BIEN World Congress on Basic Income - Dublin, Ireland 2008 - Papers and Presentations

BIEN World Congress on Basic Income-Dublin, Ireland, 2008

Theme: Inequality and Development in a Globalised Economy - The Basic Income Option

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Part One: Making Choices - Choosing Futures

A business perspective :Speaker: Danny McCoy, Director, Irish Business and Employers Confederation

A trade union perspective :Speaker: David Begg, General Secretary, Irish Congress of Trade Unions

An economist's perspective :Speaker: George Lee, Economics Editor, RTE

A community and voluntary perspective :Speakers: Seán Healy and Brigid Reynolds, Directors, CORI Justice

Part Two: Securing an Adequate Income

Basic Income in Ireland: surveying three decades : Speaker: Seán Ward, Public sector analyst

What is an appropriate level of minimum income? : Speaker: Micheál L Collins, Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin

The Case for a Universal State Pension: Lessons from New Zealand for Ireland's Green Paper on Pensions : Speaker: Gerry Hughes, Pensions Policy Research Group, Trinity College Dublin

Meeting BIEN Ireland

Chairperson: John Baker

Friday, June 20th, 2008

9.30-11.00 PLENARY SESSION 1

Theme: Inequality and Development in a Globalised Economy - WHY Basic Income is a major part of the answer

Peter Townsend (LSE and Bristol University)

Carole Pateman (UCLA and Cardiff University)

Pablo Yanes (Social Development Secretariat of the Government of Mexico City)

1a. Pensions and Basic Income

(i) Armando Barrientos (University of Manchester) Role of non-contributory pensions as a form of securing a basic income in developing countries

(ii) John Macnicol (London School of Economics) The politics of non-contributory pensions

(iii) Brian Nolan (University College Dublin) Providing Basic Income for Older Persons: What can be Learned from the Performance of the Irish Pension System?

1b. Global and Regional Issues

(i) Ian Gareth Orton (La Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa) Eliminating Child Labour: The Promise of Unconditional Cash Transfers

(ii) Heiner Michel (University of Frankfurt) Is a Global Basic Income a Remedy for Poverty

1c. Gender and Care I: Should Feminists Embrace Basic Income? 

(i) John Baker (University College Dublin, Ireland)

(ii) Julieta Elgarte (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)

(iii) Anca Gheaus (Université Catholique de Lille, France)

(iv) Almaz Zelleke (The New School, New York, USA)

(v) Orla O'Connor (National Women's Council of Ireland)

(vi) Cathleen O'Neill (Kilbarrack Community Development, Dublin, Ireland)

1d. An Institutional Perspective on Basic Income I

(i) Louise Haagh (University of York) Basic Income, Labour Market and Occupational Freedom

(ii) Bill Jordan (University of Plymouth) Basic Income and Social Value

(iii) Rubén M. Lo Vuolo (Ciepp) Labour markets informality and welfare regimes in Latin America. Why Basic Income is better

1e. Social Justice and the Meaning of Life

(i) Michèle Billoré (France) Noospheric Ethical/Ecological Constitution for Mankind

(ii) Manuel Franzmann (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität) An Unconditional Basic Income from the Perspective of the Sociology of Religion

(iii) Johannes Hanel (Germany) Basic Income and Social Jusitce

14.00 - 15.30 PARALLEL SESSION 2

2a. Routes to Basic Income I

(i) Francisco Jose Martinez Martinez (Universidad Nacional de Distancia, Madrid) Debate on Basic Income in the Spanish Parliament

(ii) Al Sheahan (USBIG) The Rise and Fall of a Basic Income Guarantee Bill in the U.S. Congress

(iii) Daniel Raventós (University of Barcelona) and Julie Wark How to Implement Universal Human Rights: the Monterrey Declaration

2b. Case Studies - Countries

(i) John Tomlinson (Queensland University of Technology) Timor Leste: Minimum Wages, Job Guarantees, Social Welfare Payments or Basic Income?

