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China in the middle of Sweden
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

China´s ongoing transformation into a consumer-driven economy, could this influence the Swedish society in more ways than just the economic? The purpose of this study is to contribute with qualitative research examples for further research in order to shed some light on, or give significant insights into how contemporary and emerging relations between China and Sweden might influence Swedish society and culture. This study seeks to find a understanding if there is a connection between household consumption expenditure growth and the rise of the middle class in China which might be related to the structural transition to a modern consumer economy, and if this in turn can impact Swedish society in more ways than just the economic in a globalization perspective. The methodology choice for this study is a Sociological exploratory approach with qualitative semi-structured expert interviews. The study shows that the Swedish society could be affected in more unprecedented ways than just the economic.

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2012. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
Globalisation, globalization, China, Sweden, culture, trade, Sociology, GDP, BNP
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-167131OAI: diva2:490485
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-02-22 Created: 2012-01-22 Last updated: 2012-02-22Bibliographically approved

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