Types of Government (Simplified) Edit
Direct Democracy Edit
Citizens decide on policy initiatives directly
Democratic Republic Edit
Citizen decide on representatives who decide on policy initiatives on the citizen's behalf
Marked as a government with a disproportionate amount of power held by executives, typically within one person, however, oligarchy dictatorships are possible. If the executive is one person and they have absolute power, then it becomes a despotism.
A government where the ruler has absolute power and is selected via inheritance, generally the ruler is presumed to have the divine right to rule.
Parliamentary Monarchy Edit
A variation of monarchy where power is divided between the monarch and a democratic body
A variation on monarchies and dictatorships where the head of the state religion is the head of state aswell.
A government controlled entirely by a small group of people.
A political system where policy is defined by corporate interests, general leadership is ran via wealth and nepotism.
A group of states or country under a single supreme authority. Generally associated with militarism and imperialism.
A government marked by a lack of state, where all decisions are made at a local democratic level.
Forms of Government (Advanced) Edit
Power Structure (more important for coalitions than other governments) Edit
Advocacy of a state of ethnic, religious, governmental, and gender separation from the larger group. Groups that participate in separatism believe attempts at integration with dominant groups compromise their identity.
See: Associated State, Dominion, Chiefdom
A mixed or compound mode of government combining a general central or 'federal' government with regional governments. EX: The USA.
See: Federation, Confederation, Devolution
A type of multinational political union where negotiated power is delegated to an authority by governments of member states.
See: Empire, Hegemony, Unitary State
Power Source Edit
A system of government in which the citizen exercise power directly or elect representatives to form a governing body.
A system of government in which power rests with a small number of people.
See: Aristocracy, Military Junta, Plutocracy, Stratocracy, Timocracy, Theocracy, Kritarchy, Patricracy, Technocracy
A system of government where power is concentrated in one person.
See: Despotism, illiberal democracy, semi-authoritarian, dictatorship
Power Ideology Edit
Monarchy vs Republic (socio-political ideologies) Edit
A scale in which power is manifested in the executive branch.
Authoritarian vs Libertarian (socio-economic ideologies) Edit
A scale in which how much government interference deals with the economy.
Anarchism vs Statism (civil-liberties ideologies) Edit
A scale in which how much government impedes upon civil liberties.
See: Anarchy, Minarchy, Totalitarianism