Machiavellian leaders are leaders who scheme to hold and maintain power using what some consider amoral or unscrupulous methods. The adjective "Machiavellian" comes from the political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli, who ad... More »

People with Machiavellian personality manipulates and controls others in order to gain or profit from themselves. The European Association of Psychology and Laws describes a Machiavellian as "one who thinks that the end ... More »

The Machiavellian theory, or the Machiavellian intelligence theory, is a social theory that hypothesizes that the increase in brain size during human evolution from primates occurred due to humans working in groups. This... More »

Elections give the power to the people and enable them to choose their leaders who make decisions on their behalf. Other forms of government like dictatorships do not have this option. More »

A dictatorship is a system of government in which a single person or party has complete political power; the dictator often maintains power by employing oppressive methods. Dictatorship is an old form of government with ... More »

Communist leaders can be chosen in various ways, but they are mostly self-appointed through political revolution. Notable communist leaders like Vladimir Lenin of Russia and Mao Zedong of China seized power by force. Acc... More »

Democracy is important because it give citizens equal opportunities to help make laws, vote for leaders and be protected by laws and rights that are in place. Democracy is a governmental structure that focuses on the rig... More »