Contemporary Comparative Politics and Revival of Regime Analysis Contra Reviving Aristotle's Regime Science*

Clifford A. Bates, Jr.
2015 Przegląd Politologiczny  
This paper suggests that upon comparing the various behavioural models and post-behav ioural approaches (mostly understood as "the return of the state" and the concept of the political regime that emerges from that return) to compare political systems, we discover that Aristotle's science of re gimes is a superior framework to various models advanced by the majority of regime frameworks of contemporary comparative political science. In examining that whole attempt to recover the regime as a
more » ... the regime as a means to analyze human political behaviour one finally comes to see that Aristotle's approach allows a more accurate and precise presentation of human political behaviour found within the structure of given political communities that are shaped by the given form of a particular regime.
doi:10.14746/pp.2015.20.4.12 fatcat:k6dzejigb5e7zhjibnzttpei2m