Journal Articles

Journal Articles

“Basic income as common dividends: A rejoinder”, Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal, 40(2), Winter 2019, pp.239-245.

"Entrevista a Guy Standing: 'Los nuevos avances technológicos están agravando las desigualdades económicas y fortaleciendo el capitalismo rentista' [Interview with Guy Standing: 'The new technological advances are aggravating economic inequalities and strengthening rentier capitalism']", Empleo precario : un salto al vacío, Papeles de Relaciones Ecosociales y Cambio Global, No.140, Winter 2017/18, pp. 167-171. PDF

“The precariat in China: A comment on conceptual confusion”, Rural China, Vol.14, No.1, 2017, pp.165-170.

“Az elvi alapon lázadó: a prekariátus lelkiismerete? [The principled rebel: Conscience of the precariat (essay in honour of Zsusa Ferge)]”, Esély (Hungary), No.4, 2016, pp.42-47.

"Riflessioni sul Referendum svizzero sul reddito di base [Reflections on the Swiss referendum on basic income]", Quaderni per il Reddito (QR4), Diritti sociali e reddito garantito pilastri per un'Europa 2.0, July 2016, pp.110-114. In Italian :: In English Reproduced in Quaderni per il Reddito (QR5), Thank you Switzerland: dopo il Referendum sul reddito di base in Svizzera, August 2016, pp.27-31. 

"The precariat, class and progressive politics: A response", Global Labour Journal, Vol.7, No.2, 2016, pp.189-200. PDF

"The precariat and class struggle", RCSS Annual Review, 7, October 2015, pp.3-16. PDF

"Why basic income's emancipatory value exceeds its monetary value", Basic Income Studies, Vol.10, No.2, December 2015, pp.193-223. doi: 10.1515/bis-2015-0021. PDF

Review of A.J. Cherlin, Labor's Love Lost: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class Family in AmericaPopulation and Development Review, Vol.41, No.3, September 2015, pp.544-547.

"Precariat, education and technologies: Towards a global class identity" (interviewed by Petar Jandrić), Policy Futures in Education, Vol.13, No.8, 2015, pp.990-94. doi: 10.1177/1478210315580206.

"A precariat charter and basic income", Indigo (Humanities Magazine for Young People), Vol.9, Spring/Summer 2015.

"The precariat", Contexts (American Sociological Association), Vol.13, No.10, Fall 2014, pp.10-12. doi: 10.1177/1536504214558209. PDF

"The precariat: An evolving class", Minerva Medicolegale, Vol.134, No.3, September 2014, pp.149-154. Details

"Understanding the precariat through labour and work", Development and Change, Vol.45, No.5, September 2014, pp,963-980. doi: 10.1111/dech.12120. Abstract

"O precariado e a luta de classes [The precariat and class struggle]", Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais (Portugal), No.103, May 2014, pp.9-24. In Portuguese

"Where's Howard?", Book review symposium on The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class, Global Discourse, 14 March 2014. doi: 10.1080/23269995.2014.888278 :: Reprinted in Matthew Johnson (ed.), Precariat: Labour, Work and Politics (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2015). PDF

"Why the precariat is not a 'bogus concept'", Open Democracy, 4 March 2014. View :: In Spanish as "Por qué el precariado no es un 'concepto espurio'", Sociología del Trabajo, No.82, autumn 2014, pp.7-15.

"From cash transfers to basic income: An unfolding Indian agenda", Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol.57, No.1, 2014. PDF

"India's experiment in basic income grants", Global Dialogue, Vol.3, No.5, November 2013, pp.24-26. PDF :: translated into 14 other languages

"The precariat grows and stirs", Aspen Review Central Europe, No.3, 2013, pp.107-109.

