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Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Danielle Resnick - Journal of International Development, 2015
Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– A Harbinger of Political Change?
Robert Mattes - Journal of International Development, 2015
Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Nic Cheeseman - Journal of International Development, 2015
Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Implications for Food System Transformation
David Tschirley, Thomas Reardon, Michael Dolislager, Jason Snyder - Journal of International Development, 2015
Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Antoinette Handley - Journal of International Development, 2015
Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Who Belongs to Africa's Middle Class?
James Thurlow, Danielle Resnick, Dumebi Ubogu - Journal of International Development, 2015
Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Retrospect and Prospects
Danielle Resnick - Journal of International Development, 2015
This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Danielle Resnick - Journal of International Development, 2015

This special issue introduction provides a historical perspective in order to contextualize the political economy of Africa’s emergent middle class. In doing so, three overarching research questions are discussed to better understand the middle class’ transformative potential. First,...

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– A Harbinger of Political Change?
Robert Mattes - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

South Africa has seen a significant increase in the size of the black middle class in the post-apartheid period, but the attitudinal consequences of indicators of the middle class, as of 2011, are inconsistent and modest in size. While members of the middle class are no more likely to hold...

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– Implications for Food System Transformation
David Tschirley, Thomas Reardon, Michael Dolislager, Jason Snyder - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

We examine the implications of the rise of a middle class in East and Southern Africa for food consumption patterns and the food system. A unique classification of food items shows that highly processed food has one-third of the purchased food market, with comparable shares in rural and urban areas...

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– the Middle Class, Private Sector and Economic Outcomes in Africa
Antoinette Handley - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Political scientists have generally seen two key features of African political economies—a relatively small or absent middle class, and a middle class that is unusually embedded in the state—as key explanations of the troubled political and economic trajectories of many African...

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– Evidence from Kenya
Nic Cheeseman - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Barrington Moore’s famous line ‘no bourgeoisie, no democracy’ is one of the most quoted claims in political science. But has the rise of the African middle class promoted democratic consolidation? This paper uses the case of Kenya to investigate the attitudes and behaviours of the...

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– What are the Implications for Development and Democracy?
Danielle Resnick - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

11 December 2013 Danielle Resnick Economic transformation and social mobility are currently popular themes in the development community. Both themes are especially relevant to analyses of the small but growing middle class in sub-Saharan Africa. Due to impressive rates of economic growth...

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