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  • 22 November 2011

    GCPH Seminar Series 8 Lecture 1 - Prof Guy Standing

    Location: The Lighthouse
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    The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class

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    Overview 

    A growing number of people, including millions from Britain, have been entering a global precariat, part of an emerging class structure shaped by globalisation. In this lecture, drawing on his new book, The Precariat: A New Dangerous Class, Professor Standing examined the labour market dynamics that underpin the growth of the precariat and set out the nucleus of a new 'politics of paradise' that is beginning to take shape outside the political mainstream. 

    Professor Standing is Professor of Economic Security at the University of Bath. He was previously Director of the Scoio-Economic Security Programme of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). He has written and edited many books on labour economics, labour market policy, unemployment, labour market flexibility, structural adjustment policies and social protection policy and is a founder member and co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BEIN), an international non-governmental organisation that promotes citizenship income for all.