Kinas Udvikling - Ulighed og Økonomisk Vækst: China's Development - Inequality and Economic Growth

Lasse Alexander Behrsin, Caroline Groes Agerholm, Enevold Krogh, Anne Katrine & Tanzela Rafiq

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


ABSTRACT - Chinas development; Inequality and economic growth The central theme of this assignment is inequality in China and the consequences of the economic shift from planned economy to market economy. This paper ’Chinas development’ looks at the historical background of the economic growth and how the shift in the economy has challenged the Chinese community structure, and which part of the population that suffers the most due to the massive economic growth. The assignment's analysis uses Émile Durkheim's theory to illuminate the division of labor stability and inequality in the Chinese population. This helps to give an overall picture of the structure of society and clarify the increasing polarization between rich and poor in China. We conclude that Durkheim's theory explains how China's structure functions, however it also shows that the solidarity of the society is divided into two. China is under a moderni-zation process. The inequality is increasing and the experience of common solidarity is disappearing, because of the market economics growing influence. As the feeling of a sha-red solidarity in the society disappears, the collective communities become more unequal and lead to instability, which causes public demonstrations and riots. The government is forced to handle and respond to these demonstrations, often by exercising violent and controlling power.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2014


  • China; Kina; Udvikling; Development; Economy; Økonomi; Durkheim; Ulighed; Inequality; Solidaritet; solidarity; Mao; Deng