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Types of Government

anarchy a political theory based on a utopia in which voluntary cooperation and the free association of individuals and groups are the main precepts
aristocracy a government based on the rule of a small privileged class
authoritarian regime power is concentrated in a leader or elite group that has no constitutional obligation to the people
autocracy a community or country ruled by a single person with unlimited authority
democracy a system of government in which the people rule through reps whom they elect
democracy direct the people directly exercise their power in open assemblies
democracy parliamentary a prime minister is also the chief executive officer
democracy participatory a general model for political social and economic decision making based on the assumption that a decision making is most effective when those people most affected by the decision outcomes directly participate in the process
dictatorship the arbitrary rule by an individual who is not constitutionally responsible to the people or their elected reps
federal government a form of government in which the state serves public instead of private interests
monarchy a form of government based on the rule of a single person who is normally chosen by hereditary succession to rule for life
oligarchy a small group of socially and economically elite citizens that rules a country or other political unit
plutocracy a negative term that denotes government by the rich
representative government a political system in which the people express their will indirectly by electing reps who conduct the government for them
republic a form of gov. characterized by pop. sovereginty
theocracy a government ruled by religious authorities
totalitarian regime force is used to control the nation's political, society and culture
tyranny an oppressive gov in which a single individual rules on behalf of his or her own interests is a tyranny
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