American Foreign Policy and the Global Middle Class

Staff: Walter Russell Mead, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy
January 1, 2005 - June 30, 2007

Walter Russell Mead is examining the emergence of a middle class in several developing economies and studying the implication of this new force for American foreign policy. The project compares the political role that the middle class played in promoting democracy during the process of industrialization in the West with the role the middle class is playing today in promoting democracy in the Third World.