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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Using AI for Multi-Country Automated Protest Event Collection

Emerging Welfare Project team -- Assoc. Prof. Erdem Yoruk, Dr. Ali Hurriyetoglu, Dr. Cagri Yoltar, and Firat Durusan-- will be...
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SUNN Webinars on Artificial Intelligence

Erdem Yörük  will give a webinar, titled The Potentials and Challenges of Using Artificial Intelligence to Understand Social Movements, at...
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Erdem Yörük was at Güne Bakış program of

Erdem Yörük was a guest speaker at Güne Bakış program of Medyascope Youtube channel on November 6, 2020, to talk...
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