10 Wacky Alternatives To Democracy That Some People Want

Proletarian Democracy

The proletarian democracy was an idea put forward by philosopher and Marxist theorist Rosa Luxemburg. She was critical both of modern democratic systems and of the Soviet implementation of socialism, believing instead that a true social democracy would only be established when everybody was made an economic, social and political equal. Rather than a few people making decisions for everyone, legislation and decision making would take place through public participation


Technocracy is a form of governance that would do away with the need for career politicians and leaders who have no specialist knowledge. It puts technicians in positions to run the state, such as scientists, engineers, programmers and doctors, allowing only those with the expertise and ability to solve problems to carry out their solutions effectively. Essentially, decision makers would be chosen by how suitable they are for the job rather than how popular they are.