Definitions

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  • noun The practices of Napoleon Bonaparte
  • noun A populist alliance between the bourgeoisie and the lumpenproletariat characterized by strong leadership and conservative nationalism

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Examples

  • He accused a number of members of the defunct junta of "Bonapartism" and sent some of them abroad in ambassadorial posts.

    Pakistan 29 years after Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's execution

  • His "Bonapartism", we are told, "also owes something to his sometimes arcane, quasi-feudal, pre-capitalist corporatist values ... (p20)".

    MANAGING NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC TRANSFORMATION

  • "Bonapartism" normally tends to be a political move to the conservative side, or at best a corporative self-assertion of the armed forces as a special economic and professional pressure group within the status quo.

    How to Plot Your Takeover

  • One of the world's great tragedies since the fall of the Soviet Union has been Russia's slide back to Bonapartism under Vladimir Putin.

    Challenging the Kremlin

  • Having just fought the putschists to defend democracy and constitutionality, for Yeltsin to violate the constitution and dissolve an elected parliament—one that was enthusiastically supporting his initiatives—would have seemed a bizarre act of Bonapartism.

    The Return

  • Having just fought the putschists to defend democracy and constitutionality, for Yeltsin to violate the constitution and dissolve an elected parliament—one that was enthusiastically supporting his initiatives—would have seemed a bizarre act of Bonapartism.

    The Return

  • Having just fought the putschists to defend democracy and constitutionality, for Yeltsin to violate the constitution and dissolve an elected parliament—one that was enthusiastically supporting his initiatives—would have seemed a bizarre act of Bonapartism.

    The Return

  • Having just fought the putschists to defend democracy and constitutionality, for Yeltsin to violate the constitution and dissolve an elected parliament—one that was enthusiastically supporting his initiatives—would have seemed a bizarre act of Bonapartism.

    The Return

  • Fauchelevent, who, like many of our peasants of the North, had an old fund of Bonapartism about him.

    Les Miserables

  • He was responding to Vladimir Putin's quick-step march into authoritarianism -- Bonapartism with a semi-civilian face.

    A LETHAL IDEA STILL LIVES

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