Aristotle on Participatory Democracy

Winthrop, Delba. "Aristotle on Participatory Democracy." Polity, Vol. 11, No. 2, Winter, 1978.


“When political scientists and historians of political philosophy they are understandably tempted to speculate what he might have said about a political problem with which we Americans are vitally concerned: participatory democracy. If our own thoughts about participatory democracy were clear, it might be unnecessary to consult Aristotle; but contemporary analysis tends to be, at best, of little help to democratic politics and, at worst, insufficient for a coherent political science.”