The Basic Income Earth Network Congress 2024 is being hosted at the University of Bath, UK from the
29. The theme for the Congress is Reclaiming the Future: Basic Income and Socioecological Transformation. The event aims to hold political and academic discussions on the role a basic income and allied ideas and movements can play in a just and sustainable transformation. th-31 st of August 2024
We are now accepting contributions, in the forms of panels, roundtables, sessions, workshops, performances and activities, to help co-shape the agenda for the Congress. This is not a call for papers, which will follow early next year. We aim to attract participation and partnerships from a wide range of actors, movements and organizations to make this a truly rich and transformative festival of ideas. This includes those not traditionally within the basic income fold, and even those critical of the idea. The full Call for Contributions can be found here. The deadline for submissions is 15th of January 2024.
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The 20th Basic Income Earth Network Congress will be hosted online from Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 August 2021. The theme for the Congress is
Idea to Reality. We want to consider how we take Basic Income from a big idea for big change to a reality. All are welcome to join us in discussion at this exciting time for the Basic Income Movement.
The conference will be hosted on Whova, a specialist online conference platform. You’ll be able to view the programme and pick which sessions to attend, securely view all the presentations on the platform, as well as take part in discussions and message boards and re-watch anything you might have missed for up to 6 months afterwards.
Basic Income Network Scotland, in partnership with the University of Strathclyde, are excited to be putting together a programme packed with perspectives on Basic Income in Scotland, the wider UK and around the world. We will present insights into the status of Basic Income in Scotland, including: the feasibility study into a Scottish Basic Income experiment, political attitudes and work on Basic Income, civil society perspectives, and creative and cultural demonstrations that represent the Scottish debate.
More about the Programme
The programme will be a dynamic mix of academic paper presentations, workshops, and special events showcasing the work of artists and Basic Income activists across the world. There will be strands focussing on Scotland; Canada; funding Basic Income; Basic Income and Health; Basic Income and the environment; the Philosophy of UBI, and more. Across four days we’re looking forward to welcoming nearly 200 speakers to share their work.
Our highlights include:
Annie Miller, co-founder of Basic Income Network Scotland, will be presenting at the Congress. Economist, academic, lecturer, Basic Income advocate and author, Annie has written several important books on Basic Income: A Basic Income Handbook (2017), A Basic Income Pocketbook (2020) and Essentials of Basic Income (2020). You’ll also get the chance to hear from Guy Standing, another exciting author who’s made important contributions to literature on Basic Income, including his book Plunder of the Commons: A Manifesto for Sharing Public Wealth – which Brian Eno called ‘one of the most important books I’ve read in years’! Representatives from Scotland’s Basic Income feasibility study; Hearing from Scottish Universities Insight Institute project about Basic Income and Mental Health, Peace of Mind; Representation from the United Nations Development Programme
Follow Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland on twitter and facebook and on its blog for more information about the programme.
Support the Congress Basic Income Network Scotland welcome donations to support their volunteer-led work on the Congress.
This will be the first time the Congress has taken place online and we’re happy that this means more people than ever will be able to attend. However there are still costs we need to cover – running an online conference has unique demands and requires just as much in terms of resources as an in-person conference! We’ll be providing moderation, technical support and any other required assistance to speakers and attendees throughout. The costs we need to cover include volunteers’ expenses and fees for software and web hosting.
Online conferences of a similar scale usually cost between £50 and £200 to attend. With the programme we’ve got lined up – four days of paper sessions, workshops and special events, hearing from leading thinkers on UBI, we think our suggested contributions are great value for money!
We’re asking all attendees to donate some of what you would have spent on attendance, travel and accommodation to support Basic Income Network Scotland, a volunteer-led organisation educating and advocating for Basic Income in Scotland and your local hosts for this edition of the BIEN Congress.
We’re asking for the following contributions, depending on your situation:
Individual/self-funded – £5-£10 Professional, attending one day only – £30 Professional, attending whole Congress – £50 Attending on behalf of an organisation who are supporting you to attend – £100
But of course, if you want to donate more, you’re welcome to!
Volunteer at the Congress
We’re looking for volunteers to support and shape the delivery of this year’s BIEN Congress. This opportunity provides you with an instrumental role in hosting Basic Income experts and a conference of people from around the world determined to take Basic Income from idea to reality.
