Trantidis, Aris (2017) Sultanism. In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior. Sage. ISBN UNSPECIFIED


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Sultanism is a type of autocratic regime in which political power is concentrated in the hands of the ruler and is unbound by political and legal rules. Political authority engulfs social and economic life and follows no elaborate ideology. The regime elicits loyalty through favoritism toward its supporters, reprisals against its opponents, and the repression of civil society. Coined by sociologist Max Weber to describe absolute and highly personalistic authority, the term sultanism was used by political scientists for the purpose of regime classification to refer to a type of nondemocratic political system which is distinct from typical dictatorships and totalitarian regimes.

Keywords:sultanism, semi-authoritarianism, democracy, political regimes, political systems, Central Asia, Authoritarianism, Hybrid regimes, Dictatorship, political suppression
Subjects:L Social studies > L220 Political Systems
L Social studies > L200 Politics
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V240 Asian History
L Social studies > L221 Autocracy
L Social studies > L222 Democracy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:34405
Deposited On:04 Dec 2018 15:48

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