- Direct democracy (also known as puredemocracy) is a form of democracy in which people decide (e.g. vote on, form consensus on) policy initiatives directly.
representative-typical of a class, group, or body of opinion.
autocracy-a system of government by one person with absolute power.
- A monarchy is a form of government in which sovereignty is actually or nominally embodied in one or several individual(s) reigning until death or abdication. They are called the monarchs.
- Absolute monarchy or absolutism is a monarchical form of government in which themonarch has absolute power among his or her people. An absolute monarch wields unrestricted political power over the sovereign state and its people.
dictatorship-government by a dictator.
Theocracy-a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god.
- the commonwealth of Israel from the time of Moses until the election of Saul as King.
Oligarchy-a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution.
anarchy-a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority.
communism-Communism is thus a form of socialism—a higher and more advanced form, according to its advocates. Exactly how communism differs from socialism has long been a matter of debate, but the distinction rests largely on the communists' adherence to the revolutionary socialism of Karl Marx.