The root, "cracy" comes from the Greek "kartia" for power. Here are all the "---cracies" I could find: autocracy, bureaucracy, corpocracy, democracy, kleptocracy, mobocracy (yes, it's a word), monocracy, plutocracy, technocracy, theocracy, timocracy. This article picks out two of them, democracy and corpocracy, and contrasts their meaning and application of "cracy."
There is such an inherent conflict between these two "cracies" that they can't co-exist in the same nation and they don't coexist in
Where did the power of the people go? To the corpocracy did it flow.
What "cracy" means without the prefix
Power in the abstract means control over human beings' life equations on their left side so that the outcomes on their right side are what are intended, not unintended:
Our Selves + Our Situations= Whether/How Much Health, Happiness, and Prosperity We Have or Don't Have
What "cracy" means with the two prefixes
Demo---, Greek for people
Our Selves + A Democracy =More Health, Happiness, and Prosperity
for mos t of Us
t of Us
Corp---, Latin for body
Our Selves + The Corpocracy=Less Health, Happiness, and Prosperity
for Most of Us
Dissecting the meaning of power