Problem

Authoritarianism


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Dependence on authoritarianism
Authoritarian people
Authoritarian movements
Nature:

The demanding and enforcement of complete obedience to authority may be political, parental or ideological. It may be manifested in police brutality, governmental intimidation, or organizational indoctrination. Authoritarians claim their power to have been vested in them by virtue of supreme logic or science; by God; by the culmination of historical processes in their eventuality, or by destiny; or by hierarchical position in a structure of relationships. The authoritarian truly believes in a mystique that he or she somehow earned the right to such behaviour and, frequently, that he or she is the guardian of defenders against the forces of illogic, incompetence, sloth, immorality and in general, creeping entropy.

Related Problems:
Compulsion
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
A: Abstract Fundamental Problems
Date of last update
26.06.2019 – 18:11 CEST