In totalitarian states, fascism can be openly pursued, and the complete commitment of the State to the interests of business, to the exclusion of the population does not have to be hidden, because the people already recognize that they are excluded from the process of policymaking.
Democratic state systems are more effective at obscuring corporate control, because the people believe they are participating in the formulation of policy.
This is surely one of the most important reasons the West pushes for “democratic” political reforms in the developing world. It is a means to mislead the population and divert their attention from the increasing domination of private power. Ironically, they are actually seeking to marginalize the population through democracy.