"Defining the precariat: A class in the making", Eurozine, 19 April 2013. PDF

"Why a basic income is necessary for a right to work", Basic Income Studies, Vol.7, No.2, 2013, pp.19-40. doi: 10.1515/bis-2013-0007. Earlier version published as “Why basic income is needed for the right to work”, Rutgers Journal of Law and Urban Policy, Special Issue, Vol.2, No.1, Fall 2005. PDF

“Immer mehr Menschen sind trotz Beschäftigung arm. Warum das Modell der Lohnarbeit endgültig überholt ist” ["More and more people are poor despite having jobs. Why the wage labour model is outdated"], Kulturaustausch online, No.2, 2013. View :: In English 

"Tertiary time: The precariat's dilemma", Public Culture, Vol.25, No.1, 2013, pp.5-23. PDF

"The precariat: from denizens to citizens?", Polity, Vol.44, No.4, 2012, pp.588-608. doi:10.1057/pol.2012.15. Abstract

"Att definiera prekariatet" [Defining the precariat], Fronesis (Sweden), No.40-41, 2012, pp.189-197.

"Beware the lens of low-wage labor" [Review of Low-Wage Work in the Wealthy World], Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, Vol.41, No.4, July 2012, pp.453-455. doi: 10.1177/0094306112449613b. PDF

"Book review response: Guy Standing, The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class", Work, Employment & Society, Vol.26, No.4, 2012, pp.690-692. PDF

"End of a Faustian pact: Workfare and riots", Poverty (Journal of the Child Poverty Action Group), No.140, Autumn 2011, pp.11-14. PDF

"Precariato", Rivista delle Politiche Sociali (Italian Journal of Social Policy), No.3, July-September 2011. Abstract

"The precariat: A new dangerous class?", Poverty (Journal of the Child Poverty Action Group), No. 139, Summer 2011, p.17. 

"Labour market policies, poverty and insecurity", International Journal of Social Welfare, Vol.20, No.3, 2011, pp.260-269. Abstract

"The precariat: The new dangerous class", Policy Network, 24 May 2011. PDF :: In Spanish

"Workfare and the precariat", Soundings, No.47, Spring 2011, pp.35-43. Abstract

"Behavioural conditionality: Why the nudges must be stopped - an opinion piece", Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, Vol.19, No.1, 2011, pp.27-38. PDF 

"Responding to the crisis: Economic stabilisation grants", Policy & Politics, Vol.39, No.1, 2011, pp.9-25. PDF

"Workfare: Ed Miliband's defining challenge", New Left Project, 26 January 2011. View 

"Targeting to the 'poor': Clogged pipes and bureaucratic blinkers" (with Renana Jhabvala), Economic & Political Weekly, Vol.XLV, Nos.26-27, 26 June 2010, pp.239-246. PDF  Published in French as « Le ‘ciblage’ des politiques sociales indiennes : entre inefficacité et iniquité » in L’Inde : une modernité controversée, Alternatives Sud, Vol.8, No.3, 2011, pp.141-149. PDF

"Global monitor: The International Labour Organization", New Political Economy, Vol.15, No.2, June 2010, pp.307-318. PDF 

Book review - "Unfreedom and Waged Work: Labour in India's Manufacturing Industry by Sunanda Sen and Byasdeb Dasgupta", Development and Change, Vol.41, No.1, Jan. 2010, pp.188-189. 

"Global employment: Two reports in search of the problem", Development and Change, Vol.40, No.6, 2009, pp.1319-1337. 

Book review - "Cohen, D.: Three Lectures on Post-Industrial Society", Journal of Economics, Vol.98, No.3, 2009, pp.261-266. PDF

"Work and occupation in a tertiary society", Labour and Industry, Vol.19, No.3, Apr. 2009, pp.49-72. doi:10.1080/10301763.2009.10669384. Abstract

“Economic insecurity and global casualisation: Threat or promise?”, Social Indicators Research, Vol.88, No. 1, Aug. 2008, pp.15-30. Abstract

"Reviving egalitarianism in the Global Transformation: Building occupational security", Indian Journal of Human Development, Vol.2. No.1, Jan.-Jun. 2008, pp.39-62. PDF

“The ILO: An agency for globalization?”, Development and Change, Vol.39, No.3, May 2008, pp.355-384. PDF

"How cash transfers promote the case for basic income", Basic Income Studies, Vol.3, No.1, Apr. 2008, pp.1-30. doi: 10.2202/1932-0183.1106 PDF Reprinted in K. Widerquist, J.A. Noguera, Y. Vanderborght and J. de Wispelaere (eds), Basic Income: An Anthology of Contemporary Research (Chichester, UK: Wiley Blackwell, 2013), pp.527-547. 

