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

Dictatorship Edit

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.

Monarchy Edit

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

Theocracy Edit

A variation on monarchies and dictatorships where the head of the state religion is the head of state aswell.

Oligarchy Edit

A government controlled entirely by a small group of people.

Corporatocracy Edit

A political system where policy is defined by corporate interests, general leadership is ran via wealth and nepotism.

Empire Edit

A group of states or country under a single supreme authority. Generally associated with militarism and imperialism.

Anarchism Edit

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

The pathway of regional integration or separation

Separatism 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

Federalism Edit

A mixed or compound mode of government combining a general central or 'federal' government with regional governments. EX: The USA.

See: Federation, Confederation, Devolution

Integration Edit

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

Democracy Edit

A system of government in which the citizen exercise power directly or elect representatives to form a governing body.

See: Direct Democracy, Representative Democracy, Semi Democracy, etc.

Oligarchy Edit

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

Autocracy Edit

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.

See: Absolute Monarchy, Constitutional Monarchy, Directoral System, Legalism, Parliamentary-Republic, Semi-Presidential System, Presidential State

Authoritarian vs Libertarian (socio-economic ideologies) Edit

A scale in which how much government interference deals with the economy.

See: Capitalism, Colonialism, Communism, Distributism, Feudalism, Socialism

Anarchism vs Statism (civil-liberties ideologies) Edit

A scale in which how much government impedes upon civil liberties.

See: Anarchy, Minarchy, Totalitarianism