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

18/08/2018 / Summer school, Training

The 51st Essex Summer School

Our team member Ali Bargu participated in the 51st Essex Summer School in which various types of quantitative and qualitative research...
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18/08/2018 / Summer school, Training

ESSLLI 2018 Summer School

Our team member Osman Mutlu participated in the 30th edition of European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI)...
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13/08/2018 / Recruitment

Updates on our team!

Our team members Sümerjan Bozkurt Güngen and Ömer Özcan has started their new Visiting Assistant Professorship positions in the University...
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