International Reports

Globalisation from the Bottom up – The Aspiring Middle Classes in Emerging Economies

by Susanna Vogt
The worldwide growth of the middle classes is bringing with it new economic realities, a growing class of consumers and changes to social and political structures. Awareness of and interest in this development are increasing, the phenomenon is moving into the global spotlight: How is this class positioned economically? How does it deal with crises? What are its social and political aspirations?