For obvious reasons the Congress this year will be online, but we’re determined to use this as an opportunity to increase the accessibility and diversity of attendees, infusing a traditional international academic conference with fresh ideas. The virtual platform will be used to create a dynamic and interactive community reflective of the Basic Income movement in Scotland.
A history of Basic Income
Just before the congress begins a new comprehensive history of Basic Income will be published. Further details can be found
here. In connection the congress, the publisher is giving a 50% discount on the hardback price until the end of August. Details can be found here.
BIEN 2022, Brisbane
BIEN 2021, Glasgow
Videos of all plenary sessions are
available on youtube. Abstracts of all the concurrent sessions will be published as soon as available. BIEN 2019, Hyderabad
Videos of all the plenary sessions are
available on youtube. Abstracts of all the concurrent sessions are available here. Full papers and slides of some presentations are available below.
BIEN 2018, Tampere
Papers and presentations from the
2018 BIEN Congress in Tampere, Finland are available below.
Videos of the plenary sessions are
viewable on YouTube.
BIEN 2017, Lisbon
This table contains the papers uploaded to the congress website prior to the congress. If other authors submit their papers then they will be added to this list.
Videos are available of many of the congress sessions.
Click here to see them. BIEN 2016, Seoul
The Proceedings of the 2016 congress are contained in a single document, in which can be found plenary session addresses and parallel session papers.
Click here to download the document. BIEN 2014, Montréal
BIEN 2012, Munich
Author Paper Herbert Wilkens Basic Income and Minimum Wages – Temporary or Permanent Complements? Luis Henrique Paiva The Bolsa Familia Programme and Basic Income Ulrich Schachtschneider Ecological basic income: an entry is possible Joerg Drescher Arguing for Basic Income from a Jurisprudential Perspective Giovanni Perazzoli What are the arguments in favor of the Basic Income? Let’s talk about Italy Philippe van Parijs Personal reflections on the 14th congress of the Basic Income Earth Network Baptiste Mylondo Can basic income lead to economic degrowth ? Wolfgang Müller The Potential of an Unconditional Basic Income within Social Security Systems in Europe Gwang-Eun Choi Basic Income and Deepening Democracy Jan Otto Andersson Degrowth with basic income – the radical combination Tomohiro Inoue Economic Sustainability of Basic Income Under a Citizen-centered Monetary Regime Bruno Andrioli Galvão The good intention and the hard truth of basic income in Brazil Myron J. Frankman Universalizing the Universal Declaration (of Human Rights) Erik Christensen A basic income reform as part of the abolition of economic privileges and the creation of a sustainable society Eduardo Matarazzo Suplicy How and when will the Brazilian Law that institutes a Citizen’s Basic Income really be fully implemented? Maria Ozanira da Silva e Silva The bolsa família and social protection in brazil: problematizing the conditionalities as limits for the implementation of the citizens’ basic income Claudia & Dirk Haarmann Piloting Basic Income in Namibia – Critical reflections on the process and possible lessons Ugo Colombino Designing a universal income support mechanism for Italy. An exploratory tour Leonardo Fernando Cruz Basso Saving the euro: creating social regional currencies, taxes on financial transactions, and minimum income programs Hayato Kobayashi The Future ofPublic Assistance Reform in Japan:Workfare vs. Basic Income? Michael W. Howard Basic income, resource taxation, and inequality: Egalitarian reservations about tax shifting Jens-Eberhard Jahn A Basic Income for Rural Areas? A proposal for a strategic realignment of agricultural, social and structure policy within the EU Malcolm Torry The political feasibility of a Citizen’s Income in the UK Richard Parncutt Universal basic income and flat income tax: Tax justice, incentive, economic democracy Ronald Blaschke Opportunities and Risks on the Way to a Basic Income in Germany – a political assessment Toru Yamamori The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Basic Income Reima Launonen Basic
