Workshop: Basic income: communism, liberalism and republicanism, 18-20 July, 2013 (Braga, Portugal)

From 18 to 20 July, a summer school entitled “Basic income: communism, liberalism and republicanism” is organised by the Political Theory Group of CEHUM, University of Minho (Braga, Portugal).

Presentation: The School will consider the ethical arguments surrounding the idea of unconditional basic income, focusing specifically on arguments appealing to interpretations of communism, liberalism and republicanism. What are the strengths and weaknesses of these arguments? How successfully do they meet the main ethical objections to basic income, including the objection, itself derivable from within currents of socialist, liberal and republican thought, that basic income is unfair because it allows some who are able to work to live off the labour of their fellow citizens?

Lectures by Professor Stuart White (Oxford) will be followed by presentations from participants.

When: 18-20 July 2013
Where: Auditório novo do Instituto de Letras e Ciências Humanas (ILCH), Universidade do Minho, Braga
Participation Fee: 50 euros
Contacts: Roberto Merrill (nrbmerrill@gmail) or Michele Loi (

Further information about this summer school (and notably the complete programme):

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