1. Direct Democracy:
This is the type of democracy in which all qualified adult citizens of a state directly participate In decision-making without really electing representatives.
It is a face-to-face system of government where every qualified citizen is expected to participate actively.
2. Indirect Democracy:
This is the type of democracy in which the electorates periodically elect representatives into the parliament for the purpose of representing their interest in the governance and administration of their state.
This is the type of democracy that is practised in the USA and Nigeria today. Democracy originated in Greece and is often referred to as Representative Government.