In addition Aristotle identified a mixed regime
that endeavored to include all the regimes in an ordered whole.
Aristotle believed that the best political system was a mixed regime
, one that had aspects of democracy but also gained stability from some bodies that, rather than pandering to public sentiment, took a longer view and obeyed a higher set of values (such as the preservation of liberty).
Neither book addresses Adams's effort to merge the classical mixed regime
of the one, the few, and the many with the modern separation of powers.
When Cicero referred to this mixed regime
, he used the name 'res publica.' This was the beginning of a very important republican tradition in Western civilization." That, as we noted earlier, was what was intended by the Founders of our country--a mixed regime
, a republic, and definitely not a democracy, the latter being for them an object of extreme dread.
But when Cicero came to praise Rome's mixed regime
in book 2 of the De republica, he emphasized the irrational or unplanned character of its changes: a people freed from kingship swings to a further extreme.
Some deputies advocated a parliamentary regime while there was consensus in the commission around the mixed regime
including positive aspects of both parliamentary and presidential regimes, he noted.
Finally, the mixed regime
was spread in a bigger number of countries: France, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Russia, and Hungary.
This is called a "balloon solution" and will lead to a new mixed regime
from which the monster and his family will go out.
The authors argue that Venezuela under Chavez is neither a full democracy nor a dictatorship, but rather a mixed regime
with elements of both political systems.