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An Ecosocial Perspective on Unconditional Basic Income

Author(s): Łukasz Moll
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Economy, Political Theory, Sociology, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: unconditional basic income; green politics; sustainable development; degrowth; ecological taxes

Summary/Abstract: This article deals with constructive theoretical efforts to resolve dilemmas which are present in the debates surrounding an Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) and the need for the ecological rationalization of economic systems. Putting together the arguments, which are present in both debates, the article supports the ecosocial frame for UBI, which – combined with other instruments of political ecology – is one of the most promising perspectives of social transition in an emancipatory and sustainable direction. Outlining a perspective of social change seems to be very profound and ambitious, but it simultaneously helps to address the main obstacles to UBI’s implementation and to the serious consideration of an ecological aspect in programming social development.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 59-76
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish