autores-frontend Portlet

Guy Standing

Londres, Regne Unit

Guy Standing

Economist, Professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University


Professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, and co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network - BIEN. Between 1975 and 2006 he worked at the International Labour Organization as a researcher into job insecurity and flexibility, and he is well known as the creator of the Decent Work Index. His main areas of study are labour economics, job market policies, unemployment, flexibility of the labour market, structural adjustment policies and social protection. At present, he is working on the emergence of the precariat as a social class and the need to advance towards an unconditional basic income and deliberative democracy.

Among his works are: 
  • A Precariat Charter: from denizens to citizens. (London New York: Bloomsbury Academic).
  • The Precariat. London. (Bloomsbury Academic)
[Last Update, November 2015] 


You could also find interesting

  • img
    • Interviews

    “Democracy is public space at its richest”

    Guy Standing, the economist who has popularised the term “precariat”, presents his view of public space from the standpoint of the commons, which he sees as being a basic part of urban life and essential for the survival of the precariat. He also reflects on the harmfulness of the market’s invasion of public space and, in a nutshell, of democracy. Finally, Standing reveals that his favourite public space is an amphitheatre of Ancient Greece, for him the cradle of democracy.