Emerging Welfare is an ERC funded project that investigates the politics of contemporary welfare state development in emerging market economies to answer these questions. It is a multimethod and interdisciplinary comparative welfare research project. We are building separate databases for welfare and political protest, and we employ quantitative, computational, and qualitative methods to explain the politics of welfare in select emerging markets, including China, India, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Turkey, from a comparative and historical perspective.

The project is structured around two main research questions:

⇒ First, are we observing a new global welfare state regime structure as a result of this welfare state expansion in emerging markets?

⇒ And, second, what is the cause of this welfare state expansion in emerging markets? Specifically, what is the role of politics?

Please visit the official website of the project (https://emw.ku.edu.tr/) for further information.