Here is an excellent post from the first blog assignment.
It’s 2012, and the world in which we live is going through major political changes. Dictatorship after dictatorship fall as the people in authoritarian regimes, such as Egypt and Libya, rise in a drive towards pursuing the “good life,” a phrase associated with Aristotle in his analysis of different forms of government (Dyck, Studying Politics). Aristotle’s classification of governments (The Politics) could just as easily have been done 100 years ago, yet he did so more than 2,000 years before.
|True forms Ruled for the common good of all||Perversions Ruled for the good of private interests|
|Rule by one||Monarchy||Tyranny Governed for the interest of the monarch only|
|Rule by few||Aristocracy||Oligarchy Governed for the interest of the wealthy only|
|Rule by many||Polity||Democracy Governed for the interests of the needy only|
Today’s observer should have no problem identifying the form of government in most states, with regimes generally falling into…
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