Paternalism is a method of controlling a group of people or a country similar to that of a father/child relationship.
An example of paternalism is a commune being run by one man in charge.
A policy or practice of treating or governing people in a fatherly manner, especially by providing for their needs without giving them rights or responsibilities.
A manner, often a patronizing or domineering one, of governing a country, managing employees, etc. that is suggestive of a father's relationship to his children.
Origin of paternalism
paternal +"Ž -ism