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Constitutional Basic Income Models and Social Contract Theory

The purpose of the workshop is twofold: 1) To give a brief introduction to the „constitutional“ perspective on Basic Income from the point of view of social contract theory and constitutional political economy (Rawls, Buchanan, Van Parijs, etc.), and 2) to give useful tools of analysis for theoretical and applied research for the whole FRIBIS community. If you want to participate, please write a short E-Mail with your motivation to tobias.dumschat@fribis-uni-freiburg.de. Afterwards, we will send you the two papers which should be prepared.

The workshop will consist of brief lectures by Otto Lehto and group discussions based on the assigned readings. Participants should prepare by READING THE TWO PAPERS. The event will take place in the course of a single day, with breaks in between. The event will be online.

  
The purpose of the workshop is twofold:

1) To give a brief introduction to the „constitutional“ perspective on Basic Income from the point of view of social contract theory and constitutional political economy (Rawls, Buchanan, Van Parijs, etc.)

and  2) to give useful tools of analysis for theoretical and applied research for the whole FRIBIS community. The workshop is designed to be useful to all JRG members regardless of their prior familiarity with the literature. Indeed, hopefully the workshop can be used to facilitate new ideas and insights for your own research! 

The assigned readings are there to help ground and guide the discussions. The first paper by Otto Lehto & John Meadowcroft (2021) introduces the constitutional political economy perspective to basic income through the example of James M. Buchanan’s Constitutional UBI Model. The second paper by Jurgen de Wispelaere & Leti Morales (2016) focuses on the political challenges related to implementing a robust constitutional UBI model. Together, the papers will highlight some of the advantages and disadvantages of the constitutional approach.

If you want to participate, please write a short E-Mail with your motivation to tobias.dumschat@fribis-uni-freiburg.de. Afterwards, we will send you the two papers which should be prepared.


Interne Verantwortlichkeit:
Institut für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Schwerpunkt Public und Non-Profit Management und ökonomische Nachhaltigkeitsforschung, Abteilung Wirtschaftspolitik und Ordnungstheorie

Kontakt:
Tobias Dumschat
tobias.dumschat@fribis.uni-freiburg.de