Canada Is Both an Authoritarian and Anti Authoritarian State
In an authoritarian state an elite holds political power and citizens have little or no part in the political process. Authoritarianism is the opposite of democracy. Canada, on the other hand, is a democratic country that prides itself on citizens' opinions that have at least some part in the political process. But based on the characteristics of an authoritarian state - the supremacy of the state, collective society, changing leadership - Canada seems to be portrayed as both an authoritarian and antiauthoritarian country.
In an authoritarian system the state holds all political power, and the purpose of citizens is to serve the state. Obedience to the state means that people's actions are controlled, as they are not allowed to question publicly government policies or the actions of government officials. …
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