“The Australian Charter of Employment Rights: The missing dimensions”, Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol.50, No.2, April 2008, pp.355-366. Abstract

“Social protection”, Development in Practice, Vol.17, Nos.4-5, Aug. 2007, pp.511-522. Also published in A. Cornwall and D. Eade (eds.), Deconstructing Development Discourse: Buzzwords and Fuzzwords (Rugby, UK: Practical Action Publishing, 2010), pp.53-67. PDF

“Perché il basic income in Italia”, Infoxoa 020 – revista di quotidiano movimento, Oct. 2006, pp.71-79. PDF

“Tsunami recovery grants”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XL, No.6, 5 Feb. 2005, pp.510-514. PDF

“Income security: Why unions should campaign for a basic income”, Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research (Brussels, European Trade Union Institute), Vol.10, No.4, Winter 2004, pp.606-619. PDF

“Global governance: The democratic mirage?”, Development and Change, Vol.35, No.5, Nov. 2004, pp.1065-1072. PDF

“A family of decent work indexes” (with F. Bonnet and J. B. Figueiredo), International Labour Review, Vol. 142, No. 2, 2003, pp.213-238. PDF Also in French and Spanish.

“From people’s security surveys to a decent work index”, International Labour Review, Vol.141, No.4, 2002, pp.441-454. Also in French and Spanish. Abstract

“Globalisation: The eight crises of social protection”, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol.45, No.1, Jan.-Mar. 2002, pp.17-46. Draft

“Governance and social protection: Promoting economic security”, Global Social Policy, Vol.1, No.1, April 2001, pp.20-22. Preview

“La inseguridad laboral”, Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios del Trabajo, Year 6, No.11, 2000, pp.47-105.

“Brave new words? A critique of Stiglitz’s World Bank rethink”, Development and Change, Vol.31, No.4, Sept. 2000, pp.737-763. Abstract

“Social dumping, catch-up or convergence? Europe in a comparative global context” (with Jens Alber), Journal of European Social Policy, Vol.10, No.2, 2000, pp.99-119. Preview

Book review of J. Blasi, M. Kroumova and D. Kruse, Kremlin Capitalism: Privatising the Russian EconomyDevelopment and Change, Vol.30, No.4, Oct. 1999, pp.870-872.

“From labour to work: The global challenge”, World of Work (ILO magazine), No.31, Sept.-Oct. 1999, pp.18-19. PDF  In French as “Du travail pénible au travail décent: Un défi mondial”, Travail, No.31, Sept.-Oct. 1999, pp.18-19.

“Global feminization through flexible labor: A theme revisited”, World Development, Vol.27, No.3, Mar. 1999, pp. 583-602. PDF

“Socijalna zaštita u Srednjoj i Istočnoj Europi: priča o iskliznulim sidrima i potrganim sigurnosnim mrežama” [“Social protection in Central and Eastern Europe: A tale of slipping anchors and torn safety nets”], Revija za socijalnu politiku (Journal of Social Policy, Zagreb), No.1, 1998, pp.51-73.

“Societal impoverishment: The challenge for Russian social policy”, Journal of European Social Policy, Vol. 8, No. 1, Feb. 1998, pp. 23-42. Abstract

“The folly of social safety nets: Why basic income is needed in Eastern Europe”, Social Research, Vol. 64, No. 4, Winter 1997, pp. 1339-1379. Preview  In Turkish as “Sosyal güvenlik ağları çılgınlığı: Temel gelir avrupa’da neden gereklidir”, in Ayşe Buğra and Çağlar Keyder (eds.), Sosyal Politika Yazıları (Istanbul, İletişim Yayınları, 2006), pp.333-373.

