Prof Guy Standing: Precariat And Peasant: Reframing Social Protection For The 21st Century
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Professor Guy Standing
Date: 19 June 2013Time: 6:30 PM
Finishes: 19 June 2013Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: Brunei GalleryRoom: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
Type of Event: Inaugural Lecture
Series: SOAS Inaugural Lecture Series
Globalisation has produced a global class structure in which the precariat in countries as dissimilar as Britain and China is being expanded by austerity. Reforms intensify insecurities and inequalities. Anger is rising. A new vision is needed that reflects the precariat’s aspirations and needs, makes universal basic security a priority and defines work as occupation rather than “jobs”. A progressive and more ecological social protection system could then be constructed around principles of compassion, contributions and solidarity.
Professor Guy Standing: Precariat And Peasant: Reframing Social Protection For The 21st Century
Guy Standing is Professor of Development Studies at SOAS, University of London, and a founder and co-President of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), an NGO promoting basic income as a right. He has held chairs at the Universities of Bath and Monash (Australia) and was previously Director of the Socio-Economic Security Programme of the International Labour Organisation. He is currently working on pilot basic income schemes in India and a follow-up to his latest book, The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class.
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