Meaning State recognizes no limits to its authority Regulate every aspect of public and private life No respect for human rights single power holder/ individual dictator/a committee /small group of political elite monopolizes political power. Authoritarian (state concerned with political power, as long as that is not contested , gives certain liberty.) Totalitarian (attempts to control all aspects of the social life, including the Is of citizens.) mobilizes the population in pursuit of its goals. Eg.: The Nazi Germany, USSR under Joseph Stalin, China under Mao, North Korea, '
Features: . an elaborate ideology (set of ideas giving direction to the society Totalitarian regimes stay in political power through such techniques as propaganda, state control of the mass media educational system, economy, political repression, capital punishment, restriction of speech, and mass surveillance
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