Discussion: Greek philosopher Aristotle

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Discussion: Greek philosopher Aristotle

Discussion: Greek philosopher Aristotle

NOW FOR AN ORIGINAL PAPER ASSIGNMENT: Discussion: Greek philosopher Aristotle

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

· Textbook: Chapter 7, 8, 9

· Lesson

· Minimum of 2 scholarly sources

Instructions
Many countries have gone through various ways of governing-by one, by a group, or by the people. Pick one developing country. Examine this country’s political history and current barriers in developing their democracy. Create a concise argument on the type of democracy they should institute and why.

Use the following list to select your developing country: https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1876/310mab.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Writing Requirements (APA format)

· Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page or references page)

· 1-inch margins

· Double spaced

· 12-point Times New Roman font

· Title page

· References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources)

Chapter 7. Parliamentary Democracy: Pros and Cons of Perishable Governments

Learning Objectives

· 1Describe Aristotle’s concept of a mixed regime, and identify a modern political system that perhaps best embodies the Aristotelian model.

· 2Compare the U.S. presidential model to British-style parliamentary systems.

· 3Argue the case both for and against a powerful executive branch.

· 4Compare and contrast the executives in the UK, Germany, and France.

· 5Compare and contrast the British parliament and the U.S. Congress.

· 6Explain the view that Japanese government and society is Western in form but Japanese in substance.

· 7Identify the obstacles to parliamentary democracy in India and Israel compared to countries in Western Europe.

We have not only to study the ideally best constitution. We have also to study the type of constitution which is practicable [that is, the best for a state under actual conditions]…. The sort of constitutional system which ought to be proposed is one which men can be easily induced, and will be readily able, to graft onto the system they already have.

Aristotle, The Politics *

Long ago, the great Greek philosopher Aristotle made a compelling case for the systematic comparison of political systems. Today, the value of comparative political analysis is widely recognized in the discipline. We have seen that strikingly different forms of government are possible—democratic, authoritarian, and totalitarian—and that there are many permutations of each form. Authoritarian regimes, for example, can be monarchies, military juntas, theocracies, and so on.

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