About Guy Standing
Guy Standing is Professor of Economic Security at the University of Bath. He was formerly Director of Socio-Economic Security in the International Labour Organisation. He is a co-founder and co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), a network of social scientists from over 40 countries, promoting universal basic income security. He is a member of the British Social Policy Association, and is an elected Academician in the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences. Recent books include The Precariat – The New Dangerous Class (Bloomsbury, 2011); Work after Globalisation: Building Occupational Citizenship (Elgar, 2009); Beyond the New Paternalism: Basic Security as Equality (Verso, 2002); Global Labour Flexibility (Macmillan, 1999).
He has been consultant to many governments and international bodies, including the UNDP, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNICEF, Council of Europe and European Commission. From 1995 to 1997, he was Director of Research on President Mandela’s Labour Market Commission, and last year was on the Presidential Task Force of the American Political Science Association. He is currently working with India’s SEWA (Self-Employed Women’s Association) on an unconditional cash transfer scheme in Indian villages.