The only form of government discussed above, capable of transparency, good governance, stewardship, freedom, and equality is the democratic system of government, where there are hierarchical administrative structures that ultimately report to the executive arm of government. Notwithstanding the nepotism, corruption, and inequalities that mired the Monarchy, Aristocracy, Oligarchy forms of government. We can argue that there are peace and stability in Monarchy, Aristocracy, Oligarchy forms of government, compared to the democratic system, for example, the madness of the mob in the Athenian poleis. These are a false sense of peace due to fear of repression and victimization. These forms of Government are the similarity in their style of governance, power is in the hand of the few individuals by hereditary or usurpation, it is an unrepresentative system of governments, unlike the democracy, where power is in the hand of the citizens.
A Totalitarian Government is a government where they don’t like people that have different opinions and the government usually has dictatorial tendencies over the aspects of life (Dictionary.com). One of Jack’s leadership styles is totalitarian related. Jack’s totalitarian style first shows on Page 22 in this quote “‘A chief! A chief!’ ‘I ought to be chief,” said Jack with simple arrogance ‘because I’m chapter chorister
Absolutism and Democracy are just two of the many forms of government. Absolutism is also known as an absolute monarch, this is when a ruler has complete authority over the government and the lives of the people. Democracy is also known as a democratic government, this is a system of government in which the people hold ruling power. These forms of government are both very effective; however, I believe that a democracy was the most effective during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Voltaire, John Locke in Two Treatises on Government, and Montesquieu in The Spirit of the Laws are some of the supporters of a democratic government.
She argues that totalitarianism is ruthless and consistent thus it requires sacrifices of their own (8). That is why the Soviet Union won the war but Germany lost it, because they did not pump enough soldiers onto the battlefield. Although this argument is fallible because totalitarianism is not about winning a war, but controlling society. With her argument the sub-question of the title can be revisited; is there still a possibility for such regimes to exist in our age? China and India could easily become a totalitarian regime because these countries have a huge population where many still not politically organized.
“Authoritarian regimes are political systems with limited, not responsible, political pluralism: without elaborate and guiding ideology (but with distinctive mentalities); without intensive or extensive political mobilization (except some points in their development); and in which a leader (or occasionally a small group) exercises power within formally ill-defined limits but actually quite predictable
A monarchy is therefore a form of government in which the power is in the hands of one person. In ancient Greek time this typically referred to a king. Monarchy was the first of all of these discussed forms of government. Monarchy existed from 2000
Ancient Greece had been through with thousands of poleis (city states) existing at the same time. Together with the existence of these poleis were different systems of governments being set up. In particular, there were five main types of government dominantly appeared during the history of ancient Greek, including monarchy, aristocracy, tyranny, oligarchy and democracy. Each type of government mentioned here was substituted by one another during the course of ancient Greek’s development. So, the question is, what is the difference among all?
The United States has an important type of government called democracy. “Democracy is the idea that is ruled by a government chosen by election where most of the populace are enfranchised. The key distinction between a democracy and the other forms of constitutional government is usually taken to be that the right to vote is not limited by a person’s wealth or race (the main qualification for enfranchisement is usually having reached a certain age) A democratic government is, therefore, one supported by a majority of the populace”. There are many other types of government with different systems that can function just as great or even much better. There is constitutional monarchy, technocracy, meritocracy but best of all is Geniocracy.
Democracy signifies participation of the people in the execution of their regime (Beramendi 2008). A democratic government is run by the people and its aim is public interest. Similarly, Backer and Raveloson (2008) explain democracy as a government which comes into power through general public, is practiced by the public and is there to work for the best interest of the public. Democracy can also be understood in opposition of other government systems; dictatorships, monarchies and aristocracies. In government systems, other than democracy, mostly, people have no or minute control over who will rule their state; contrarily, in democracy, people themself decide who will govern them or how their country will be run (Zimmermann 2012).
It is one of the five most common political systems used in the world. There are different variants of democracy. The two most popular once are direct democracy and representative democracy. In a direct democracy, every citizen has an equal say and directly participates in the governing process and the making of laws. In a representative democracy, citizens elect representatives who make the laws and handle the process of government.