The New Politics of Welfare:
Towards an “Emerging Markets” Welfare State Regime


About the Project







This research project aims to identify a new welfare regime in  emerging market economies and explain why it has emerged.

The project will compare China, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey to test two hypotheses:

(i) emerging market economies are forming a new welfare regime that differs from liberal, corporatist and social democratic welfare regimes of the global north on the basis of extensive and decommodifying social assistance programmes

(ii) the new welfare regime emerges principally as a response to the growing political power of the poor as a dual source of threat and support for governments.

The project is led by Assistant Prof. Dr. Erdem Yörük and funded by the European Research Council.

Horizon 2020, Excellent Science, ERC Starting Grant 2016,  Project Number: 714868, Proposal Acronym: EmergingWelfare

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Our research team is at the MSPA Conference 2018 (2)

Ali Bargu presented the co-authored paper, titled Social Assistance as Political Containment in Contemporary China at the 76th annual Midwest...
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Our research team is at the MPSA Conference 2018 (1)

İbrahim Öker presented the co-authored paper, titled Indigenous Revolts and Politics of Social Assistance in Mexico at the 76th annual...
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The New Politics of Welfare in Emerging Market Economies Workshop is completed

The New Politics of Welfare in Emerging Market Economies Workshop, organized by the EMW project, has been completed yielding a...
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