Overview

Increasing inequality and the yawning gap between rich and poor are provoking criticism of the economic system. This timely volume is the first to discuss both examples of and prospects for basic income, a system of cash transfers, and a new approach to inequality that is gaining in popularity. The book considers experiments in and examples of basic income in such diverse countries as the USA, Namibia and Brazil before looking at the prospects for the introduction of basic income into some other regions and ...
See more details below
Basic Income Worldwide: Horizons of Reform

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$90.00
BN.com price

Overview

Increasing inequality and the yawning gap between rich and poor are provoking criticism of the economic system. This timely volume is the first to discuss both examples of and prospects for basic income, a system of cash transfers, and a new approach to inequality that is gaining in popularity. The book considers experiments in and examples of basic income in such diverse countries as the USA, Namibia and Brazil before looking at the prospects for the introduction of basic income into some other regions and countries, such as East Timor, New Zealand, Germany and South Africa. It provides expert and informative discussion of the operation and forms of basic income in very different social, economic and political circumstances, the improvements it brings to people's lives and the difficulties, challenges and problems that it faces. 
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137265210
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/25/2012
  • Series: International Political Economy Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 1,009 KB

Meet the Author

MATTHEW MURRAY Special Lecturer of Philosophy at Providence College, USA and received his PhD in Political Theory from Cardiff University, Wales, where he also served as an Associate Lecturer. Matthew has published work and continuing research interests in distributive justice, approaches to disability and basic income studies.
CAROLE PATEMAN Distinguished Professor of Political Science Emeritus, UCLA, USA, and Honorary Professor, Cardiff University, Wales. She was President of the American Political Science Association, 2010-2011. Her books include Participation and Democratic Theory, The Sexual Contract, and most recently (with Charles Mills) Contract and Domination. She has a long-standing interest in basic income. She was awarded the 2012 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science for outstanding contributions to the discipline.


Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: EXPERIMENTS
The Basic Income Guarantee in the United States: Past Experience, Current Proposals; K.Widerquist & A.Sheahan
Seeing the Sun Rise: The Basic Income Grant Pilot Project in Namibia - Realities and Hopes; C.Haarmann & D.Haarmann
Minimum Income in Brazil: A New Model of Innovation Diffusion; D.B.Coêlho
The Case for Basic Income in Canada; E.L.Forget
PART II: PROPOSALS
Basic Income and Republican Freedom in North and South: Financing Proposals for Catalonia and East Timor; D.Cassassas, J.Wark & D.Raventos
The Continuing Politics of Basic Income in South Africa; J.Seekings & H.Matisonn
Ireland and the Prospects for Basic Income Reform; S.Healy & B.Reynolds
Manifold Possibilities, Peculiar Obstacles – Basic Income in the German Debate; S.Liebermann
Prospects for a Tax-Benefit Reforms in New Zealand that Incorporates a Basic Income; K.Rankin
Basic Income in Australia - A Distant Horizon; J.Tomlinson
Conclusion

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)