Heyo. Well this is my very first question here so it might be a bit, I guess crude/blunt or unpolished. Anyways!
This is for a world I've been building set in the nearish future (around 200-300 years) in the Solar System, called Warlords. So the belt in this universe is populated by three main groups of people:
Corporations: Usually Terran or Martian based who make money in one of two ways: mining like everyone else. Or controlling the space stations (ex: renting out property to businesses, selling fuel, and tariffs on shipping goods to the other colonies)
Clans: The Clans are large groups of mining families that have banded together into a couple of fleets for mutual protection. They are usually only considered a proper 'Clan' if they are able to demand tribute or 'bump' (knocking another ship off of an asteroid) smaller families.
Free Miners: This one is pretty vague. Free miners can be anything from small families with a few ships, a one ship operation, or migrant workers that go the stations to be hired out by guilds or larger clans.
Now the Hegemony (government that controls the inner planets) is the official ruler of the belt, but lacks direct control for the majority of the belt only controlling major population centers(Ceres, Vesta, etc are under their control). The Hegemony has also set prices and regulations on certain materials and businesses (ex: fuel, rations, and water) to prevent economic abuse by the clans or companies and to minimize conflict in the belt. Finally the Fleet patrols the belt dealing with piracy and other threats, but the patrols are spaced out and rare.
To actually control the stations not under their direct control the Hegemony uses their fleet and economics. They threaten stations that don't comply to their standards with occupation (which means less profits). They also make special deals with corporations and clans that cooperate giving them under the table financing inexchange for the groups helping to maintain order in the belt.
Would a system built around those three groups and the government work/does it make practical sense?
note: (been edited so some of the comments below may look out of place or look like I repeated something already said)