Jurgen De Wispelaere is a Policy Fellow with the Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath and a Guest Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University. A former occupational therapist turned political theorist and policy scholar, his major research interest is the political analysis of basic income. He is a co-editor of Basic Income: An Anthology of Basic Income Research (Wiley, 2013) and is currently completing a book Basic Income Experiments: Theory, Practice, and Politics with Evelyn Forget (Policy Press, 2020).
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and SlaveryThe power to walk away: is basic income a bridge too far?
Basic income can help workers in many ways, but whether it really improves their freedom remains to be seen.
Published in: Can Europe Make It?After the Swiss basic income vote – learning political lessons is key!
Basic income support is growing as more people become familiar with the idea, but there is still a lot of work to be done.