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Why middle class activism surprises economists

Chen, Heng (2017) Why middle class activism surprises economists. LSE Business Review (10 Oct 2017). Website.

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A middle class in modern societies often causes political ferment and spearheads mass movements against the status quo. The political turmoils that swept Brazil, Bulgaria and Turkey in 2013 provide recent examples. The demonstrations in Turkey grew from a protest against plans for a construction project; an increase in public transport prices triggered the protests in Brazil; and the government corruption and cronyism set off the protests in Bulgaria.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2017 10:22
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:15

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