Forms of Government – Assess your knowledge of Government Types
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Democracy: A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. The people are granted supreme authority.
-direct: a form of democracy in which people decide (e.g. vote on, form consensus on, etc.) policy initiatives directly.
-indirect: A representative democracy, in which people vote for representatives who then decide policy initiatives.
-liberal: A form of government in which representative democracy operates under the principles of liberalism: protecting the rights of minorities and the individual.
-illiberal: A governing system in which citizens are cut off from knowledge about the activities of those who exercise real power because of the lack of civil liberties.
Plutocracy: A society ruled by a small minority of the top wealthiest people. Aristocracy: The rule of nobles and royalty; rule is based on heredity. Theocracy: Rule based off of religious ideals and beliefs.
Kleptocracy: A government that steals money to function.
Technocracy: A system in which people with a lot of knowledge about science or technology control a society. Oligarchy: A form of government in which the power to rule is held by a small, usually self- appointed elite. Monarchy: A society that is ruled by one figure; hereditary. Anarchy: A society that is against all forms of government and the rule of law. Socialism: A society based on the idea that the benefits of econ. activity should be fairly distributed. Any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership a...