Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee

The Palgrave International Handbook of Basic Income

Editors: Torry, Malcolm (Ed.)

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  • Offers a comprehensive discussion of all the important aspects of the Basic Income debate for academics, policymakers and interested individuals
  • Compares Pilot Projects and Basic Income experiments across the world, addressing case studies from Canada and the USA, Brazil, Iran, Namibia, India, Switzerland, Finland and The Netherlands
  • Assesses the differing effects of Basic Income schemes and Basic Income in 5 key areas: employment market effects, social effects, economic effects, ecological effects and gender effects
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“This Handbook offers a timely ‘snapshot’ of the fast-moving global debates on Basic Income. Embracing a range of ideological, ethical, historical and cross-national perspectives, it looks at the case for Basic Income through both a focused and a wide-angled lens. Rather than asserting hard and fast conclusions, it ends with the valuable message that context is all.”
—Ruth Lister, Loughborough University, UK 

“A must-read Handbook that provides solid foundations for the growing number of researchers, policymakers and campaigners involved in the ongoing debate on Basic Income."
—Rubén M. Lo Vuolo, the Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Public Policy, Argentina

“A comprehensive, competent, accessible, up-to-date picture of the current state of knowledge and debate on basic income in several disciplines and in many countries.”
—Philippe Van Parijs, the University of Louvain, Belgium 

A Basic Income is an unconditional regular payment for every individual. But is it desirable? And is it feasible? This Handbook brings together scholars from various disciplines and from around the world to examine the history, characteristics, effects, viability and implementation of Basic Income. A variety of pilot projects and ideological perspectives are considered in depth.



About the authors

Malcolm Torry is the Director of the Citizen’s Basic Income Trust and Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. His research interests include the reform of the benefits system, and particularly the Basic Income debate.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £111.50
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Hardcover £139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave International Handbook of Basic Income
Editors
  • Malcolm Torry
Series Title
Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23614-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23614-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23613-7
Series ISSN
2662-3803
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLVIII, 560
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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