WorldCat Identities

Standing, Guy

Works: 111 works in 666 publications in 9 languages and 10,166 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Compiler, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Guy Standing
The precariat : the new dangerous class by Guy Standing( )

80 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Neo-liberal policies and institutional changes have produced a huge and growing number of people with sufficiently common experiences to be called an emerging class. In this book Guy Standing introduces what he calls the Precariat - a growing number of people across the world living and working precariously, usually in a series of short-term jobs, without recourse to stable occupational identities or careers, stable social protection or protective regulations relevant to them. They include migrants, but also locals. Standing argues that this class of people could produce new instabilities in society. They are increasingly frustrated and dangerous because they have no voice, and hence they are vulnerable to the siren calls of extreme political parties. He outlines a new kind of good society, with more people actively involved in civil society and the precariat re-engaged. He goes on to consider one way to a new better society -- an unconditional basic income for everyone, contributed by the state, which could be topped up through earned incomes."--Publisher
Global labour flexibility : seeking distributive justice by Guy Standing( )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What models of distributive justice can the 21st century promote to challenge the spread of insecurity, inequality and social fragmentation? Dismissing the approach of the new paternalists, this book presents a vision without moralistic state control
Labour force participation and development by Guy Standing( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and Italian and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A precariat charter : from denizens to citizens by Guy Standing( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guy Standing's immensely influential 2011 book introduced the Precariat as an emerging mass class, characterized by inequality and insecurity. Standing outlined the increasingly global nature of the Precariat as a social phenomenon, especially in the light of the social unrest characterized by the Occupy movements. He outlined the political risks they might pose, and at what might be done to diminish inequality and allow such workers to find a more stable labour identity. His concept and his conclusions have been widely taken up by thinkers from Noam Chomsky to Zygmunt Bauman, by political activists and by policy-makers. This new book takes the debate a stage further-looking in more detail at the kind of progressive politics that might form the vision of a Good Society in which such inequality, and the instability it produces is reduced. A Precariat Charter discusses how rights - political, civil, social and economic - have been denied to the Precariat, and at the importance of redefining our social contract around notions of associational freedom, agency and the commons. The ecological imperative is also discussed - something that was only hinted at in Standing's original book but has been widely discussed in relation to the Precariat by theorists and activists alike"--
Basic income : a guide for the open-minded by Guy Standing( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Basic income is a revolutionary idea that guarantees regular, unconditional cash transfers from the government to all citizens. It is an acknowledgement that everyone plays a part in generating the wealth currently enjoyed by only a few and would rectify the recent breakdown in income distribution. Political parties across the world are now adopting this innovative policy and the idea generates headlines every day. Guy Standing has been at the forefront of thought surrounding basic income for the past thirty years, and in this book he covers in authoritative detail its effects on the economy, poverty, work, and labor; dissects and disproves the standard arguments against basic income; explains what we can learn from pilots across the world; and illustrates exactly why basic income has now become such an urgent necessity"--Résumé de l'éditeur
Basic income : a transformative policy for India by Sarath Davala( )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Would it be possible to provide people with a basic income as a right? The idea has a long history. This book draws on two pilot schemes conducted in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh, in which thousands of men, women and children were provided with an unconditional monthly cash payment. In a context in which the Indian government at national and state levels spends a vast amount on subsidies and selective schemes that are chronically expensive, inefficient, inequitable and subject to extensive corruption, there is scope for switching at least some of the spending to a modest basic income. This book explores what would be likely to happen if this were done. The book draws on a series of evaluation surveys conducted over the course of the eighteen months in which the main pilot was in operation, supplemented with detailed case studies of individuals and families. It looks at the impact on health and nutrition, on schooling, on economic activity, women's agency and the welfare of those with disabilities. Above all, the book considers whether or not a basic income could be transformative, in not only improving individual and family welfare but in promoting economic growth and development, as well as having an emancipatory effect for people long mired in conditions of poverty and economic insecurity."--Publisher's website
Promoting income security as a right : Europe and North America by Guy Standing( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about an idea that has a long and distinguished pedigree, the idea of a right to a basic income. This means having a modest income guaranteed - a right without conditions, just as every citizen should have the right to clean water, fresh air and a good education." "The case for and against the right to basic income security is considered in this book. It argues that there should be a guaranteed basic income as a citizenship right, paid to each individual, regardless of marital status, work status, age or sex. Some chapters argue that existing selective schemes for income protection are ineffectual, costly and misleading: other chapters present alternative rationales and philosophical justifications for moving towards a new form of universalism based on citizenship economic rights." "Promoting Income Security as a Right, whose contributors include many distinguished economists, philosophers and other social scientists from across Europe and the USA, will appeal to academics and policymakers alike."--BOOK JACKET
Child work, poverty, and underdevelopment( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work after globalization : building occupational citizenship by Guy Standing( Book )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refers to Karl Polanyi's "The great transformation" on the rise of industrial citizenship, which hinged on fictitious labour decommodification, superseded by changes in class structure and emergence of a global 'precariat', inequalities, and insecurities. Argues against paternalistic policy responses in favour of an egalitarian strategy to build occupational citizenship, that should be founded on full freedom and basic income security. Considers the phasing out of labour law and a re-orientation of collective bargaining towards 'collaborative bargaining'
Labour force participation in low-income countries by Guy Standing( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unemployment and female labour : a study of labour supply in Kingston, Jamaica by Guy Standing( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State policies and migration : studies in Latin America and the Caribbean by Peter Peek( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the new paternalism : basic security as equality by Guy Standing( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The century of labouring man has come to an end, and yet governments continue to link social entitlements to the performance of labour. This book argues that the era of market regulation has ended in an era of fiscal regulation: new social and economic insecurities have spread around the world, boosted by globalization and flexible labour markets, and compounded by privatization and increased selectivity of social policy. This global insecurity has spawned growing and vastly underestimated inequalities." "To overcome these seemingly endemic insecurities and inequalities, Guy Standing argues for a complex egalitarianism, in which basic income security is recognised as a right for all. Work (including voluntary, community and care work), and not labour, must be the basis of a 'good society, ' and policies must be judged by their capacity to promote occupational security"--Jacket
Russian unemployment and enterprise restructuring : reviving dead souls by Guy Standing( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Migration surveys in low income countries : guidelines for survey and questionnaire design by Richard E Bilsborrow( Book )

