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La dynamique des classes moyennes à Taïwan

Abstract : Since the 1950s, Taiwan continues to grow in economy and reduce income disparities between social classes in the same time. Some researchers have shown a strong relationship between a rich and egalitarian society and the growth of the middle class. However, this is not sufficient to explain the complexity of the multiplication of the middle class. In fact, classes are composed of economic, cultural and political elements. In the purpose to realize this complexity, this research try to explore the political, cultural and economic elements in the contemporary history of Taiwan which help us to realize the dynamics and the formation of the middle class in Taiwan. In the first place, this research explores the trajectory of the composition of the middle class in Taiwan. In the second place, we analyze the elements which contribute to a middle class as the essential role in the development process of the society of Taiwan. In the third place, this research will examine "the crisis of the middle class" in today's Taiwan society: inflation diploma, lack of labor power of workers and liberalization of the economic world that conforms to the spirit of neo-liberalism. This project will build on the method that is defined by an analysis of historical sociology and empirical data.
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yi-Chun Chen. La dynamique des classes moyennes à Taïwan. Sociologie. Institut d'études politiques de Paris - Sciences Po, 2014. Français. ⟨NNT : 2014IEPP0047⟩. ⟨tel-03640647⟩



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