Call for Papers: Workshop on the New Politics of Welfare in Emerging Markets by
Emerging Welfare Project Koç University, Department of Sociology, Istanbul
(March 15-16 2018)
We invite scholars to the “The New Politics of Welfare in Emerging Market Economies” workshop, organized by the the ERC-funded “Emerging Welfare” project in the Department of Sociology at Koç University, İstanbul (see emw.ku.edu.tr). In emerging markets, a new world of welfare with unique programs (particularly very large social assistance programs), services, budgets and huge coverage is in the formation. For example, the five largest social safety assistance program in the world are provided by China, India and Brazil to cover 486 million people, a figure almost equal to the European population. Other emerging markets such as South Africa, Turkey, Mexico, Indonesia, Russia have recently developed extensive social safety net programs, as well.
The workshop will be hosted by Koç University, Istanbul and travel and accommodation expenses of participants will be covered by the Emerging Welfare research project. The deadline for applications is September 30. Please send your one-page application, which includes an abstract, a description of the current state of the paper (whether it is a working paper or existing data analysis etc.) and a short bio to the principal investigator of the project, Dr. Erdem Yörük (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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