The Case for Universal Basic Income

Author:   Louise Haagh
Publisher:   Polity Press
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9781509522958


Pages:   140
Publication Date:   07 June 2019
Format:   Hardback
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The Case for Universal Basic Income


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Advocated (and attacked) by commentators across the political spectrum, paying every citizen a basic income regardless of their circumstances sounds utopian. However, as our economies are transformed and welfare states feel the strain, it has become a hotly debated issue. In this compelling book, Louise Haagh, one of the world's leading experts on basic income, argues that Universal Basic Income is essential to freedom, human development and democracy in the twenty-first century. She shows that, far from being a silver bullet that will transform or replace capitalism, or a sticking plaster that will extend it, it is a crucial element in a much broader task of constructing a democratic society that will promote social equality and humanist justice. She uses her unrivalled knowledge of the existing research to unearth key issues in design and implementation in a range of different contexts across the globe, highlighting the potential and pitfalls at a time of crisis in governing and public austerity. This book will be essential reading for anyone who wants to get beyond the hype and properly understand one of the most important issues facing politics, economics and social policy today.

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Author:   Louise Haagh
Publisher:   Polity Press
Imprint:   Polity Press
Dimensions:   Width: 12.40cm , Height: 2.10cm , Length: 19.50cm
Weight:   0.368kg
ISBN:  

9781509522958


ISBN 10:   1509522956
Pages:   140
Publication Date:   07 June 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Basic Income in Time Chapter 2 Human Development Freedom Chapter 3 Democratic Development Conclusion For full extended appendices, please click here: http://politybooks.com/haagh-ubi-appendices/

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`An outstanding book which makes a major contribution to the debate on basic income, highlighting its potential to supplement rather than replace the welfare state and to make economic life more democratic.' Andrew Gamble, University of Sheffield


An outstanding book which makes a major contribution to the debate on basic income, highlighting its potential to supplement rather than replace the welfare state and to make economic life more democratic. Andrew Gamble, University of Sheffield


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Louise Haagh is Professor of Politics at the University of York.

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