Democracy, in simplest terms, is when a government is controlled by the people it governs, such as the United States of America or France. Democracy started in ancient Greece and has evolved over the centuries. Whereas a... More »

Examples of representative democracies include the United States government, the government of the United Kingdom and most of the other governing bodies in the world. In essence, a representative democracy is a form of l... More »

There are examples of direct democracy in evidence across the world, from ballot measure voting in the United States to Switzerland's political system, which relies heavily on the voice of the people. Direct democracy di... More »

A democracy is a government in which the people possess the ultimate power, while a dictatorship is a government in which the ruler possesses all the power. The exercise of power in a democracy varies, as the people may ... More »

An indirect democracy is a government system in elected representatives govern in the interest of the people. This form of government is also known as a representative democracy or a republic. More »

Although it may sound foreign to many living in the Western world, not all people have historically believed that democracy is the best form of government. Advocates for dictatorship or similar systems often argue that d... More »

According to the CIA World Factbook, Panama's government is a constitutional democracy. The country's government has executive, legislative and judicial branches. Members of the legislative and executive branches are ele... More »