Forms Of Government In Aristotle's Democracy And Oligarchy
He says that every nation faces different circumstances and different ideas about who should vote and this will affect the type of democracy that is in the nation. He describes five different ways that democracy can be interpreted. Democracy can be when everyone is equal regardless of their wealth, when the magistrates have to have a low property qualification, when every citizen who is not disqualified to vote can take part in government, when everyone has a share in the government and the law reigns supreme, or when the mass has power over law. He even describes what his view of a constitutional democracy is. He says that a constitutional democracy is a blend of oligarchy and democracy. Constitutional democracy is part democracy since everyone who is not disqualified to vote can take part in government and is part oligarchy since the rulers of the United States would be the elites who make up a small percentage of the population of the United States. The elites want the common masses to believe that they have a say in the government so they say it is a democracy, yet they want to keep the power contained within their ranks.
The type of democracy that is put in place under the Constitution is different from the type of democracy that Aristotle talks about. Aristotle talks