Malcolm Torry explores Citizen’s Basic Income - an unconditional income for every individual - moving the reader from a basic understanding of the concept to an in-depth recognition of its wide-ranging implications. Torry examines debates around the desirability, feasibility and implementation of a Citizen’s Basic Income, and how this idea is becoming increasingly widespread.
This Modern Guide presents a comprehensive treatment of Citizen’s Basic Income, first offering insight into the language surrounding it, and moving through a number of key disciplinary perspectives, including sociology, politics, economics and law. Each chapter discusses an academic discipline, looking at relevant aspects of the debate to understand how the discipline enhances knowledge of Citizen’s Basic Income, and how discussion around the topic can contribute to the academic discipline.
Containing detailed case studies in each chapter, this book will be helpful to a wide variety of scholars and students wanting a broader knowledge of Citizen’s Basic Income. It will also be useful to policy-makers who wish to engage in the debate on the potential benefits and drawbacks of a Citizen’s Basic Income.