Property Johanna Perkiö The Struggle over Interpretation: Basic Income in the Finnish Public Discussion in 2006-2012 Mikko Jakonen, Jukka Peltokoski, Tero Toivanen Occupy Life! Precarity and Basic Income Mingull Jeung Ecological Expansion of Basic Income: Beyond Capitalism Sascha Liebermann Far, though close : Problems and Prospects of Basic Income in Germany Erik Christensen Basic income – A transcultural perspective Kaori Katada Basic Income and Feminism: in terms of “the gender division of labor” Hiroya Hirano The Potential of introducing Basic Income for the“New Public Commons”in Japan: A Road to Associational Welfare State? Stanislas Jourdan A monetary approach towards an unconditional basic income in Greece Micheál Collins Estimating the Cost of a Basic Income for Ireland Marcia Ribeiro de Albuquerque Income Transfers Policies In Brazil Facing To Recent Global Economic Crisis Karl Widerquist & Michael Howard Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend: Examining Its Suitability as a Model Nam Hoon Kang The Necessity And Effects Of Ecological Basic Income In Korea Wouter van Ginneken Poverty, Human Rights And Income Security In Europe José Luis Rey Pérez Basic Income In The Discussion About Human Rights: Right Or Guarantee? Valerija Korošec Basic Income Proposal in Slovenia Kelly Ernst The Basics of an Economic Rights Movement: APublic Economy Javier Alonso Madrigal Basic Income and the Constitutional Principles of Fiscal Justice Tadashi Okanouchi Towards Abolition of Wage-Slavery;Perspective to a Non-Violent World Revolution for the Guaranteed Global Basic Income Society, Launching from Elimination of Hunger and Poverty Vivan Storlund Basic income and the value of work Rosangela Lodigiani and Egidio Riva Capability Income: A policy proposal in the fight against poverty and social exclusion Joonas Leppänen Basic Income as Participatory Parity Anne B Ryan & John Bake Reflections on Developing a National Campaign for Basic Income in Ireland Marina P. Nobrega, Tereza Nakagawa, Francisco G. Nobrega, Eduardo M. Suplicy A Feasible Path to Basic Income in Brazil Anne Miller A rule-of-thumb Basic Income model for the UK, with and without an earnings/income disregard. Hamid Tabatabai From Price Subsidies to Basic Income: The Iran Model and its Lessons Valerie Timm Unconditional basic Income – A call for a human right ? Leon Segers Basic Income & perverted global labour market Pertti Honkanen & Jouko Kajanoja Steps towards Basic Income – Case of Finland Seán Healy, Michelle Murphy, Seán Ward and Brigid Reynolds Basic Income – Why and How in Difficult Economic Times: Financing a BI in Ireland B. Michael Gilroy, Mark Schopf, Anastasia Semenova Basic Income and Labor Supply: The German Case Andrea Fumagalli, Cristina Morini The Precarity-Trap and Basic Income: the Labour Market in Cognitive Bio-capitalism. The Italian Case Roisin Mulligan Universal Basic Income and Recognition Theory Marguit Neumann Gonçalves, Marcela Ribeiro de Albuquerque, Rosalina Lima Izepão Incubation Of Solidarity Economic Enterprises: The Experiences Of The Incubator Unitrabalho-Universidade Estadual De Maringá-Uemin Paraná State-Brazil Borja Barragué The feasibility of extending the safety net in times of crisis: A view from Spain Juergen Greiner The Evolutionary Dimension of Basic Income and its Integration in Society Nyc Labretš The Future of Workplace Automation Has Already Arrived
BIEN2010, São Paulo
Author Borja Barragué Michèle Billoré Gianluca Busilacchi BIEN 2008, Dublin
BIEN 2006, Cape Town
BIEN 2004, Barcelona
Name Paper Antoni Domènech Basic Income and the Present Threats to Democracy Eri Noguchi & Michael A. Lewis Basic Income: A Basic Condition of a Better Society? Irkus Larrinaga Basic Income and the Requirement of Impartiality in Deliberative Processes Karl Widerquist Freedom as the Power to Say No Philip Harvey A Comparative Assessment of Basic Income Proposals and Proposals to Secure the Right to Work and Income Support Martin Watts & William Mitchell A Comparison of the Macroeconomic Consequences of Basic Income and Job Guarantee Schemes Guy Standing Why the Right to Work Requires a Basic Income José A. Noguera Citizens or Workers? Basic Income vs. Activation Policies Jeffrey J. Smith Can Rents Fund an Extra Income for Everyone? Charles Bazlinton The Dangers of a Basic Income Without Land Value Taxation Malcom Green Cosmic Accounting: A New Energy Economic System of Basic Income Ada Ávila Assunção When Income Transfer is Not Able to Eradicate the Practice of Working in Pernicious Environments. A Case Study of the Bolsa Escola Program Maria Ozanira da Silva e Silva From a Minimum Income to a Citizenship Income: the Brazilian Experiences Elenise Scherer Programme on Elimination of Child Labour in Brazil: Reinforcing Poverty and Denying