central authority figure often maintains and enforces control through the use of oppressive measures.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authoritarianism]
 
'''Authoritarianism''' is a form of [[social control]] characterized by strict obedience to the [[authority]] of a state, organization, or individual; the central authority figure often maintains and enforces control through the use of oppressive measures.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authoritarianism]
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There are two types of authoritarian followers, right wing and left-wing. Right wing followers advocate submission to traditional authorities, such as churches or other religious institutions, and the government. Left wing authoritarians are submissive to a radical leaders who seeks to overthrow the status quo.
  
 
A related concept is the so-called [[authoritarian personality]] (or character), a set of characteristics purported to predict antidemocratic or [[fascist]] leanings.
 
A related concept is the so-called [[authoritarian personality]] (or character), a set of characteristics purported to predict antidemocratic or [[fascist]] leanings.

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Authoritarianism is a form of social control characterized by strict obedience to the authority of a state, organization, or individual; the central authority figure often maintains and enforces control through the use of oppressive measures.[1]

There are two types of authoritarian followers, right wing and left-wing. Right wing followers advocate submission to traditional authorities, such as churches or other religious institutions, and the government. Left wing authoritarians are submissive to a radical leaders who seeks to overthrow the status quo.

A related concept is the so-called authoritarian personality (or character), a set of characteristics purported to predict antidemocratic or fascist leanings.

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