From hypo- "below normal" and -cracy "a type of government". Coined from a misspelling of hypocrisy (claiming moral standards to which one does not conform). See also hypercracy
A government that goes to war with other nations because they fail to respect human rights, while that same government maintains offshore torture camps is a hypocracy.
A government run by drug users which executes a 'War on Drugs' is a hypocracy.
Railing against a law or situation that has brought you many personal benefits.
Senaturd Kennedy inherited a vast fortune that had been shielded from inheritance taxes. Senaturd Kennedy wants high inheritance taxes. That's hypocracy.
Senaturd Clinton says she will take things from you in the name of the public good. But she will not yield her money or her possessions in the name of the public good. That's hypocracy.
Speaker Nancy Pelousy says unions are good, unions are great, unions are wonderful. But she will not allow union members to work in her restaurant or her winery. That's hypocracy.