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.

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


 The Global Welfare Dataset 

News from EMW


DW referred to Erdem Yörük’s forthcoming book in their news article

Deutsche Welle (DW) referred to Erdem Yoruk’s forthcoming book, titled The Politics of the Welfare State in Turkey for the…
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Erdem Yörük was at Politik Akademi program of

Erdem Yörük was a guest speaker at Gülçin Karabağ’s Politik Akademi program at Medyascope Youtube channel on May 3, 2020,…
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Erdem Yoruk will be the guest of Prof. Dr. Ender Arikan

Erdem Yoruk will be the guest of Prof. Dr. Ender Arikan (@drenderarikan) to discuss societal relations in times of Corona…
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