Here are four Theories on who governs, there are probly more, these are just the major ones.
Marxist Theory – Government is a reflection of economic forces, those who control the economy control the government.
Elitist Theory – Non-government Elites make the major decisions. Normally the elites will consist of corporate leaders, top military officials, and a handful of key political leaders. Different people think whom they want to believe are elites.
Bureaucratic Theory – Appointed civil servants runs things
Pluralist Theory – Power is scattered so far and wide that no single elite will hold a monopoly of power.
What do you believe in? Why?
there are probably examples of all of those systems in history that have worked......
i know that i was refering to what is in the US