(ii) Sergio Luiz de Moraes Pinto (São Paulo Municipality Government) Basic Income and Stakeholder Grants: Jointly Breaking the Long History of Endemic Poverty and Economic Inequality in Brazil

2c. Gender and Care II: Is Basic Income Good for Women?

(i) Áine Uí Ghiollagáin (la Fédération Européenne des Femmes Actives au Foyer) Basic income and caring: Why aren't all caregivers interested in basic income?

(ii) Mary Murphy (NUI, Maynooth) and Orla O'Connor (National Women's Council of Ireland) Is basic income the answer to the feminist demand to individualise Irish social security

 (iii) Margot Young (University of British Columbia) Women, Work and Basic Income

2d. An Institutional Perspective on Basic Income II

(i) Lindsay Stirton (University of Manchester) Rethinking Universal Welfare and Administration

(ii) Jurgen De Wispelaere (Trinity College Dublin/University of Oxford) and José A. Noguera (Autonomous University of Barcelona) The Political Feasibility of Basic Income: Towards an Analytical Framework

2e. Theoretical Perspectives on Basic Income

(i) Ian Gareth Orton (La Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa) Why we Ought to Listen to Zygmunt Bauman.

(ii) Andrea Fumagalli (University of Pavia) and Stefano Lucarelli (University of Bergamo) Basic Income and Counter-power in Cognitive Capitalism 

Theme: HOW can a Basic Income system be operationalised and achieved (politically, institutionally and technically)?

Moving to Basic Income - A left-wing political perspective : Speaker: Katja Kipping - Member of German Parliament, (The Left Party)

Moving to Basic Income - A right-wing political perspective : Speaker: Hugh D. Segal, - Senator in the Canadian Parliament, (Conservative Party)

Addressing the Institutional and Technical Challenges : Speaker: Charles M.A. Clark (St John's University, New York)

18.30 OFFICIAL EVENT

Official reception hosted by Mr John Gormley, TD, Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government, on behalf of the Irish Government at his offices: Custom House, Dublin City Centre.

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

9.30 - 11.00 PARALLEL SESSION 3

3a. Routes to Basic Income II

(i) Richard Lawson (Green Party England and Wales) Introducing Basic Income by the Back Door in a Recession

(ii) Gösta Melander (Swedish Senior Party) How a basic income may be achieved politically

(iii) Marc Meuris (Belgium) A Basic Income Allowance as a solution for the social unification of the EU

3b. The Bolsa Familia in Brazil I

(i) Maria Ozanira da Silva e Silva (Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Brazil) The Bolsa Família Program and the Reduction of Poverty and Inequality in Brazil

(ii) Clóvis Roberto Zimmermann (Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros) The Citizenship Principle in Income Transfer Programs in Brazil

3c. Basic Income and the Environment

(i) Borja Barragué (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) Pigovian Taxes, Cap-and-Trade System, or Environmental Adders? A Green Financial Model for a Basic Income

(ii) Celia Kerstenetzky (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro) and Lionello Punzo (Università di Siena) Sustainable tourism: basic income for poor communities

(iii) Erik Christensen (Aalborg University, Denmark) A Global Ecological Argument for a Basic Income

3d. Freedom and Reciprocity I: Basic Income and the Institutions of a Property-Owning Democracy

(i) Simon Birnbaum (University of Stockholm) Freedom, Reciprocity and the Ethos of Work

(ii) David Casassas (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) Freedom as Personal Independence: From the Claim for Reciprocity to the Struggle for Equity Among Peers

(iii) François Hudon (Université Catholique de Louvain) Basic Income and Property-Owning Democracy: Toward a Free and Equal Society

3e. Basic Income and Guaranteed Income in Canada

(i) Pat Evans (Carleton University, Ottawa) Challenging Income (In)security: Women and Precarious Employment

(ii) Luann Good Gingrich (York University, Ontario) Double jeopardy, social exclusion, and lone mothers in the market-state social field

(iii) Robert Arnold and Rob Rainer (National Anti-Poverty Organisation, Canada) Working Towards Guaranteed Adequate Income in Canada: the NAPO Initiative

(iv) James Mulvale (University of Regina, Canada) The Debate on Basic Income / Guaranteed Adequate Income in Canada: Perils and

11.30 - 12.15 CONFERENCE ADDRESSES

Peter Power T.D., Minister for Overseas Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland.

