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

News from EMW

04/09/2017 / Recruitment

Updates on our team!

Dr. Zeynep Clulow and Dr. Ali Hürriyetoğlu are offered Post-Doctoral Researcher positions for our project. We look forward to meeting...
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12/08/2017 / Conference Participation

The NoPSA Conference 2017

Our Principal Investigator Asst. Prof. Erdem Yörük presented a paper, titled “New Global Welfare Regime Cluster Structure," at the Nordic...
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22/07/2017 / Recruitment

New Supervisor Researcher: Assoc. Prof. Deniz Yüret

Assoc. Prof. Deniz Yüret from the  Computer Engineering Department of Koç University started to work with us as a Supervisor...
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