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Elite, Party and Institution: The Logic of Political Development since Kyrgyzstan’s Independence 精英、政党与制度:吉尔吉斯斯坦独立以来的政治发展逻辑

 Author: Wang Linbing, Lei Lin  Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Journal, Kyrgyzstan, Politics, Transition  Publisher: Russia, East European, and Central Asian Studies 2019(5), 141-158  Publication Date: 2019  Language: Chinese  Link to Publisher

Since the independence of Kyrgyzstan, along with the construction of state power, it has experienced three stages of political development: elite transformation and power reshaping, authoritarian prevalence and party rise, institutional reconstruction and parliamentary democracy. Due to the unfinished nature of this project, Kyrgyzstan’s political development is still under the influence of elites, political parties and institutions. It still faces many practical problems such as the mismatch between the democratic expectations of the elites and the democratic capabilities of the institutions, the dilemma of the involution of the power interests and the socialization of democratic interests, and the contradiction between the asymmetry of elite power and the symmetry of the system. In the process of institutional reconstruction, an effective path for institutional reconstruction and democratic development in Kyrgyzstan at this stage is giving priority to establishing government authority, replacing individual authority with institutional authority to promote national construction and social development, and then establishing central authority kernelled within the national parliament.