Wirtschaftliche, politische und soziale Auswirkungen des Aufstiegs neuer Mittelschichten

  • Alejandro Guarin
  • Mark Furness
  • Imme Scholz
  • Silke Weinlich
Part of the Globale Politische Ökonomie book series (GPÖ)

Zusammenfassung

In der letzten Dekade ist das Einkommen von etwa einer Milliarde Menschen so stark gewachsen, dass vom „Wachstum einer globalen Mittelschicht“ gesprochen wird. Im Folgenden werden drei Fragen beantwortet: In welcher Hinsicht können die neuen Mittelschichten tatsächlich als Mittelschichten im klassischen Sinne verstanden werden? Welche wirtschaftlichen, politischen und sozialen Auswirkungen sind mit diesen Einkommenszuwächsen verbunden? Entsprechen sie den Modernisierungsprozessen westlicher Gesellschaften? Ergebnis der Analyse ist, dass (a) die Einkommen der neuen Mittelschichten gegenwärtig und in den nächsten Jahrzehnten erheblich unter denen der reichen Länder liegen werden und (b) die Verteilung politischer und wirtschaftlicher Macht in den meisten Schwellenländern nicht so gestaltet ist wie in Europa oder Nordamerika zu Beginn des letzten Jahrhunderts.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alejandro Guarin
    • 1
  • Mark Furness
    • 2
  • Imme Scholz
    • 1
  • Silke Weinlich
    • 2
  1. 1.Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)Bonn
  2. 2.Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)Bonn

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