Middle Class As Driver of Change? Between Democracy, Conservatism and Self-Interest

Thursday, July 17, 2014: 5:30 PM-7:20 PM
Room: 419
RC09 Social Transformations and Sociology of Development (host committee)

Language: English

Session Organizer:
Dieter NEUBERT, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Elísio MACAMO, University of Basel, Switzerland
The Ambiguous Relationship Between Middle-Class, Civil Society and Democracy (Oral Presentation)
Dieter NEUBERT, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Student's and Women's Movements in Kenya Transforming the Political Landscape (Oral Presentation)
Anna DEUTSCHMANN, University of Vienna, Austria

Linking Middle Class to Political Stability in Ghana (Oral Presentation)
Jamilla HAMIDU, Sciences Po Bordeaux, France

In the Middle or in a Muddle: Socio-Cultural Politics and the Indian Middle Classes (Oral Presentation)
Tim SCRASE, Australian Catholic University, Australia

Is The Middle Class a Harbinger Of Democracy? Evidence From Southeast Asia (Oral Presentation)
Erik KUHONTA, McGill University, Canada