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Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
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Critical and Radical Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
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Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
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HOLISTICA ? Journal of Business and Public Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 69)
Nordic Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Nordisk välfärdsforskning | Nordic Welfare Research     Open Access  
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Nouvelles pratiques sociales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Pedagogia i Treball Social : Revista de Cičncies Socials Aplicades     Open Access  
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 170)
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  • The policy and political consequences of the B-Mincome pilot project

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      Authors: Leire Rincón García
      Pages: 213 - 229
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Security, Volume 24, Issue 3, Page 213-229, September 2022.
      The idea of universal basic income is recieving increasing attention in the political, media and public agendas. This policy proposal constitutes a radical departure from the orthodox welfare rationale of giving to those in need, or attaching conditions to welfare support. Given the permutation that a UBI presents, many pilot projects and field experiments are being carried out globally to test the effects of this novel policy idea. Key questions arise from these developments: are the lessons learned from these experiments being fed back into the policy process' Are the pilot project results guiding and informing policymakers' Overall, can we observe any political effects of such scientific efforts' I address these questions through a qualitative case study analysis of the B-Mincome project. Through an in-depth analysis of this pilot, some of the key factors influencing the (limited) policy and political effects of the pilot project have been identified. The B-Mincome case study shows that the barriers to policy change were in place well before the pilot, and evidently, remained unaltered by it. The political landscape in Barcelona's City Council, its economic powers and institutional context were unchanged by the pilot, and in fact shaped the pilot design, moving it away from the UBI proposal. The B-Mincome experience illustrates the need to accommodate the pilot design to the politics and economics of the experiment, and shows the unintended consequences that such an adaptation of the pilot design may have in relation to its original objectives. In the case of Barcelona, this has meant a move away from a UBI-style pilot design, resulting in very limited effects on the debate or policy design of cash transfers, having a greater policy impact on active polices instead. However, by taking a broader look at Spanish and Catalan politics, our analysis has shown that unexpected factors may end up triggering a debate much more effectively than a pilot project.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Security
      PubDate: 2022-09-19T04:14:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13882627221123347
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Books Review: The Revised European Social Charter, An Article by Article
           Commentary by Karin Lukas

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      Authors: Effrosyni Bakirtzi
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Security, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Security
      PubDate: 2022-11-22T07:38:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13882627221137606
       
  • Books Review: Handbook of Migration and Welfare by Crepaz, Markus M.L.

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      Authors: Szandra Kramarics
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Security, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Security
      PubDate: 2022-11-14T06:39:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13882627221137643
       
  • Overview of recent cases before the European Court of Human Rights and the
           European Committee of Social Rights (April 2022–September 2022)

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      Authors: Eleni De Becker
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Security, Ahead of Print.
      In this reporting procedure (April 2022–September 2022), we present three cases before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and one case before the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR). All three cases before the ECtHR concern pension claims. The first case is Savickis and Others v Latvia (App no 49270/11), dealing with the payment of employment pensions in Latvia to ‘permanently resident non-citizens’. For these citizens, the Latvian legislation did not take into account periods worked in other Soviet republics at the time of the occupation of Latvia by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), which it did do for Latvian citizens. The Court had to review this difference in treatment in light of the prohibition of discrimination in Article 14 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the right to property in Article 1 Protocol no. 1 to the ECHR (AP ECHR). The second report discusses a case concerning the length of the appeal proceedings relating to a reduction of the applicant's pension rights. In Bieliński v Poland (App no 48762/19), the Court had to review whether there was a violation of Article 6 ECHR (right to a fair trial) and Article 13 ECHR (right to an effective remedy). P.C. v Ireland is the third case that will be discussed (App no 26922/19). It concerns disqualification from an old-age pension while serving a sentence of imprisonment. The applicant claimed that this disqualification violated Article 1 AP ECHR read alone, as well as Article 14 ECHR read in conjunction with Article 1 AP ECHR. Finally, this overview ends with a discussion of the European Social Charter (ESC). In Unione Sindacale di Base (hereinafter: USB) v Italy (collective complaint, App no 170/2018), the ECSR had to review the compatibility of the Italian scheme of socially useful workers with several of the provisions of the ESC, including the prohibition of discrimination (Article E), read in conjunction with the right to social security in Article 12 (1) of the revised ESC.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Security
      PubDate: 2022-10-19T06:28:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13882627221133128
       
  • Book Review: A Care Crisis in the Nordic Welfare States' Care Work,
           Gender Equality and Welfare State Sustainability by Lise Lotte Hansen,
           Hanne Marlene Dahl and Laura Horn

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      Authors: Jörgen Lundälv
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Security, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Security
      PubDate: 2022-09-19T04:52:52Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13882627221128841
       