Human Rights Araceli Brizzio de la Hoz Child Labour, a Contemporary Form of Slavery María Julia Bertomeu Property and Basic Income Simon Eli Birnbaum Real Freedom and the Challenge of Structural Subordination Julieta Magdalena Elgarte Non-domination, Real Freedom and Basic Income Hans Harms Precariousity versus Flexicurity Joel F. Handler The False Promise of Workfare: Another Reason for Basic Income Guarantee Felicia Kornbluh If the Goods have Ceased to Be Urgent, Where Is the Fraud? The Work Ethic in the History of the Basic Income in the U.S.A. Jorn Loftager Three Third Ways Erik Christensen Welfare Discourses in Denmark Seen in a Basic Income Perspective Myron J. Frankman Ample Room at the Top: Financing a Basic Income Jean Pierre Mon Social Money for Financing Basic Income Eduardo Calderón & Óscar Valiente Basic Income as a Policy to Fight Child Poverty Horacio Levy & others Child Poverty and Family Assistance in Southern Europe Michael Howard Basic Income and Migration Policy: A Moral Dilemma? Luis Bellvis Basic Income, Information Society and the Info-Poors Nicoli Nattrass The Challenge for Basic Income Posed by AIDS: Why an Incremental Approach Is Inadequate in South Africa Jose Luis Rey Pérez A New Gender Perspective for Basic Income? Manfred Fuellsack BI as a ‘Medium’? An Un-ethical Approach to the BI Debate Ilkka Virjo Does Minimum Income Have Negative Incentive Effects on the Young? Christian Brütsch From Decent Work to Decent Lives? Jaione Mondragón & Amaia Izaola The Making of the Programs Against Social Exclusion in the Basque Country: From Cash Benefits to Overcoming Job Insertion Brigid Reynolds & Sean Healy Introducing a Basic Income System Category by Category in Ireland Rafael Pinilla & Luis Sanzo Introducing a Basic Income System in Spain – Feasibility and Cost Lena Lavinas Exceptionality and Paradox: Basic Income and Minimum Income Schemes in Brazil Cláudio da Rocha Roquete Perspectives for Basic Income in Brazil + powerpoint presentation Jorge Iván Bula & Diego F. Hernández Moving Away from Conditioned Subsidy Towards Universal Basic Income Clovis Zimmerman Basic Food Income in Low Income Countries Loek Groot & Robert J. Van der Veen Why Launch a Basic Income Experiment Jordi Arcarons, Samuel Calonge, Daniel Raventós & José A. Noguera The Financial Feasibility and Redistributive Impact of a Basic Income in Catalonia Axel Marx & Hans Peeters Win for Life. What, If Anything, Happens After the Introduction of a Basic Income? Jurgen De Wispelaere & Lindsay Stirton The Administration of Universal Welfare Jens-Eberhard Jahn Problems of a Programmatic UBI Debate in the German Party of Democratic Socialism Jose Luis Rey Pérez A Juridical View on Basic Income Richard K. Caputo Equalization of Meeting Needs vs. Equalization of Income Distribution: Reconsiderations of Basic Income & Economic Justice in Light of Van Parijs and Zucker Toru Yamamori Basic Income and Capability Approach: On Recognition and Deconstruction for Difference Cristian Pérez Muñoz Basic Income vs Market Coordinators/Chairs: Àlex Boso, Sergi Raventós & Yannick Vanderborght Do Trade Unions Represent an Obstacle to the Introduction of a Basic Income? Lessons from the Belgian, Canadian and Dutch debates Commentary by Juan González (Central de Trabajadores de Argentina) Commentary by Iñaki Uribarri (ILP promoter – Member of ESK, Spain) Commentary by Joan Coscubiela (General Secretary, Comisiones Obreras Catalonia, Spain) Patrick Danahey Education and the Democratic Sovereignty of the People: A Human Rights Approach Towards Universal Basic Income Christine Boutin Basic income as a response to systemic crisis: the French Case. Eduardo Suplicy The approval and sanctioning of the Basic income bill in Brazil BIEN 2002, Geneva
Name Paper Aho, Simo More selectivity in unemployment compensation in Finland: Has it led to activation or increased poverty? Andersson, Jan-Otto Popular support for basic income in Sweden and Finland Archer, Sean Social and economic rights in the South African Constitution: The role of a basic income Atkinson, Anthony How basic income is moving up the policy agenda: News from the future Ballas, Dimitris A spatial micro-simulation approach to the impact assessment of basic income policies Balsan, Didier L’incidence de l’allocation universelle sur la propension à travailler Basso, Leonardo Meritorious Currency: A currency against famine Basso, Leonardo (with Marcelo Silva & Fernando de Pinho) Tobin Tax, minimum income and the eradication of famine in Brazil Bhorat, Haroon A universal