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Laruffa F.;McGann M.;Murphy M.P.
2021
January
Social Policy and Society
Enabling Participation Income for an Eco-Social State
Published
2 ()
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Capabilities co-production eco-social policy participation income post-productivism
We revise Atkinson's concept of a 'participation income' (PI), repositioning it as a form of green conditional basic income that is anchored in a capabilities-oriented eco-social policy framework. This framework combines the capability approach with an 'ethics of care' to re-shape the focus of social policy on individuals' capability to 'take care of the world', thus shifting the emphasis from economic production to social reproduction and environmental reparation. In developing this proposal, we seek to address key questions about the feasibility of implementing PI schemes: including their administrative complexity and the criticism that a PI constitutes either an arbitrary and confusing, or invasive and stigmatising, form of basic income. To address these concerns, we argue for an enabling approach to incentivising participation whereby participation pathways are co-created with citizens on the basis of opportunities they recognise as meaningful rather than enforced through strict monitoring and sanctions.
1474-7464
10.1017/S1474746421000750
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