“What would be a ‘Good’ Firm? The ‘Human Development Enterprise’”, Industrial Relations Journal, Vol.28, No.4, Dec. 1997, pp.331-343. Preview

“Trade unions in crisis? Findings from the worker representation survey”, South African Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol.21, No.1, Autumn 1997, pp.23-41.

“Editorial: Emerging industrial relations in Central and Eastern Europe” (edited with R. Hyman), European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol.3, No.2, July 1997, pp.131-251. Text 

“Labour market governance in Eastern Europe”, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 3, No. 2, July 1997, pp.133-159. Abstract  In German as “Arbeitsmärkte und Arbeitsbeziehungen in Osteuropa”, PROKLA – Zeitschrift für kritische Sozialwissenschaft, Heft.114, 29. Jg., 1999, No.1. 

“Globalization, labour flexibility and insecurity: The era of market regulation”, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol.3, No.1, March 1997, pp.7-37. Abstract  Reprinted in M. Baird, R. Cooper, B. Ellem and R. Lansbury (eds.), Industrial Relations (London: Sage, 2011).

“Promoting the Human Development Enterprise in South Africa”, South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 20, No.1, Feb. 1996, pp. 48-53.

“Collective bargaining as an instrument of social partnership” (with P. Smirnov, in Russian), Problemy teorii i praktiki upravleniya [Theoretical and practical aspects of management], No.6, 1995, pp.120-24.

“Enigmas of Russian unemployment” (with T. Chetvernina), Problems of Economic Transition, Vol.37, No.7, Nov. 1994, pp.3-15. Also in Russian. Abstract

“Why measured unemployment in Russia is so low: The net with many holes”, Journal of European Social Policy, Vol. 4, No. 1, Feb.1994, pp. 35-49. Abstract

“The labor market crisis in Russian industry: The Russian labor flexibility survey”, World Development, Vol.22, No.2, Feb. 1994, Special Section, pp.251-283.

“Employment restructuring in Russian industry”, World Development, Vol. 22, No. 2, Feb.1994, pp.253-260. Abstract

“Labor market implications of ‘privatization’ in Russian industry in 1992”, World Development, Vol. 22, No. 2, Feb.1994, pp.261-270. Abstract

“The changing position of women in Russian industry: Prospects of marginalization”, World Development, Vol.22, No.2, Feb.1994, pp.271-283. Abstract

"Editorial: Social policy in central and eastern Europe" (with B. Deacon), Journal of European Social Policy, Vol.3, 1993, pp.159-161. Text

“Identifying the ‘human resource enterprise’: A south-east Asian example”, International Labour Review, Vol.131, No.3, 1992, pp.281-295. Preview  In French as “Comment reconnaître une entreprise qui sait gérer ses ressources humaines: D’après un exemple pris en Asie du Sud-Est”, Revue Internationale du Travail, Vol.131, No.3, 1992, pp.299-314. In Spanish as “Cómo identificar las empresas que mejor utilizan los recursos humanos: Un ejemplo del sudeste asiático”, Revista Internacional del Trabajo, Vol.111, No.4, 1992, pp.425-443.

“Do trade unions impede or accelerate structural adjustment? Industrial versus company unions in an industrialising labour market”, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol.16, No.3, Sept. 1992, pp. 327-354. Preview

“Problemática del mercado de trabajo en la transición de los países de la Europa del Este” (with G. Sziráczki), Relaciones del Trabajo, Vol.4, No.9, Summer 1992, pp.49-57. PDF

“Ajuste estructural y políticas laborales: hacia el ajuste social?”, Estudios del Trabajo, No.3, Jan.-June 1992, pp.3-56.

