Publications


Welfare states and basic income

Interview with Borja Barragué Maciej Szlinder: As a researcher you are dealing with the problem of distinguishing different welfare regimes. Can you describe the main models? Borja Barragué: According to Gosta Esping-Andersen’s traditional analysis there are 3 big models of welfare regimes: Scandinavian, continental and Anglo-saxon. The continental welfare regime is based on guaranteeing security during the periods…

José A. Noguera – Basic income as a political horizon

José A. Noguera – Basic income as a political horizon

Interview with José A. Noguera Maciej Szlinder: Let’s start with the normative analysis. In one of your best known papers you deal with one of the most popular objections to basic income which is the reciprocity objection. The reciprocity principle using the words of Stuart White, means: „Each citizen who willingly shares in the social product…

Jurgen De Wispelaere – Exciting times ahead: Experiments and the politics of basic income

Jurgen De Wispelaere – Exciting times ahead: Experiments and the politics of basic income

Interview with Jurgen De Wispelaere Maciej Szlinder: 2015 seemed to be a quite good year for basic income supporters. Basic income experiments are planned to be conducted in several municipalities in Holland and the Finnish government announced that they plan to conduct a national experiment in 2017. As you are involved in the latter project,…

Erik Olin Wright – Sociology and Epistemology of Real Utopias

Erik Olin Wright – Sociology and Epistemology of Real Utopias

A Conversation with Erik Olin Wright By David Casassas and Maciej Szlinder As part of the „International Sociological Debates at the University of Barcelona” (ISDUB), Professor Erik Olin Wright visited University of Barcelona in Spring 2015 and gave a lecture entitled „Challenging (and maybe transcending) Capitalism through Real Utopias”. The lecture was organized by „Research…