Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 April 2013

240 Pages | 2 figures and 26 tables


ISBN: 9780199841639

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A Middle Class Without Democracy

Economic Growth and the Prospects for Democratization in China

Jie Chen

  • Based on unique set of data from recent probability-sample surveys and interviews in three major Chinese cities
  • Includes data from both middle-class and non-middle-class populations, enabling cross-class analysis
  • Utilizes the 'contingent' approach to analyze the middle class's orientation toward democracy in China

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