“Wages and work motivation in the Soviet labour market: Why a BIP, not a TIP, is required”, International Labour Review, Vol.130, No.2, 1991, pp.237-253. Preview  In French as “Le marché soviétique du travail: salaires et motivation; Comment surmonter le déséquilibre entre salaire et prestations non salariales”, Revue Internationale du Travail, Vol.130, No.2, 1991, pp.261-279. In Spanish as “Salarios y motivación en el mercado laboral soviético: ¿Por qué un «pip» mejor que un «pif»?”, Revista Internacional del Trabajo, Vol.110, No.3, 1991, pp.419-439.  In Italian as: “Salari e incentivi extrasalariali nel mercato del lavoro sovietico”, Politica ed Economia, No.12, Dec. 1991, pp.79-84.

“Labour market transitions in Eastern Europe and the USSR” (edited with G. Sziráczki), International Labour Review, Vol.130, No.2, 1991, pp.137-274. In French as “Les marchés du travail en transition en Europe de l’Est et en URSS”, Revue Internationale du Travail, Vol.130, No.2, 1991, pp.149-302.

“Observing the unemployed”, Policy Studies, Vol.12, No.1, Spring 1991, pp.52-59. Preview

"Gösta Esping-Andersen: The three worlds of welfare capitalism" [book review], Journal of European Social Policy, Vol.1, No.1, 1991, pp.71-75. 

“The road to workfare: Alternative to welfare or threat to occupation?”, International Labour Review, Vol.129, No.6, 1990, pp.677-691. Preview  In French as “Voie du traitement social du chômage: autre forme de bien-être social ou menace sur l’emploi?”, Revue Internationale du Travail, Vol.129, No.6, 1990, pp.741-758. In Spanish as “El camino hacia el subsidio activo: ¿Otra forma de protección social o amenaza para la ocupación?”, Revista Internacional del Trabajo, Vol.109, No.4, 1990, pp.499-516.

“Global feminization through flexible labor”, World Development, Vol.17, No.7, July 1989, pp.1077-95. Abstract

“I nuovi diritti di cittadinanza, le prospettive del welfare e il reddito di base”, Inchiesta, Vol.XIX, No. 83-84, Jan.-June 1989, pp.77-82.

“Un reddito di cittadinanza per gli europei”, Politica ed Economia, No.11, Nov. 1988, pp.49-58.

“Training, flexibility and Swedish full employment”, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 4, No. 3, Autumn 1988, pp. 94-107. Preview

“Would revenue-sharing pay cure unemployment?”, International Labour Review, Vol. 127, No. 1, 1988, pp. 1-18. Preview  In French as “Participation financière des travailleurs, un moyen de vaincre le chômage?”, in Revue Internationale du Travail, Vol.127, No.1, 1988, pp.1-22. In Spanish as “¿La participación en los beneficios de la empresa permite luchar contra el desempleo?”, Revista Internacional del Trabajo, Vol.107, No.1, Jan.-Mar. 1988, pp.1-23.

“Unemployment and the recomposition of labor reserves”, Annals of the American Political Science Association, No.492, July 1987, pp.80-95. Preview

“Labour circulation and the urban labour process”, Journal of Economic and Social Geography, Vol.77, No.5, 1986, pp.389-398. Preview

“Labour flexibility and older worker marginalisation: The need for a new strategy”, International Labour Review, Vol.125, No.3, May-June 1986, pp.329-348. Preview  In French as “Flexibilité de la main-d’oeuvre et la marginalisation des travailleurs agés: Pour une nouvelle stratégie”, Revue Internationale du Travail, Vol.125, No.3, May-June 1986, pp.363-383. In Spanish as “Flexibilidad de la mano de obra y marginación de los trabajadores de edad madura: Propugnación de una nueva política”, Revista Internacional del Trabajo, Vol.105, No.3, Jul.-Sep. 1986, pp.393-416.

“Meshing labour flexibility with security: An answer to British unemployment?”, International Labour Review, Vol.125, No.1, Jan.-Feb. 1986, pp.87-106. Preview  In French as “Imbriquer flexibilité dans l’utilisation de la main d’oeuvre et securité pour vaincre le chômage au Royaume-Uni?”, Revue Internationale du Travail, Vol.125, No.1, Jan.-Feb. 1986, pp.97-119. In Italian as “Integrare flessibilità del lavoro e sicurezza sociale: Una risposta alla disoccupazione nel Regno Unito?”, Ires materiali (collana laboratorio welfare), Serie discussioni “Il salario di cittadinanza”, No.0/88,  pp.53-68.

