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


EMW team is at Berlin!

Erdem Yörük and Ali Bargu are presenting their paper at the Changing Political Regime, Implications for Social Policy: Putting Turkey…
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Erdem Yörük was at Paralaks program as a guest speaker

Erdem Yörük was a guest speaker at Murat Büyükkarabacak’s Paralaks program at Karşı Mahalle Youtube channel on November 8, 2019….
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Erdem Yörük was at

Erdem Yörük participated at Güne Bakış program of Medyascope Youtube channel as a guest speaker on October 21, 2019.
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