Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Tags:
  • Government Leadership
  • Oss0212
  • Sociology
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Text/HTML

    Education Standards

    Detail types of government and leadership

    Overview

    OER Text material

    Types of Political Systems

    Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World. This section describes and explores the strengths and weaknesses of monarchies, democracies, and authoritarian and totalitarian structures.

    Supplementary Material (Videos and Reading)

    Totalitarianism vs Authoritarianism (Video)

    Differentiates between totalitarianism and authoritarianism

    The Stability of Monarchy Myth

    A refutation of the idea that monarchies are the most stable forms of government

    Democracy, Authoritarian Capitalism, and China (Video)

    From the video summary: “For the last hundred years or so, it seemed that one important ingredient for running an economically successful country was a western-style democratic government. All evidence pointed to the idea that capitalist representative democracies made for the best economic outcomes. It turns out that isn't the only way to succeed. In the last 40 years or so, authoritarian capitalism as it's practiced in places like China and Singapore has been working really, really well.”