income grant for South Africa: An empirical assessment Bienefeld, Manfred An economic model based on ‘fear and insecurity’ Blueme, Markus Autriche: vers un minimum inter-institutionnel Bradbury, Farel Basic income and the advanced economy Bruto da Costa, Alfredo Minimum guaranteed income and basic income in Portugal Busilacchi, Gianluca Activation minimum income and basic income: history of a comparison of two ideas Cantillon, Bea Welfare State protection, labour markets and poverty: lessons from cross-country comparisons Carsten, Ullrich Prospects of popular support for basic income Casassas, David Republicanism and basic income: The articulation of the public sphere from the repoliticization of the private sphere Chetvernina, Tatyana (with Liana Lakunina) Endless insecurity? The reality of Russia Christensen, Eric Feminist arguments in favour of welfare and basic income in Denmark Costantin, Paulo Dutra The positive externality of basic income in a capitalist economy Cruz-Saco, Maria A basic income policy for Peru: Can it work? D’Addio, Anna Cristina Assessing unemployment traps in Belgium using panel data sample selection models Dasgupta, Sukti Care Work: The quest for security Deacon, Bob Tracking the global social policy discourse: From safety nets to universalism de Pinho, Fernando (with Silva Marcelo & Leonardo Basso) Tobin Tax, minimum income and the eradication of famine in Brazil Dommen, Edouard Geneva connections: Calvin, Rousseau and basic income Dore, Ron The Liberal’s Dilemma: Immigration, social solidarity and basic income Dubouchet, Julien De la dette au droit: principes et évolutions de la sécurité sociale en Suisse Dyer, Alan Social credit as economic modernism: Seven theses Euzeby, Chantal Feasibility and limitations of a minimum income for pensioners Farvaque, Nicolas (with Robert Salais) Implementing allowances for young people in France: Enhancing capabilities or increasing selectivity Fernandez, José Iglesias Strong versus weak models of basic income in Catalonia – Spain Frankman, Myron A planet-wide citizen’s income. Espousal and estimates Füllsack, Manfred Work and social differentiation. And how it gives reason to a basic income Fumagalli, Andrea Bio-economics, labour flexibility and cognitive work: Why not basic income? Funiciello, Theresa Getting on a path to just distribution: The Caregiver Credit Campaign Gamel, Claude (with Didier Balsan & Josiane Vero) L’Incidence de l’allocation universelle sur la propension à travailler Ghai, Dharam Pursuing Basic Income Security in Africa Goldsmith, Scott The Alaska Permanent Fund: A basic income in action Handler, Joel Social citizenship and Workfare in the USA and Western Europe. From status to contract Harvey, Philip The Right to Work: Taking economic rights seriously Healy, Sean (with Brigid Reynolds) From poverty relief to universal entitlement: Social welfare and basic income in Ireland Hernandez, Diego Selectivity in social policy in Colombia during the 1990s Hoskins, Dalmer Resurrecting universalism in social security Howard, Michael Liberal and Marxist justifications for basic income Hrdina, Jeanne Universal basic livelihood is essential for world peace Kangas, Olli (with Jan-Otto Andersson) Popular support for basic income in Sweden and Finland Kallmann, Karel Mobilising a Coalition for Basic Income in South Africa Kildal, Nanna (with Stein Kuhnle) The principle of universalism: Tracing a key concept in the Scandanavian welfare model Kratke, Michael Basic Income, Commons and Commodities: The Public Domain Revisited Kuhnle, Stein (with Nanna Kildal) The principle of universalism: Tracing a key concept in the Scandanavian welfare model Kunnemann Rolf Basic income: A state’s obligation under the human right to food Lakunina, Liana (with Tatyana Chetvernina) Endless insecurity? The reality of Russia Laurent, Thierry Incitations et transitions sur le marché du travail: une analyse dynamique des trappes à inactivité Lavinas, Lena The bolsa escola in Brazilian cities Le Clainche, Christine Les préférences pour la redistribution: Une analyse du profil des individus favourables à l’allocation universelle le Roux, Pieter The benefits of a basic income in South Africa Liebeg, Stefan A legitimate guaranteed minimum income Loftager, Jorn Deliberative democracy and the legitimacy of basic income Lord, Clive The mutual interdependence of a citizen’s income and ecological sustainability Lo Vuolo, Ruben The basic income debate in the context of a systemic crisis: The case of Argentina Manning, Lowell Basic income