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Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee

Basic Income in Australia and New Zealand

Perspectives from the Neoliberal Frontier

Editors: Mays, J., Marston, G., Tomlinson, J. (Eds.)

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About this book

Basic income is an innovative, powerful egalitarian response to widening global inequalities and poverty experiences in society, one that runs counter to the neoliberal transformations of modern welfare states, social security, and labor market programs. This book is the first collective volume of its kind to ask whether a basic income offers a viable solution to the income support systems in Australia and New Zealand. Though often neglected in discussions of basic income, both countries are advanced liberal democracies dominated by neoliberal transformations of the welfare state, and therefore have great potential to advance debates on the topic. The contributors' essays and case studies explore the historical basis on which a basic income program might stand in these two countries, the ideological nuances and complexities of implementing such a policy, and ideas for future development that might allow the program to be put into practice regionally and applied internationally.

About the authors

Jenni Mays is Course Coordinator (Human Services) and Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She has extensive professional and academic experience working in the university, as well as in disability government, non-government, and community sectors, spanning over twenty years.

Greg Marston is Professor of Social Policy in the School of Public Health and Social Work at Queensland University of Technology, Australia, and the coordinator for the Basic Income Guarantee Australia website. He has a longstanding interest in social policy and social justice, particularly in regard to income security, unemployment, social housing, refugee resettlement, comparative welfare states, and critical theory.

The driving force behind the initial development of the Basic Income Guarantee Australia website, John Tomlinson is a recently retired Senior Lecturer from Queensland University of Technology, Australia. His research interests include income maintenance, basic income, unemployment, indigenous struggle, social policy, refugees, and critical theory building.

Reviews

“The authors of this book present diverse and persuasive arguments for a BI, specifically for Australia and New Zealand. The excellent introduction sketches history and context, and provides an overview of BI which will be invaluable both to readers new to the subject and to specialists. … This book should be open on the desk of every politician and policymaker in the region.” (Jonathan Barrett, Labour & Industry, Vol. 26 (4), 2016)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Neoliberal Frontiers and Economic Insecurity: Is Basic Income a Solution?

    Mays, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Basic Income as Public Equity: The New Zealand Case

    Rankin, Keith

    Pages 29-51

  • Australian Basic Income: Efficiency and Equity

    Tomlinson, John

    Pages 53-68

  • “Running on Empty”: Australia’s Neoliberal Social Security System, 1988–2015

    Watts, Rob

    Pages 69-91

  • Can Older Citizens Lead the Way to a Universal Basic Income?

    St John, Susan

    Pages 95-114

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53532-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $120.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53531-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-71028-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Basic Income in Australia and New Zealand
Book Subtitle
Perspectives from the Neoliberal Frontier
Editors
  • J. Mays
  • G. Marston
  • J. Tomlinson
Series Title
Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53532-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137535320
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53531-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-71028-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 268
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