1. Board-room politics
- Involves decision-making by business elites and professionals, but with important public consequences.
2. Bureaucratic politics
-Means rule making and adjudication by bureaucrats, with inputs from clients and professionals, Dept. Secretaries, U. secretaries, A. secretaries, regional directors, bureau directors, are power and authority holders and as such can make decisions favoring private businesses and favored political interests. This is the reason why politicians and some businessman jockey their men into positions in the bureaucracy.
3. Congress politics
- Involves policy making by legislatures, constrained by various constituencies. Laws affect private and public interests. The process of legislation in formulating policies can delay the passage of a bill or the proposed bill can be stopped at the committee hearing level.
4. Chief executive politics (CEOs)
Refers to a process dominated by president governors mayors and their advisers. Chief executives are given full power and authority to lead, to govern and administer laws. They possess and exercise discretionary powers that are beneficial to majority but detrimental to some few. When they talk everybody listens.
5. Court-room politics
- Refers to court orders and decisions of judges, justices, and prosecutors in response to interest groups and aggrieved individuals. When judicial decisions are sold or influenced based not on merits and evidences, and then the court would have served no purpose as balancer and equalizer of justice and settlement of disputes between and among litigants.
- Court decisions can put political opponents to jail, can delay political and non-political appointments, can delay the execution of legislative, executive and administrative decisions or even stop the operation of businesses, and can decide to reverse or delay decisions previously made. The issuance of TRO reveals how political our court.