Guy Standing on the ‘precariat’ (7 May)

Professor Guy Standing:  A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens

In this seminar Professor Standing will be discussing his recently published book, ‘A Precariat Charter’. Following his hugely successful book, ‘The Precariat’ this new book sets out clear and workable solutions to the increasing problems of poverty and insecurity. According to Professor Standing the precariat consists of millions of people facing insecurity, unstable labour and loss of rights. Throughout history, class-based revolt has led to the creation of charters of demands, from the Magna Carta to South Africa’s Freedom Charter. In this most recent work Professor Standing argues that now is the time for a Precariat Charter.

Short biography : Guy Standing is Professor of Economics at SOAS, University of London, and was previously Professor of Economic Security at the University of Bath and Professor of Labour Economics at Monash University in Melbourne. Before that, he was Director of the ILO’s Socio-Economic Security Programme (1999-2005) and Director of the ILO’s Labour Market Policies Branch.  Recent books are The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (Bloomsbury, 2011), Social Income and Insecurity in Gujarat (Routledge, 2010), and Work after Globalization: Building Occupational Citizenship (Elgar, 2009). The Precariat has been translated into ten languages, including Italian (published by Il Mulino). 

Wednesday 7 May 2014 
Seminar Room (8.43M) X 
Worsley Building, University of Leeds 

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