In the modern world, the importance of democracy has increased significantly for several reasons such as human rights prosperity and the crisis of legitimacy from which many countries are suffering, especially developing countries. This has allowed an opportunity for some states to use the question of democratization as a means to put pressure on systems that do not intersect with their interests, particularly those systems that do not accept any interference in their orbit.
On the other hand, some non-democratic regimes try to prolong their lives by using the question of national sovereignty as a pretext to avoid any talk about democratic transition.
Because of the above, this article tries to go deep into the Aristotelian thought in order to emphasize that democracy:
- Must derive from the nature of the society in which it is applied and thus might be the best regime, or else it could became a deformity that harms political and social life in general;
- As a solution to the problem of government, democracy is not necessarily the only or best solution for all societies.
This research tries to go back to the Aristotelian thought as an attempt to understand one of the clear sources of democratic thought because many contemporary theses about democracy are motivated by interests rather than loyalty to democratic rule.
"The Aristotelian Thought and Bases of the Democracy,"
Journal Sharia and Law: Vol. 2012
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/sharia_and_law/vol2012/iss50/8