When Is It Necessary to Entrust Governance to One Individual: To Save a Democracy and Its Principles

  • Jean-François CaronEmail author
Part of the The Steppe and Beyond: Studies on Central Asia book series (SBSCA)


Allowing one individual to rule a society with an almost kingly power may be useful and necessary when a free society is about to collapse. This can be seen from the examples of Abraham Lincoln and Charles de Gaulle whose actions have a lot in common with those that were once given to Roman dictators.


Charles de Gaulle Abraham Lincoln Dictatorship 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political Science and International RelationsNazarbayev UniversityAstanaKazakhstan

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