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Power Sources
  • Democracy
    • Direct democracy, also known as pure democracy
      • Athenian democracy, or classical democracy, refers to a direct democracy developed in ancient times in the Greek city-state of Athens
      • Popular democracy, based on referendums and other devices of empowerment and concretization of popular will
      • Industrial democracy, involves workers making decisions, sharing responsibility and authority in the workplace
    • Representative democracy, indirect democracy where sovereignty is held by the people's representatives
      • Liberal democracy, offers protection for individual liberty and property by rule of law
      • Illiberal democracy, has weak or no limits on the power of the elected representatives to rule as they please
      • Electoral democracy, based on election, on electoral vote, as modern occidental or liberal democracies
      • Dominant-party system, democratic party system where only one political party can realistically become the government, by itself or in a coalition government
      • Parliamentary democracy, democratic system of government where the executive branch of a parliamentary government is typically a cabinet, and headed by a prime minister who is considered the head of government
        • Westminster democracy, parliamentary system of government modeled after that of the United Kingdom system
        • Jacksonian democracy, form of democracy popularized by President Andrew Jackson promoted the strength of the executive branch and the Presidency at the expense of Congressional power
      • Soviet democracy (or council democracy), form of democracy where the workers of a locality elect recallable representatives into organs of power called soviets (councils); local soviets elect the members of regional soviets who go on to elect higher soviets
      • Totalitarian democracy, system of government in which lawfully elected representatives maintain the integrity of a nation state whose citizens, while granted the right to vote, have little or no participation in the decision-making process of the government
      • Demarchy, people randomly selected from the citizenry through sortition to either act as general governmental representatives or to make decisions in specific areas of governance
      • Non-partisan democracy, system of representative government or organization such that universal and periodic elections (by secret ballot) take place without reference to political parties
      • Authoritarian democracy (or organic democracy), democracy where the ruler holds a considerable amount of power, but their rule benefits the people