The New Politics of Welfare:
Towards an “Emerging Markets” Welfare State Regime
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.
Horizon 2020, Excellent Science, ERC Starting Grant 2016, Project Number: 714868, Proposal Acronym: EmergingWelfare