“The notion of technological unemployment”, International Labour Review, Vol.123, No.2, Mar.-Apr. 1984, pp.127-147. Preview In French as “Le notion de chômage technologique”, Revue Internationale du Travail, Vol.123, No.2, Mar.-Apr. 1984, pp.137-161. In Spanish as “La noción de desempleo technológico”, Revista Internacional del Trabajo, Vol.103, No.2, Apr.-Jun. 1984, pp.155-179.

“Walter Rodney: A tribute”, Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol.10, No.4, July 1983, pp.250-252. Preview

“The notion of structural unemployment”, International Labour Review, Vol.122, No.2, Mar.-Apr. 1983, pp.137-153. Preview  In French as “Le notion de chômage structurel”, Revue Internationale du Travail, Vol.122, No.2, Mar.-Apr. 1983, pp.147-165. In Spanish as “El concepto de desempleo estructural”, Revista Internacional del Trabajo, Vol.102, No.2, Apr.-Jun. 1983, pp.163-182.

"State policy and child labour: Accumulation versus legitimation?”, Development and Change, Vol. 13, No.4, 1982, pp. 611-631. Preview

“The notion of voluntary unemployment”, International Labour Review, Vol.120, No.5, Sep.-Oct. 1981, pp.563-579. Preview  In French as “Le notion de chômage volontaire”, Revue Internationale du Travail, Vol.120, No.5, Sep.-Oct. 1981, pp.599-615. In Spanish as “La noción de desempleo voluntario”, Revista Internacional del Trabajo, Vol.101, No.1, Jan.-Mar. 1982, pp.1-16.

“Migration and modes of exploitation: Social origins of immobility and mobility”, Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol.8, No.2, Jan. 1981, pp. 173-211. Abstract :: Working paper

“Economic roles of children in low-income countries” (with G. Rodgers), International Labour Review, Vol.120, No.1, Jan.-Feb. 1981, pp.31-47. Preview  In French as “Les rôles économiques des enfants dans les pays à faible revenu”, Revue Internationale du Travail, Vol.120, No.1, Jan.-Feb. 1981, pp.35-54. In Spanish as “Función económica de los niños en países de bajos ingresos”, Revista Internacional del Trabajo, Vol.100, No.2, Apr.-Jun. 1981, pp.143-161.

“Basic needs and the division of labour”, Pakistan Development Review, Vol. XIX, No. 3, Autumn 1980, pp. 211-235. View

“Rural-urban migration and government policies in low-income countries” (with P. Peek), International Labour Review, Vol.118, No.6, Nov.-Dec. 1979, pp.747-762. Preview

“Basic needs and contrived stagnation in Guyana”, Caribbean Issues, Vol.4, No.3, Dec. 1978, pp.49-77.

“A note on economic activity of women in Nigeria” (with G. Sheehan), Pakistan Development Review, Vol. XVII, No. 2, Summer 1978, pp.253-261. PDF 

"Aspiration wages, migration and urban unemployment”, Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 14, No. 2, Jan. 1978, pp.232-248. Abstract

“Labour migration and development in Guyana” (with F. Sukdeo), International Labour Review, Vol. 116, No. 3, Nov.-Dec.1977, pp.303-313. Preview

“Labour force participation in Sri Lanka” (with G. Sheehan), Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 13, No. 1, 1977. View

“Education and female participation in the labour force”, International Labour Review, Vol.114, No.3, Nov.-Dec. 1976, pp.281-297. Preview

“Labor market effects of multinational enterprises in Latin America” (with K. Taira), Nebraska Journal of Economics and Business, Vol.12, No.4, Autumn 1973, pp.103-117. View

“Government and unemployment 1966-1970: A study of policy and evidence” (with N. Bosanquet), British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol.10, No.2, July 1972, pp.180-192.