Feminist political theory and the argument for an unconditional basic income

@article{Zelleke2011FeministPT,
  title={Feminist political theory and the argument for an unconditional basic income},
  author={Almaz Zelleke},
  journal={Policy and Politics},
  year={2011},
  volume={39},
  pages={27-42}
}
  • Almaz Zelleke
  • Published 31 January 2011
  • Economics
  • Policy and Politics
Although many thoughtful critiques of political theory and the concept of justice have been offered from a feminist perspective, a comprehensive feminist theory of justice has not yet been articulated. This article proposes that not only does a feminist account of justice require an unconditional basic income, but also that is the only basis on which to defend the principle of unconditionality against the gender-biased claims of universal work or participation duties. It surveys feminist… Expand
Affective Labor and Feminist Politics
  • Johanna Oksala
  • Sociology
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 2016
This article discusses the political potential of Michael Hardt’s and Antonio Negri’s influential notion of affective labor for feminist theory and politics. The argument proceeds in two stages. IExpand
Basic Income: The Potential for Gendered Empowerment?
Basic income is likely to gain momentum as the next social welfare trend to sweep over the world with ideas of how to improve the fairness and efficiency of distributing money. Other earlierExpand
BASIC INCOME AND GENDER EQUALITY IN PARENTING
It is often said by scholars that implementing a Universal Basic Income will erase gendered divisiveness in labor markets, the familial sphere, and childcare. In many cases, the principles ofExpand
Beyond Care : Expanding the Feminist Debate on Universal Basic Income WiSE Working Paper Series No . 1 September 2015
International debate regarding universal basic income proposals has increased markedly in recent years. This has included a spirited feminist debate about the merits of basic income (BI) forExpand
Income Guarantee : the gender impact within households
The potential of a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) to contribute to gender equality is a contested issue amongst feminist scholars. This article focuses on the nature of BIG as an individually basedExpand
The Lives of Low-Income Women
American welfare policies have historically placed sexist and often racist expectations on the lives and reproduction of low-income women, who are frequently stigmatized when seeking assistance.Expand
Caring Revolutionary Transformation: Combined Effects of a Universal Basic Income and a Public Model of Care
Abstract This paper explores the possibilities of the recognition and valuation of care by implementing an unconditional basic income (UBI) and presents a feminist redefinition of the concept of aExpand
Beveridge’s rival: Juliet Rhys-Williams and the campaign for basic income, 1942–55
Abstract Historians of Britain’s post-war welfare state have long been aware of the shortcomings of the social insurance model, but the political impact of the Beveridge report has tended to obscureExpand
Caring Revolutionary Transformation: Combined Effects of a Universal Basic Income and a Public Model of Care
This paper explores the possibilities of the recognition and valuation of care by implementing an unconditional basic income (UBI) and presents a feminist redefinition of the concept of a UBI. TheExpand
Unmanageable Work, (Un)liveable Lives
This article draws from interview material with sex worker rights activists in London, and sex work scholarship, to explore the demand for labour rights for sex workers and erotic dancers. I argueExpand
...
1
2
3
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 36 REFERENCES
Why a citizens' basic income? A question of gender equality or gender bias
Current debates concerning the future of social security provision in advanced capitalist states have raised a citizens' basic income as a possible reform package: a proposal based on the principlesExpand
Public Man, Private Woman: Women in Social and Political Thought
Focusing on the Western philosophical tradition and the work of contemporary feminists, Jean Elshtain explores the general tendency to assert the primacy of the public world--the political sphereExpand
Democratizing Citizenship: Some Advantages of a Basic Income
If the focus of interest is democratization, including women’s freedom, a basic income is preferable to stakeholding. Prevailing theoretical approaches and conceptions of individual freedom,Expand
Will a Basic Income Do Justice to Women?
Abstract This article addresses the question whether a basic income will be a just social policy for women. The implementation of a basic income will have different effects for different groups ofExpand
The Civic Minimum: On the Rights and Obligations of Economic Citizenship
Many governments today are engaged in far-reaching programs of 'welfare reform'. But what would a just program of welfare reform consist in? Is the current emphasis on linking welfare 'rights' toExpand
Mothers, Citizenship, and Independence: A Critique of Pure Family Values
In his important book, Liberal Purposes, William Galston argues against the commonly held position that state action and policy is or ought to be neutral among ends. He demonstrates that, despiteExpand
Justice, Gender, and the Family.
Law for Gendered Workers in Japan : Revisiting Feminist Critiques of the Public/Private Dichotomy (松浦好治教授退職記念論文集)
Introduction I. Feminist Critiques of the Public/Private Dichotomy Two Prongs of Critique Constellation of Family, Market, and State II. Three Types of Legal Approach to Gendered Workers EqualityExpand
Sovereign Virtue: The Theory and Practice of Equality
Equality is the endangered species of political ideas. Even left-of-centre politicians reject equality as an ideal: government must combat poverty, they say, but need not strive that its citizens beExpand
From Real Freedom for All
Capitalist societies are full of unacceptable inequalities. Freedom is of paramount importance. These two convictions, widely shared around the world, seem to be in direct contradiction with eachExpand
...
1
2
3
4
...