Rosani Cunha, National Secretary of Citizen's Income, Ministry of Social Development and Fight Against Hunger, Brazil.

Dr Jean Swanson-Jacobs, Deputy Minister Social Development, Republic of South Africa

12.15 - 13.45 PARALLEL SESSION 4

4a. Funding Basic Income I

(i) Francisco Javier Alonso Madrigal and José Luis Rey Pérez (University Pontificia Comillas of Madrid) What Type of Taxes Demands Basic Income?

(ii) Annie Miller (Citizens Income UK) Designing and Costing Simple Basic Income Schemes

4b. The Bolsa Familia in Brazil II: the Transition from BF to Basic Income

(i) Eduardo Matarazzo Suplicy (Brazilian Federal Senate) The Transition from the Bolsa Família Program to the Citizen's Basic Income in Brazil

(ii) Carolina Raquel D. Mello Justo (Universidade Estadual de Campinas) Basic Income X Minimum Income:How the Political-Ideological Dispute has advanced in Brazilian Concrete Programs

4c. The Debate in Europe

(i) Gianluca Busilacchi (University of Camerino, Italy) The different regimes of minimum income policies in the enlarged Europe

(ii) Sascha Liebermann (UBI, Germany) The German experience of bringing Basic Income into the National Debate

(iii) Eric Patry (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland) The Basic Income Debate in Switzerland: Experiences and Perspectives

(iv) Markku Ikkala (Jyväskylä University, Finland) Basic Income Discussion in Finland

4d. Freedom and Reciprocity II: The Case for Basic Income

(i) Karl Widerquist (University of Reading) Status Freedom

(ii) Almaz Zelleke (New School, New York) Reconsidering Independence: Foundations of a Feminist Theory of Distributive Justice

(iii) David Casassas (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and Daniel Raventós (Universitat de Barcelona) Property and Freedom: Theses on the Republican Case for Basic Income

4e. Economic Security in Canada

(i) Ernie Lightman (University of Toronto) Towards Economic Security for New Immigrants: Beyond Workfare

(ii) Anita Vaillancourt (University of Northern British Columbia/University of Toronto) More than a Northern Living Allowance: Considerations and Strategies for Designing and Implementing Basic Income in Rural Northern Contexts

(iii) William Clegg (National Anti-Poverty Organisation, Canada) Basic Income-Greater Freedom of Choice Through Greater Economic Security of the Person in a Globalized

14.00 - 14.30

Video Presentation by Eduardo Suplicy (Brazilian Federal Senator)

14.45 - 16.15 PARALLEL SESSION 5

5a. Funding Basic Income II

(i) Al Sheahen (USBIG) How the U.S. Can Afford a Poverty-Level Basic Income

(ii) Jörg Drescher (Projekt Jovialismus) Economic view of model proposals for funding a basic income on the basis of the value creation of goods and services

(iii) Paul Segal (University of Oxford) The Resource Dividend: How to (Nearly) Eliminate Global Poverty using Resource Rents

5b. Approaches to Costing a Basic Income for Ireland

(i) Micheal L Collins (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

(ii) Sean Healy (CORI Justice, Ireland)

(iii) Brigid Reynolds (CORI Justice, Ireland)

(iv) Sean Ward (Public Sector Analyst, Ireland)

(v) Charles M.A. Clark (St John's University, New York)

5c. Making Basic Income Happen

(i) Wim Van Lancker (University of Antwerp) Basic income, an alternative for neo-liberal pension reforms?

