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Universal Basic Income and the Reshaping of Democracy

Towards a Citizens’ Stipend in a New Political Order

Authors: Wehner, Burkhard

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  • ​Studies the institutional preconditions needed to make a basic income broadly acceptable among citizens 
  • Discusses nationwide experiments with a basic income 
  • Addresses a broad range of topics, such as voters’ support, welfare effects, and demographic policies
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How, where and when can a universal basic income be put into political practice? This book discusses these questions by analyzing the political logic of a basic income and its controversial political and scientific implications. The author studies the institutions, rules, and decision-making processes of conventional democracies to reveal an institutional framework in which a universal basic income for all citizens could eventually become politically viable. The work addresses a broad range of topics, such as nationwide experiments with a basic income, voters’ support for the idea, and the effects of a basic income on business cycles and demographic policies. As such, it will appeal to anyone interested in the preconditions and implications of introducing a universal basic income.

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Burkhard Wehner is an independent scholar and theorist in economics and political science. He has developed alternative theories and political concepts of democracy, social and monetary policy, and the labor market. He also writes fiction on related subjects.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Universal Basic Income and the Reshaping of Democracy
Book Subtitle
Towards a Citizens’ Stipend in a New Political Order
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Political Science
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05828-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05828-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-05827-2
Series ISSN
2191-5466
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 61
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