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See above for poll, see below for definitions.
Sovereignty (that is, the final say in everything) is invested in those most 'qualified' (according to whatever criteria) to rule. For instance Plato's whole 'Philosopher Kings' proposal.
Sovereignty is invested in one person, for example a monarch or dictator
Sovereignty is invested equally in everyone, decisions are made by popular vote
Sovereignty is allocated according to wealth: More money directly translates into more political influence
Sovereignty is allocated according to expertise. For example authority over construction policy might be allocated exclusively to people with qualifications such as degrees in architecture or civil engineering.
Obviously there are limitless other systems, but many of those don't end in -ocracy, so it wouldn't be cools to put them in here. And of those that do end in -ocracy, like kleptocracy, many are not really political systems par se
, or I can't think of them right now and can't be bothered to put much effort into this. So just imagine you were given a choice of the above systems, and you aren't allowed options like anarchy or syndicalism. Nor are you at this stage asked about specifics, such as opting for 'Constitutional Liberal Democracy' or 'Elective Monarchical Autocracy' or whatever.