A Global History of Basic Income – Lecture by Anton Jäger (KULeuven) and Daniel Zamora Vargas (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Jointly organized by the Political History section of Utrecht University and the Research School Political History
date and time: 28 September 2023, 16.00-18.00
Place: Utrecht, Janskerkhof 2-3, room 0.13
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Abstract and Biographies
Anton Jäger is a historian of political thought, interested in the interrelation between capitalism and democracy. More specifically, his work focuses on the question of how capitalism — here understood as a system of generalised market dependence — both enables and constrains political thinking and acting, generating specific visions of democracy, distribution and representation.
Daniel Zamora Vargas works at the intersection of sociology and intellectual history. His work focuses on 20th century conceptualisations of the ‘social question’ and theories of social justice. He is particularly interested in how new forms of knowledge, problematizations and political thought shape new conceptions of the state and techniques to govern social insecurity.
Together they published in April 2023 Welfare for Markets: A Global History of Basic Income, with Chicago University Press. Their lecture will be about this book.