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

04/03/2019 / Symposium

We met with more than 60 researchers at the Symposium on March 1, 2019, Friday

The Frontier Social Policy Research Symposium, organized by the Emerging Welfare Project, took place on March 1, 2019, with the...
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Aline Villavicencio visited the EMW Project Team at Koç University

Aline Villavicencio, one of the advisors of the Emerging Welfare Project, came to visit us at Koç University and gave...
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13/02/2019 / Symposium

Frontier Social Policy Research Symposium

We are organizing the Frontier Social Policy Research Symposium that will take place on March 1, 2019, Friday, from 10am...
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