(ii) Steven Shafarman (Citizens Policies Institutes, USA) Basic Income and the 2008 Campaign in the United States

5d. Global Justice

(i) Michael W. Howard (University of Maine) Cosmopolitanism, Trade, and Global (or Regional) Transfers

(ii) Celia Kerstenetzky (Universidade Federal Fluminense) and Gary Dymski

(University of California) Global Basic Income and Financial Globalisation

(iii) Myron J. Frankman (McGill University) Justice, Sustainability and Progressive Taxation and Redistribution: The Case for a World-Wide Basic Income.

5e. Basic Income in Changing Contexts

(i) Maria Oleynik (Ireland) Basic Income in a Changing Ireland

(iii) Alexander Varshavsky (Russian Academy of Sciences) Basic income and increasing income inequality in Russia

(iii) Emer O Siochru (Feasta, Ireland) Basic Income and Environmental Challenges

16.45 - 18.00 CLOSING PLENARY

Theme: Basic Income: The Way Forward

A roundtable with a number of short presentations from people reflecting on the main themes of the Congress and what they have heard followed by an open forum. The speakers:

The Way Forward - the political dimension: Speaker: Richard Caputo (Yeshiva University, New York)

Report from Developing World strand : Speaker: Lorna Gold (Programme Leader, Torcaire)

What's new? What's next?: Speaker: Philippe Van Parijs (Catholic University of Louvain and Harvard University)

"Reviving Egalitarianism in Full Freedom: Why Basic Income will define progressive politics": Speaker: Guy Standing (University of Bath and Monash University)

