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Topic - Terra Lawson-Remer
Mass protests in Brazil and halfway around the world in Turkey are the latest manifestations of the coming of age of a politically aware global middle class that, armed with little more than Twitter and Facebook, is demanding greater government accountability, basic rights and a more equitable distribution of resources.
"The emerging middle classes in both Turkey and Brazil are beginning to flex their new power in shaping the policy discourse," said Terra Lawson-Remer, a researcher for civil society, markets and democracy issues at the Council on Foreign Relations.
"The current protests suggest a need for a serious reorientation in some of [Turkey's] economic and political priorities and strategies, but Brazil's democratic government is not under threat," Ms. Lawson-Remer said.