What is POLITY ???
Posted by kronstadt on February 10, 2007
For the purpose of classifying different forms of constitutions and forms of governance, Aristotle (in Politics, Book III,7) noted that 2 questions must always be asked:
- Who is the rube by ? , and,
- Whose interest that rule serves?
He came up with 3 categories: One, Few, Many (One, Elite, People).
The above is what Aristotle’s classification of political systems looked like.
So…. “Democracy” is NOT the best system. In fact, it is since ancient Greece that it was know that Democracy is “Rule of the People, in the interests of the Elite”. This is one of the reasons why Imperialist powers love the concept of Democracy and try to sperad it accross the “un-Enlightened and backward” parts of the world.
As far as Armenian condition is concerned, it looks like we’re doing pretty bad. It looks like we have Oligarchy: the rule of the Few, in the interests of the Few. 😦
Polity is the best system that we must aim for: Rule of the People, in the interests of the People. Direct Democracy by the People, for the People.