and economic transformation in New Zealand Marx, Ive Mass joblessness, the Bismarckian model and the limits to gradual adaptation in Belgium Matisonn, Heidi (with Jeremy Seekings) Welfare in Wonderland? The politics of the basic income grant in South Africa Matsaganis, Manos The rise and fall of selectivity a la Grecque Mau, Steffen A legitimate guaranteed minimum income Meireis, Torsten Calling: A Christian argument for a basic income Mon, Jean-Pierre Pour une conditionnalité transitoire Moreira, Amilcar Individual moral dignity and the guarantee of a minimum income Morley-Fletcher, Edwin Alternative models of credit cards Noguera, Jose(with Daniel Raventos) Basic income, social polarisation and the Right to Work November, Andras Le revenu minimum social à Genève: douze ans de débats politiques Oberson, Bertrand Les mesures d’insertion sociale dans le canton de Fribourg Offe, Claus Citizenship Rights: Why Basic Income Security is Fundamental Opielka, Michael A Care-worker Allowance for Germany Ostner, Ilona Targeted universalism? Ozanira da Silva e Silva, Maria Minimal income programmes directed at infantile work eradication and to school inclusion in Brazil Pinilla, Rafael A diversified basic income for federal states and multinational communities Pioch, Roswitha Migration, citizenship and welfare reform in Europe: Overcoming Labour Market Segregation Plant, Raymond Can there be a Right to Basic Income? Ramji, Vidya Income security and hidden care issues: Female care workers emigrating from Kerala (India) to the Middle East Raventos, Daniel Republicanism and basic income: The articulation of the public sphere from the repoliticization of the private sphere Raventos, Daniel Basic income, social polarisation and the Right to Work Reynolds, Brigid (with Sean Healy ) From poverty relief to universal entitlement: Social welfare and basic income in Ireland Saith, Ashwani Reflections on income security in development policy Salais, Robert (with Nicolas Farvaque) Implementing allowances for young people in France: Enhancing capabilities or increasing selectivity Salvatore, Ingrid A Philosophical Justification for Basic Income as Social Justice Samson, Michael (with Ingrid van Niekerk) The macro-economic implications of poverty-reducing transfers Santibanez, Claudio Equality, human rights and social minima: An unconditional universal basic income proposal for Chile Sanzo-Gonzalez, Luis Allocation universelle et garantie de ressources au Pays Basque Schade, Günter The Great Delusion about a remedy for unemployment Schmitter, Philippe A modest proposal for extending social citizenship in the EU Schwarzenbach, Sibyl The limits of production: Justifying guaranteed basic income Shafarman, Steven Mobilising for basic income Seekings, Jeremy (with Heidi Matisonn) Welfare in Wonderland? The politics of the basic income grant in South Africa Sheahan, Allen Does everyone have a Right to a Basic Income? Silva, Marcelo (with Leonardo Basso & Fernando de Pinho) Tobin Tax, minimum income and the eradication of famine in Brazil Silver, Hilary Social insecurity and basic income Sobhan, Rehman Income security through asset distribution Stadler, Sabine Assessing selectivity, including Workfare, in Austria Standing, Guy The South African Solidarity Grant Standing, Guy About Time: Basic security through income and capital Stock, Rosamund The psychological rationale for basic income Strengmann-Kuhn, Wolfgang Working Poor in Europe: A partial basic income for workers? Suplicy, Eduardo Legitimising basic income in developing countries: Brazil Thorel, Jean-Pierre Une allocation universelle pour la Suisse Tons, Katrin Incremental disentitlement in German welfare policy Van den Bosch, Karel (with Bea Cantillon) Welfare State protection, labour markets and poverty: lessons from cross-country comparisons Vanderborght, Yannick Basic income in Belgium and the Netherlands: Implementation through the back door? Van Niekerk, Ingrid (with Michael Samson) The macro-economic implications of poverty-reducing transfers Van Parijs, Philippe Does basic income make sense as a worldwide project? Van Trier, Walter The conversion of Andre Gorz Vero, Josiane (with Didier Balsan & Claude Gamel) L’Incidence de l’allocation universelle sur la propension à travailler Vielle, Pascale (with Pierre Walthery) Emploi flexible et protection sociale : Pistes et esquisses de réconciliation Virjo, Ilkka (with Simo Aho) More selectivity in unemployment compensation in Finland: Has it led to activation or increased poverty? Walthery, Pierre (with Pascale Vielle) Emploi flexible et protection sociale : Pistes et esquisses de réconciliation Watts, Martin A system of basic income versus the job guarantee Widerquist, Karl A failure to communicate: The labor market findings of the NIT experiments and their effects on policy and public opinion Wigley, Simon Basic income and the means to self-govern Wohlgenannt, Lieselotte (with Markus Blueme) Autriche: vers un minimum inter-institutionnel Zelenev, Sergei Social protection imperatives in post-Socialist Russia Zelleke, Almaz Radical pluralism: A liberal defence of unconditionality Zoyem, Jean-Paul Inégalités hommes-femmes et la place des enfants dans la protection sociale BIEN 2000, Berlin
Name Paper Archibugi, Franco The non-market activities and the future of Capitalism Basso, Leonardo The minimum income models of James Meade applied to Brazil Bauer, Michael Extending social citizenship at the European level: Proposal for a Euro-Stipend Berteloot, Bernard A basic income or a basic capital? Blais, Francois (with Jean-Yves Duclos) Basic income in a federation: The case of Canada Bresson, Yoland Basic income as foundation of the new economy and harmonisation of social European politics Burbidge, Duncan (with Stuart Duffin) Stumbling towards basic income: The prospects for tax-benefit integration Christensen, Erik The Rhetoric of Rights and responsibilities in workfare and citizen’s income Costantin, Paulo Dutra (with Leonardo Basso) The minimum income models of James Meade applied to Brazil Cunliffe, John (with Guido Erreygers) Basic income? Basic capital! Origins and issues of a debate Dahms, Harry Moishe Postone’s critique of traditional Marxism as an argument for the guaranteed minimum income De Deken, Johan Funded pensions, responsibility of ownership, and economic citizenship De Wispelaere, Jurgen Bargaining for basic income? Justice and politics in welfare policy De Wispelaere, Jurgen (with Daniel Rubenson) Participation through basic income: A social capital approach Duclos, Jean-Yves Basic income in a federation: The case of Canada Duffin, Stuart Recognizing citizenship Duffin, Stuart (with Duncan Burbidge) Stumbling towards basic income: The prospects for tax-benefit integration Erreygers, Guido Basic income? Basic capital! Origins and issues of a debate Fischer, Andrea Opening Address Franzmann, Manuel (with Sascha Liebermann) Saving citizenship from the Workhouse: Upholding the obligation to work undermines the citizen’s autonomy Fumagalli, Andrea Eleven propositions on basic income (basic income in a flexible accumulation system) Giullari, Susanna Enabling the creative tension: Lone mothers, kin support and basic income Godino, Roger Basic income, market economy, and democracy Groot, Loek (with Robert van der Veen ) Basic income versus working subsidies: An assessment of the Vandenbroucke model Healy, Sean (with Brigid Reynolds) Progressing basic income on a range of fronts Hoglund, Mats Reflections about the basic income debate from a Swedish perspective Huber, Joseph Funding basic income by Seignorage Jacquet, Laurence Does optimal income tax theory justify a basic income? Janson, Per Basic income and the Swedish welfare state Just, Wolf-Dieter Towards a new understanding of work, income and life Kildal, Nanna Workfare policies and the Scandinavian welfare model Klammer, Ute Working women in the age of flexibility: New diversities, new needs for social protection Kraetke, Michael Taxation and civil rights. The Right to subsistance in the European Tradition Krebs, Angelika Why mothers should be fed: Ein kritik an Van Parijs Kutylowski, Jan Relative income deprivation and its determinants and consequences in Poland Leischen, Petra (with Wolfram Otto) Existential subsistence for everyone: The concept of BAG-SHI Lerner, Sally The positives of ‘flexibility’: Spreading work, promoting choice Little, Adrian Civil societies and economic citizenship: The contribution of basic income theory to new interpretations of the public sphere Martínez, Francisco José Salary work and free activity Liebermann, Sascha (with Manuel Franzmann) Saving citizenship from the Workhouse: Upholding the obligation to work undermines the citizen’s autonomy Mathers, Andrew (with Graham Taylor) Popular networks and public support for a basic income in Europe Merle, Jean-Christophe Would a universal basic income really leximin real freedom? Moreno, Luis Europeanization and decentralization of ‘safety net’ schemes Moulier Boutang, Yann The link between global productivity and individual cumulative