13 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty and basic needs : evidence from Guyana and the Philippines by Guy Standing( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structural change in Central and Eastern Europe : labour market and social policy implications by Georg Fischer( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and French and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of flexibility : the new Soviet labour market by Ufficio internazionale del lavoro( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unemployment and labour market flexibility by Guy Standing( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The corruption of capitalism : why rentiers thrive and work does not pay by Guy Standing( Book )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We live in an age of extreme inequality, in which the remedies we think we understand seem to have no effect while the rich go on getting richer. We are repeatedly told that work is the best route out of poverty, yet in 2014 more of the income-poor in the UK were in jobs rather than out of them. Guy Standing reveals the devastating effects of the construction of a global market economy. At the heart of the problem is the construction by successive governments, working in the interests of elites, of the most unfree market system ever created. This is a system in which property - financial, physical and intellectual - is controlled by a tiny but enormously powerful rentier class, at the expense of all the rest of us. The rental income obtained from assets and from the exploitation of scarce resources from oil to pharmaceutical licences has rapidly become the dominant force in the global economy, aided by government subsidies, tax breaks and systemically corrupt deals. The book reveals the extent to which global capitalism has been rigged in favour of rent-seekers to the detriment of workers - not just those in low-paid and precarious employment, but the professionals and entrepreneurs we like to think of as the drivers of our economy. The implications of the 'age of rentier capitalism' go beyond the economic sphere as the plutocracy fund and influence political parties, while media ownership is concentrated in the hands of a few powerful individuals. The Corruption of Capitalism shows why, in the interests of democracy and our common wealth, the rise of rentier capitalism must be resisted. If it is not, we risk dire social and political consequences
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.53 (from 0.31 for The precar ... to 0.74 for Unemployme ...)

The precariat : the new dangerous class
Global labour flexibility : seeking distributive justicePromoting income security as a right : Europe and North AmericaWork after globalization : building occupational citizenshipBeyond the new paternalism : basic security as equality
Alternative Names
Guy Standing britisk økonom

Guy Standing Brits econoom

Guy Standing brittisk ekonom

Guy Standing economista britànic

Guy Standing economista británico

Guy Standing economista britannico

Guy Standing économiste britannique

Standing, G. 1948-

Гай Стэндинг

Ґай Стендінґ

جاي ستاندنغ، 1948-

스탠딩, 가이


English (341)

Spanish (8)

Italian (7)

German (4)

Japanese (4)

Swedish (4)

French (3)

Polish (3)