For aristotle the human is by nature destined to live in a political association yet not all who live in the political association are citizens, and not all citizens are given equal share in the power of association the idea of polity is that all citizens should take short turns at ruling (vii, 1332 b17-27. Aristotle developed the idea of citizenship and restored the problem of citizenship to the center of political discussion: citizenship has been a persistent social human need it is as old as settled human community.
Aristotle’s views on citizenship are colored by his conservative stance he wanted to rationalize the situation in athens and was opposed to radical transformation citizens in the “polis” were privileged class of people who enjoyed complete monopoly in political affairs.
Aristotle’s theory of citizenship and slavery aristotle strongly believed that the middle class have a powerful role to play in the state according to maxey, one of the greatest values of aristotle’s theory of citizenship was the salvation of political society lies in the enthronement of rulers of that salutary middle class, which represents the happy mean between wealth and poverty. Aristotle's constitutional theory is based on his theory of justice, which is expounded in nicomachean ethics book v aristotle distinguishes two different but related senses of “justice” — universal and particular — both of which play an important role in his constitutional theory.
Aristotle theory of citizenship a discourse theory of citizenship this article discusses the concept of citizenship and how citizenship as a form of public engagement is crucial to democracy as a whole. Aristotle’s analysis of citizenship is directly related to the concept of the constitution constitution is the only factor which will adequately account for the identity of a state citizens share in the political functions-of citizenship and these functions are determined by the constitution. According to aristotle, the work that separates a citizen from a non-citizen, who is directly involved in the post and participating in the judicial work, acts as a judge in a court, participates in judicial work, a person can get citizenship by getting a member of the elected legislative assembly.
Aristotle next compares the criteria for being a good citizen and those for being a good man one is a good citizen to the extent to which one upholds and honors the constitution because there are different kinds of constitutions there are also different kinds of good citizens. Aristotle theory of origin of state: concept, elements and necessary conditions aristotle’s theory of origin of state, its nature and the end rests on several premises firstly, the origin of state depends on the triangular nature of the human soul from this theory, he inferred that man is both. Aristotle and citizenship aristotle's main view about the nature of citizenship is that the work of citizens actively engages man's rational capacity and that it is serious, honored work slaves do the necessary tasks of life.