  • Book Review: Economically-dependent workers as part of a decent economy:
           International, European and comparative perspective by Claudia Schubert

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      Authors: Marco Biasi
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Security, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Security
      PubDate: 2022-09-07T06:59:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13882627221125809
       
  • Parading Utopia on the road to nowhere' An introduction to the special
           issue on the policy impact of the European basic income experiments

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      Authors: Joe Chrisp, Jurgen De Wispelaere
      First page: 167
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Security, Ahead of Print.
      Basic income experiments have emerged across Europe in recent years, but until now analysis has focused on their design and the scientific interpretation of their results, rather than the subsequent policy impact of these projects. This special issue addresses this gap. The papers all focus on whether and how the European basic income experiments have made an observable impact on the basic income debate and social security reform more generally. The special issue includes country case studies of the three countries in Europe that have completed their experiments, Finland, the Netherlands and Spain, as well as a case study of Scotland, where a feasibility study did not result in a field experiment, and of Ireland, which is in the process of planning at least one experiment. Two papers then also examine the effect of these experiments on the debate at EU level and outside Europe, in Australia. The special issue provides a novel contribution that advances both the scholarly and policy debates surrounding basic income at a time when COVID-19 appears to have increased interest in the policy and equally seems to have propelled the idea of experimenting with basic income even further into the mainstream.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Security
      PubDate: 2022-08-23T05:01:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13882627221122797
       
  • A Truly Missed Opportunity: The Political Context and Impact of the Basic
           Income Experiment in Finland: A contribution to the special issue on
           “The Policy Impact of Basic Income Experiments in Europe”

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      Authors: Heikki Hiilamo
      First page: 177
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Security, Ahead of Print.
      Finland conducted the first nationwide field experiment with partial basic income between 2017 and 2018. The experiment and its results were widely reported in international media and featured in political debates across the globe. Domestically, the experiment had an impact on social policy debates but no impact on social policy. For example, it did not feature in the Social Security 2030 project or in the work of the Social Security Reform Committee (2020–2027). The research setting for the experiment was compromised from the beginning due to political reasons; but the scientific power was further undermined by a new sanctioning model, which was implemented in 2018 at the beginning of the second year of the basic income experiment. The new Government taking office in 2019 promised to continue with a negative income tax experiment; however, no such experiment was conducted. The article will unpack these developments in Finland and discuss possible explanations for denouncing basic income as a policy idea.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Security
      PubDate: 2022-06-10T06:41:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13882627221104501
       
  • A Struggle for Framing and Interpretation: The Impact of the ‘Basic
           Income Experiments’ on Social Policy Reform in the Netherlands

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      Authors: Femke Roosma
      First page: 192
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Security, Ahead of Print.
      In the period from 1st October 2017 to 31st December 2019, the Dutch government allowed several municipalities to carry out so-called ‘basic income experiments’, ‘trust’ experiments, or ‘experiments low in regulation’. These experiments focused on giving exemptions on obligations attached to social benefits, allowing people to keep extra earnings on top of their social assistance benefits, and providing more guidance in finding work. In this paper, I critically evaluate the extent to which these experiments have had an effect on social policy in the Netherlands in both the short and long run. For municipalities, the main goal of these experiments was to examine whether an approach focused on trust and intrinsic motivation would lead to increased labour market participation and higher wellbeing. The national government approved the experiments; but in its evaluation, it focused solely on the outflow to work in line with the existing workfare approach. In the short run, the effects of the experiments appeared disappointing for those with the ambition of fundamentally reforming the social security system. However, in the struggle for framing and interpretation, advocates of a different social policy approach obtained success in the long run. Although the Participation Act was not initially amended, the recent coalition agreement of the new Government does propose a change related to the outcomes of the experiment; and in recent party manifestos, there are more far-reaching proposals to change social policy in the direction of a universal basic income.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Security
      PubDate: 2022-06-28T05:23:42Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13882627221109846
       
  • Citizens’ basic income in Scotland: On the road to somewhere

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      Authors: Sara Cantillon, Francis O’Toole
      First page: 230
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Security, Ahead of Print.
      While the economic fragility exposed by Covid-19 has renewed the attention paid to social protection systems and in particular to basic income, the Scottish government had already funded four local authorities – North Ayrshire, City of Edinburgh, Fife and Glasgow – to undertake a feasibility study on the introduction of a Universal Basic Income pilot in Scotland. This article explores the specific Scottish context and rationale for this study, including the factors that led the Scottish government and the local authorities to pursue this approach, as well as the impact of the study on the wider social security debate and policy context in Scotland. Specifically, it takes a critical look at the Steering Committee's feasibility study, and its two commissioned research components, and explores the financial costings and institutional obstacles identified in taking forward a pilot Universal Basic Income in Scotland. These significant challenges are considered in light of both the limits of devolution and the ongoing debate on independence, as well as the wider implications for progress in social protection in Scotland.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Security
      PubDate: 2022-07-15T07:13:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13882627221114373
       