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PDF icon A business perspective 92.17 KB
PDF icon A trade union perspective :76.92 KB
PDF icon An economist's perspective78.05 KB
PDF icon A community and voluntary perspective 128.25 KB
PDF icon Basic Income in Ireland: surveying three decades212.46 KB
PDF icon What is an appropriate level of minimum income?89.68 KB
PDF icon The Case for a Universal State Pension: Lessons from New Zealand for Ireland's Green Paper on Pensions 1.11 MB
Office presentation icon Peter Townsend (LSE and Bristol University)728.5 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Carole Pateman (UCLA and Cardiff University)42 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Pablo Yanes (Social Development Secretariat of the Government of Mexico City)42.5 KB
Microsoft Office document icon John Macnicol (London School of Economics) The politics of non-contributory pensions87.5 KB
PDF icon Eliminating Child Labour: The Promise of Unconditional Cash Transfers179.7 KB
PDF icon Heiner Michel (University of Frankfurt) Is a Global Basic Income a Remedy for Poverty?302.2 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Julieta Elgarte (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina50 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Anca Gheaus (Université Catholique de Lille, France)151 KB
PDF icon Almaz Zelleke (The New School, New York, USA)154.24 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Bill Jordan (University of Plymouth) Basic Income and Social Value75 KB
PDF icon Rubén M. Lo Vuolo (Ciepp) Labour markets informality and welfare regimes in Latin America. Why Basic Income is better143.08 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Michèle Billoré (France) Noospheric Ethical/Ecological Constitution for Mankind85 KB
PDF icon Manuel Franzmann (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität) An Unconditional Basic Income from the Perspective of the Sociology of Rel130.19 KB
PDF icon Johannes Hanel (Germany) Basic Income and Social Jusitce191.32 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Francisco Jose Martinez Martinez (Universidad Nacional de Distancia, Madrid) Debate on Basic Income in the Spanish Parliament53 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Al Sheahan (USBIG) The Rise and Fall of a Basic Income Guarantee Bill in the U.S. Congress80.5 KB
Microsoft Office document icon John Tomlinson (Queensland University of Technology) Timor Leste: Minimum Wages, Job Guarantees, Social Welfare Payments or Basi99 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Sergio Luiz de Moraes Pinto (São Paulo Municipality Government) Basic Income and Stakeholder Grants: Jointly Breaking the Long H108.5 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Áine Uí Ghiollagáin (la Fédération Européenne des Femmes Actives au Foyer) Basic income and caring: Why aren't all caregivers in71.5 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Mary Murphy (NUI, Maynooth) and Orla O'Connor (National Women's Council of Ireland) Is basic income the answer to the feminist d130 KB
PDF icon Ian Gareth Orton (La Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa) Why we Ought to Listen to Zygmunt Bauman.448.76 KB
Office presentation icon Andrea Fumagalli (University of Pavia) and Stefano Lucarelli (University of Bergamo) Basic Income and Counter-power in Cognitive213.5 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Moving to Basic Income - A right-wing political perspective : Speaker: Hugh D. Segal, - Senator in the Canadian Parliament, 60 KB
Office presentation icon Addressing the Institutional and Technical Challenges : Speaker: Charles M.A. Clark162 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Richard Lawson (Green Party England and Wales) Introducing Basic Income by the Back Door in a Recession34 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Gösta Melander (Swedish Senior Party) How a basic income may be achieved politically54 KB
PDF icon Marc Meuris (Belgium) A Basic Income Allowance as a solution for the social unification of the EU115.44 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Maria Ozanira da Silva e Silva (Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Brazil) The Bolsa Família Program and the Reduction of Poverty165.5 KB
PDF icon Clóvis Roberto Zimmermann (Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros) The Citizenship Principle in Income Transfer Programs in Braz257.26 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Borja Barragué (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) Pigovian Taxes, Cap-and-Trade System, or Environmental Adders? A Green Financial156.5 KB
PDF icon Celia Kerstenetzky (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro) and Lionello Punzo (Università di Siena) Sustainable touris179.35 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Erik Christensen (Aalborg University, Denmark) A Global Ecological Argument for a Basic Income78.5 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Pat Evans (Carleton University, Ottawa) Challenging Income (In)security: Women and Precarious Employment96 KB
Office presentation icon James Mulvale (University of Regina, Canada) The Debate on Basic Income / Guaranteed Adequate Income in Canada: Perils and Possi108.5 KB
PDF icon Francisco Javier Alonso Madrigal and José Luis Rey Pérez (University Pontificia Comillas of Madrid) What Type of Taxes Demands B262.28 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Annie Miller (Citizens Income UK) Designing and Costing Simple Basic Income Schemes282.5 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Eduardo Matarazzo Suplicy (Brazilian Federal Senate) The Transition from the Bolsa Família Program to the Citizen's Basic Income109.5 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Gianluca Busilacchi (University of Camerino, Italy) The different regimes of minimum income policies in the enlarged Europe147.5 KB
PDF icon Almaz Zelleke (New School, New York) Reconsidering Independence: Foundations of a Feminist Theory of Distributive Justice233.89 KB
Microsoft Office document icon William Clegg (National Anti-Poverty Organisation, Canada) Basic Income-Greater Freedom of Choice Through Greater Economic Secur50 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Al Sheahen (USBIG) How the U.S. Can Afford a Poverty-Level Basic Income Guarantee170.5 KB
PDF icon Jörg Drescher (Projekt Jovialismus) Economic view of model proposals for funding a basic income on the basis of the value creati347.51 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Steven Shafarman (Citizens Policies Institutes, USA) Basic Income and the 2008 Campaign in the United States38 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Michael W. Howard (University of Maine) Cosmopolitanism, Trade, and Global (or Regional) Transfers71 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Celia Kerstenetzky (Universidade Federal Fluminense) and Gary Dymski131.5 KB
PDF icon Myron J. Frankman (McGill University) Justice, Sustainability and Progressive Taxation and Redistribution: The Case for a World159.99 KB
PDF icon Maria Oleynik (Ireland) Basic Income in a Changing Ireland107.48 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Alexander Varshavsky (Russian Academy of Sciences) Basic income and increasing income inequality in Russia397.5 KB
PDF icon The Way Forward - the political dimension: Speaker: Richard Caputo (Yeshiva University, New York)49.67 KB
PDF icon Eric Patry (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland) The Basic Income Debate in Switzerland: Experiences and Perspectives150.13 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Markku Ikkala (Jyväskylä University, Finland) Basic Income Discussion in Finland86.5 KB

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