Statism
In political science, Statism is the belief in the primacy of the State over the rights of the individual. Statism is effectively the opposite of anarchism and minarchism. Statism can take many forms...
Minarchism
Minarchism (also known as minimal statism) is a political philosophy and a form of libertarianism. It is variously defined by sources. In the strictest sense, it holds that states ought to exist (as o...
Totalitarianism
Totalitarianism is a political system in which the state holds total authority over the society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life wherever possible.The concept of totalitaria...
Securitate
The Securitate ([sekuriˈtate], Romanian for Security) was the popular term for the Departamentul Securității Statului (Department of State Security), the secret police agency of Communist Romania. Pre...
Night-watchman state
A night-watchman state, or a minimal state, is variously defined by sources. In the strictest sense, it is a form of government in political philosophy where the state's only legitimate function is th...
Pournelle chart
The Pournelle chart, developed by Jerry Pournelle (in his 1963 political science Ph.D. dissertation), is a two-dimensional coordinate system which can be used to distinguish political ideologies. It i...
Corporate statism
Corporate statism or state corporatism is a political culture and a form of corporatism whose adherents hold that the corporate group which is the basis of society is the state.As with other political...
Hannah Arendt Prize
The Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought (German: Hannah-Arendt-Preis für politisches Denken) is a prize awarded to individuals representing the tradition of political theorist Hannah Arendt, esp...
Fascism
Fascism (/fæʃɪzəm/) is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe. Influenced by national syndicalism, fascism originated in Italy during World Wa...
Inverted totalitarianism
Inverted totalitarianism is a term coined by political philosopher Sheldon Wolin in 2003 to describe the emerging form of government of the United States. Wolin believes that the United States is inc...
Dallas Accord
The Dallas Accord was an implicit agreement made at the 1974 Libertarian National Convention to compromise between the larger minarchist and smaller anarcho-capitalist factions by adopting a platform ...
Collective leadership
Collective leadership is considered an ideal form of ruling a communist party, both within and outside a socialist state. Its main task is to distribute powers and functions from the individual to a s...
Supreme leader
The title or description "supreme leader" typically refers to the person among a number of leaders of a state, organization or other such group who has been given or is able to exercise the most ...
Statism and Anarchy
Statism and Anarchy (Russian: Государственность и анархия, Gosudarstvennost' i anarkhiia) was the last work by the Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin. Written in the summer of 1873, the key themes ...
Nazism
Nazism (/ˈnaːtsɪzᵊm/, alternatively spelled Naziism), or National Socialism (German: Nationalsozialismus), is the ideology and practice of the German Nazi Party and state. It is sometimes applied ...
Hannah Arendt Institute for the Research on Totalitarianism
The Hannah Arendt Institute for the Research on Totalitarianism (German: Hannah-Arendt-Institut für Totalitarismusforschung) is a research institute affiliated with the Dresden University of Techn...
List of fictional police states
Fictional police states have featured in a number of media ranging from novels to films to video games.
Statism in Shōwa Japan
Statism in Shōwa Japan (国家主義, Kokka Shugi) was a political syncretism of Japanese right-wing political ideologies, developed over a period of time from the Meiji Restoration. It is also someti...
Orwellian
"Orwellian" is an adjective describing the situation, idea, or societal condition that George Orwell identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free and open society. It denotes an attitude a...
Taliban
The Taliban (Pashto: طالبان‎ ṭālibān "students"), alternately spelled Taleban, is an Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan. It spread throughout Afghanistan and formed a g...
Dictatorship
Dictatorship is a form of government where political authority is monopolized by a single person or political entity, and exercised through various mechanisms to ensure the entity's power remains str...
Japanese nationalist thinking in the Meiji era
Japanese nationalism (国家主義, Kokka shugi) encompasses a broad range of ideas and sentiments harbored by the Japanese people over the last two centuries regarding their native country, its cultu...
Rule by decree
Rule by decree is a style of governance allowing quick, unchallenged creation of law by a single person or group, and is used primarily by dictators and absolute monarchs.The expression is also someti...
Taisei Yokusankai
The Imperial Rule Assistance Association (大政翼贊會/大政翼賛会, "Taisei Yokusankai" or "Imperial Aid Association") was Japan's para-fascist organization created by Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe on October ...
Stalinism
Stalinism is the means of governing and related policies implemented by Joseph Stalin. Stalinist policies in the Soviet Union included: state terror, rapid industrialization, the theory of socialism i...
Entitlement theory
Entitlement theory is a theory of distributive justice and private property created by Robert Nozick in his book Anarchy, State, and Utopia. The theory is Nozick's attempt to describe "justice in hold...
Gigantomania
Gigantomania (from Ancient Greek γίγας gigas, "giant" and μανία mania, "madness") is the production of unusually and superfluously large works.Gigantomania was in varying degrees a feature of the poli...
Laissez-faire
Laissez-faire (/ˌlɛseɪˈfɛr-/, [lɛsefɛʁ]) is an economic system in which transactions between private parties are relatively free from government interference such as restrictions, privileges, tariffs,...