  • Basic Income in Ireland: The Development of Two Pilots

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      Authors: Helen Johnston
      First page: 243
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Security, Ahead of Print.
      This paper provides an overview of Irish dalliances with basic income over the last 40 years in the context of social security reform. A government Green Paper on Basic Income was published in 2002, but the proposals were never progressed. Now, the current 2020 Programme for Government contains a commitment to pilot basic income within the lifetime of the Government. It has transpired that two basic income schemes are being developed – a universal basic income scheme by the Government's Low Pay Commission and a sectoral basic income scheme for artists. The arts proposal is being led by the Green Party Minister for the Arts, a long-time advocate of basic income. The work of the Low Pay Commission is overseen by the Fine Gael leader and Minister for Employment, who has not traditionally supported basic income. Public discourse claims that these are separate proposals with a lack of clarity on whether they will be progressed separately, one will inform the other, or they will become integrated. The work in Ireland has drawn upon other basic income experiments taking place in Europe, especially the Finnish experience. The work to date can make a unique contribution to understanding basic income experimentation in Europe, especially through a government-led, twin-track approach.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Security
      PubDate: 2022-07-05T06:26:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13882627221109287
       
  • Into the unknown: Empirical UBI trials as social Europe’s risk
           insurance

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      Authors: Dominic Afscharian, Viktoriia Muliavka, Marius S. Ostrowski, Lukáš Siegel
      First page: 257
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Security, Ahead of Print.
      In this article, we conduct a case study of EU-level debates on universal basic income (UBI) trials, as part of which we examine core contributions in the Conference on the Future of Europe, the election manifestos produced by European party groups, as well as European Parliament debates since 2009. The results indicate that parties and politicians are far more hesitant than citizens to demand UBI, while also relying proportionally more on proposing trials rather than policies. Interpreting the results, we develop a conceptual framework designed to better understand how political decisionmakers at the EU level can deal with the uncertainties involved in European social policymaking. We argue that these actors face legal, political, and suitability risks when proposing policies that would integrate the EU’s social dimension. Unlike in national settings, the potential to pursue various strategies of risk reduction is limited at the EU level. However, we argue that empirical trials of social policies are particularly well-suited to insuring politicians at the EU level against risks. This insurance function is based not only on the scope of empirical trials to reduce uncertainties about policy outcomes, but also on the fact that they are inherently non-binding. By simply proposing empirical trials, actors can influence agendas, benefit from public demands, or reduce public pressure without having to take on the risks associated with implementing a fully-fledged policy proposal. We conclude that empirical trials can be understood as buffers against risks that might be used strategically by politicians, and which have the potential to break stalemates in the future development of a “Social Europe”.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Security
      PubDate: 2022-09-06T11:18:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13882627221118103
       
  • The Nordic Connection: the impact of the Finnish basic income pilot on the
           Australian basic income debate

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      Authors: Troy Henderson, Ben Spies-Butcher
      First page: 276
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Security, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines the impact of recent European basic income experiments on the re-emergence of basic income in Australian public policy and political debate. We argue that while basic income experiments in general have garnered some attention in Australia, the Finnish basic income pilot has been particularly significant. We trace this influence back to the historical tendency of sections of the Australian Left to view Nordic industrial and social policy as an aspirational model, and to the stronger institutional and interpersonal connections between Nordic and Australian policy communities. Finally, we emphasise how the recent history of imposing welfare policy experiments on Indigenous communities complicates the perception and prospects of basic income pilots in Australia and the potential for successful policy transfer.
      Citation: European Journal of Social Security
      PubDate: 2022-08-01T07:40:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13882627221115207
       
  • Book Review: Basic Income: A History by Malcolm Torry

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      Authors: Kristina Koldinská
      First page: 292
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Security, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Security
      PubDate: 2022-08-16T04:58:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13882627221120515
       
  • Book Review: Experimenting with Unconditional Basic Income, Lessons from
           the Finnish BI Experiment 2017–2018 by Olli Kangas, Signe Jauhiainen,
           Miska Simanainen and Minna Ylikännö

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      Authors: Floriane Geels
      First page: 294
      Abstract: European Journal of Social Security, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Social Security
      PubDate: 2022-08-26T06:25:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13882627221122796
       
 
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