A Brief Analysis on Elite Democracy in Authoritarianism Countries

Jia Hong


This paper, commencing with the revision of classical concepts on democracy, puts forward that democracy is not only the aim but also a kind of means and method, based on which the paper further analyzes the shaping of democracy, and points out that elite democracy is an inevitable trend and that the role and function that elite democracy plays in the process of democratization is the exhibition of democratization strategy piloted by elites. In the last part of this paper, the author presents the relationship between elite democracy and authoritarianism and points out the development direction for elite democracy in authoritarianism countries.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v4n1p13

Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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