Authoritarian politics: characterized by a concentration of power in a small group or individual leader, with little or no participation from the general public. Totalitarian politics: similar to authoritarian politics, but with an added emphasis on total control over all aspects of society, including the economy, culture, and private life.
Democratic politics: characterized by participation of the general public in decision-making through fair and free elections. Libertarian politics: characterized by a belief in individual liberty and limited government intervention in personal and economic affairs. Socialist politics: characterized by a belief in collective ownership and control of the means of production, and a commitment to social and economic equality.