China’s Middle Class – A Driving Force for Democratic Change or Guarantors of the Status Quo? - International Reports
China’s Middle Class – A Driving Force for Democratic Change or Guarantors of the Status Quo?
Dr. Peter Hefele, Andreas Dittrich
The rise of the emerging countries has been accompanied by the creation of a middle class. There is the hope that these people will start to demand some form of political and social participation and so contribute to a democratisation of the predominantly authoritarian regimes in their respective countries. Is it right to assume that history will be repeated in the most densely populated country in the world, the People’s Republic of China?