autarchy

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autarchy

1. unlimited rule; autocracy
2. self-government; self-rule

autarchy

  1. absolute sovereignty or despotic rule.
  2. see AUTARKY.
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In their economic advice, Western donors promoted a constrained version of capitalism, applying only the gentlest pressure on client governments to dismantle expansive government apparatuses that hosted a proliferation of state-owned firms and autarchies.
The problems of politics cannot be separated from those of economics and the steps towards 'democratisation', establishment of a law governed civil society', 'glasnost' and so on have resulted in an eruption of nationalist, separatist tendencies which are irreconcilable with an economy based on centralised, monopolistic ministerial autarchies.