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Aristotle’s Polity Gage Espy | Comparative Politics | September 29, 2017 1041 words
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E s p y | 1 Aristotle’s Politics went over the very basic and fundamental ideas of a government, or a regime. Through this he established the idea that all regimes are aiming for what they believe is best for the city-state. He also established that there were 6 forms of these regimes; kingship, aristocracy, polity, tyranny, oligarchy, and democracy. The first three stated were what Aristotle stated as “good” regimes, and the last three were “bad regimes”. Aristotle recognizes that a truly perfect dream only exists through theory. The only way to figure which regime is the most effective is through situation. But, as a polity is a hybrid of an oligarchy and a democracy, making it a very effective regime without situational views. Such as it equality and mix of ideas. Such a regime would need a strong middle class to function properly. As Aristotle describes it, a polity is a mix between an oligarchy and a democracy. An oligarchy is a form of regime in which the wealthy rule while a democracy is the opposite while the poor rule. Making a hybrid such as a polity work, it would need a strong middle class. With an oligarchy the few rule, which would be the wealthy, and wouldn’t give the poor proper representation. While in a democracy, the many rule, so the poor would have more of a say and not give the wealthy a very solid representation. This would definitely make the views of the two regimes differ from one another.
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