13th International Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network

13th International Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network

CONFERENCE: "Basic Income – an Instrument for Justice and Peace" will explore the basic income option from the standpoint of its contribution to social justice and peace, including basic income as a means of reducing inequality and poverty.

30 June 2010 | Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Prospective paper authors are welcome to examine these issues from various standpoints – conceptual, philosophical, theoretical, empirical, political – taking into account local, global or comparative perspectives. We invite paper and panel proposals on topics such as:
•  BI and the global financial crisis: challenges to and opportunities
•  Feasibility and financing issues at the local, national, regional, and global level (including political economy of financing, concrete experiments, and alternative revenue sources)
•  BI in comparative focus (Employment Guarantees, Stakeholding, Earned Income Tax Credit, Revenue Minimum d'Insertion, Bolsa Família, FTC, Solidariedad, Oportunidad. etc.) 
•  BI and work (ethical, political, & empirical issues of the formal & informal labor markets)
•  BI and informal communities (migrant and immigrant communities, shanty towns, slums, “quilombos", and rural villages)
•  Urban or rural issues and BI (violence, economic security, etc.)
•  BI and welfare (care, family policies, pensions, social services and the transition from conditional to universal programs) 
•  BI and the contemporary discussions on development
•  BI: Left or right politics? 
•  BI and democracy and justice (political, social, economic, and international issues)
•  BI as emancipation policy: breaking racial or ethnic prejudices and transforming gender relations?
•  BI and culture 
•  BI in particular countries and regions, and regional integration 
The deadline for submission of papers and panel proposals is 12 April 2010


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