Modernization, Authoritarianism and Democracy

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2010-11-91-103

Abstract. The term “modernization”, which naturally emerged in the era of modernity, meant transition from a traditional pre-capitalist society to a more advanced one. This is a complex process developing in various spheres with different speed. Its crucial point, however, is the modernization of social relations. A key factor in trying to envisage the prospects of modernization is the quality of ruling elites. 

Keywords: modernization, authoritarianism, soft authoritarian regime, democratic development, modernizations of different periods, foreign experience of modernizations, quality of elite 

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Modernization, Authoritarianism and Democracy. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2010, no. 11, pp. 91-103.

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