basic income: Some suggestions Noguera, José Antonio Basic income and the Spanish welfare state Opielka, Michael Parental income and basic income. Why family matters for citizenship Otto, Wolfram (with Petra Leischen) Existential subsistence for everyone: The concept of BAG-SHI Ozanira da Silva e Silva , Maria The minimum income: A monetary transfer to poor families with children in school age in brazil Pinilla, Rafael The persistence of poverty in free market economic systems and the basic income proposal: An economic analysis Pioch, Roswitha EU integration and basic income: Rethinking social justice in competitive welfare states Reynolds, Brigid (with Sean Healy) Progressing basic income on a range of fronts Robeyns, Ingrid C The political economy of non-market work Rubenson, Daniel (with Jurgen De Wispelaere) Participation through basic income: A social capital approach Schmitter, Philippe (with Michael Bauer) Extending social citizenship at the European level: Proposal for a Euro-Stipend Seel, Barbara Legitimizing unpaid household work by monetarization – achievements and problems Suplicy, Eduardo In the direction of a citizen’s income: The advancement of the battle in Brazil Suplicy, Eduardo Um dialogo com Milton Friedman sobre o imposto de renda negativo Taylor, Graham (with Andrew Mathers) Popular networks and public support for a basic income in Europe Tenschert, Ursula (with Matthias Till) Poverty and minimum income in EU-14: First results of the ECHP Till, Matthias (with Ursula Tenschert) Poverty and minimum income in EU-14: First results of the ECHP Töns, Katrin Paternalism and the right to take risks Vanderborght, Yannick The ‘VIVANT’ experiment in Belgium: An issue-based political party focused on full basic income Van der Veen, Robert (with Loek Groot) Basic income versus working subsidies: An assessment of the Vandenbroucke model Van Donselaar, Gijs Tom Sawyers fence: On the border between leisure and income Van Parijs, Philippe Basic income: A simple and powerful idea for the 21st century Walter, Tony How to thrive while on sabbatical: A review of evidence Widerquist, Karl Citizenship or obligation Wigley, Simon The right to equal choice and the problem of cumulative (mis)fortune BIEN 1998, Amsterdam
Name Paper Andersson, Jan-Otto (SUO) The History of an Idea: Why did Basic Income Thrill the Finns, but not the Swedes? (published in Basic Income on the Agenda) Balfour, Christopher (UK) Selling Basic Income to UK Conservatives Borovali, Murat (UK) Self-Ownership, Private Property, and Unconditional Income: A Variation on the Georgist Theme Chapman, David (UK) Reforming the tax and benefit system to reduce unemployment Chiappero, E. (IT), with M. Serati & F. Silva Basic income: an insidious trap or a fruitful chance for the Italian labour market? 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“Basic income is one of the necessary components of a global, national and regional policy
mix for socio-ecological transformation”, say Ronald Blaschke from Germany and Min Geum 금민 from South Korea. Their memorandum “Basic income as a necessary component of a socio-ecological transformation and key element for climate justice” was first presented at BIEN’s 2023 congress in Seoul, South Korea, and has gained support by over thirty organizations and many UBI advocates worldwide. The authors are still looking for more supporters to join them in their call for a Basic Income addressing climate change.
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In the eighth edition of Eduardo Suplicy’s book,
Citizen’s Income: The Way out is through the Door ( there is a dialog between Suplicy and now re-elected President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva on the occasion of Suplicy’s 80 Renda de Cidadania: A Saída É Pela Porta) th birthday in 2022. Here is an English translation of part of that dialog:
“I think that, after the pandemic, Basic Income will return with much greater strength, and that it is not possible that we will not succeed in getting the world to adopt it. If Brazil has a democratic president who cares, the BRICS may adopt it. South America may begin to do this, we can evolve beginning with the realization of our vulnerabilities when we governed this country that we didn’t succeed in establishing certain policies.”
At the 22
nd BIEN Congress in Seoul that ended August 26, Suplicy announced that he is proposing to President Lula the creation of a working group to study how to gradually implement the universalization of Basic Income in Brazil.