The Palgrave International Handbook of Basic Income

  • Malcolm Torry

Part of the Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee book series (BIG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlviii
  2. Introductory Chapters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Malcolm Torry
      Pages 3-14
    3. Karl Widerquist
      Pages 31-44
  3. Some of the Likely Effects of Basic Income

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Richard Gilbert, Ursula Huws, Gunmin Yi
      Pages 47-72
    3. Jenni Mays
      Pages 73-90
    4. Meghnad Desai, Ana Helena Palermo
      Pages 91-110
    5. Michael W. Howard, Jorge Pinto, Ulrich Schachtschneider
      Pages 111-132
    6. Annie Miller, Toru Yamamori, Almaz Zelleke
      Pages 133-153
  4. The Feasibility and Implementation of Basic Income

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Malcolm Torry
      Pages 157-173
    3. Julio Andrade, Geoff Crocker, Stewart Lansley
      Pages 175-190
    4. Gareth Morgan, Howard Reed, Malcolm Torry
      Pages 191-211
    5. Benjamin Leff, Andrew Percy, Michael Story, Maciej Szlinder
      Pages 213-231
    6. Johanna Perkiö, Leire Rincon, Jenna van Draanen
      Pages 233-251
  5. Pilot Projects and Other Experiments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Karl Widerquist
      Pages 303-318
    3. Massoud Karshenas, Hamid Tabatabai
      Pages 339-355
    4. Claudia Haarmann, Dirk Haarmann, Nicoli Nattrass
      Pages 357-372
    5. Jurgen De Wispelaere, Antti Halmetoja, Ville-Veikko Pulkka
      Pages 389-406
    6. Julen Bollain, Loek Groot, Annie Miller, Enno Schmidt, Enkeleida Tahiraj, Timo Verlaat et al.
      Pages 407-435
  6. Political and Ethical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 437-437
    2. Miranda Perry Fleischer, Otto Lehto
      Pages 439-458
    3. David Casassas, Daniel Raventós, Maciej Szlinder
      Pages 459-476
    4. Joe Chrisp, Luke Martinelli
      Pages 477-492
    5. Troy Henderson, John Quiggin
      Pages 493-505
    6. Simon Birnbaum
      Pages 507-522
  7. Concluding Chapter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 523-523
    2. Malcolm Torry
      Pages 525-535
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 537-560

About this book


“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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Malcolm Torry
    • 1
  1. 1.London School of Economics and Political ScienceLondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-23613-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-23614-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-3803
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-3811
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