De Wispelaere Jurgen

De Wispelaere Jurgen

Assistant Professor. BSc Courses: Welfare Economics and Public Policy; Academic Studies and Critical Thinking; Welfare State Department of Business and Management

Jurgen De Wispelaere is Assistant Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and Adjunct Professor in Philosophy of Social Policy at Tampere University. He is a former occupational therapist turned political theorist and policy scholar. He holds a Doctorate in Social Sciences (Social Policy) from the University of Tampere. Before moving to SSE Riga, he worked at the University of Bath, Tampere University, McGill University, Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin, and held guest professorships or visiting fellowships at Southern University of Denmark, Université de Montréal, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, University of Oxford, Catholic University of Louvain, Australian National University and Columbia University.

His main area of expertise is political theory and public policy, with a particular interest in welfare state research and social protection. He is a world-leading expert on the politics of basic income and has published extensively on this topic in international journals such as Socio-Economic Review, Social Policy and Society, Political Quarterly, Journal of Social Policy, Journal of Public Policy, Politics, Political Studies, International Social Security Review, Policy and Politics or Social Service Review. He is a founding co-editor of Basic Income Studies, an interdisciplinary journal of basic income research, and co-editor of four edited volumes. He is currently completing a book on Basic Income Experiments: Theory, Practice, and Politics (with Evelyn Forget) for Policy Press. He has been a consultant to governments and stakeholder groups on basic income experiments and pilots and recently contributed to the World Bank flagship report on Exploring Universal Basic Income: A Guide to Navigating Concepts, Evidence, and Practices.


Education

Doctorate in Social Sciences (Social Policy), 2015 (University of Tampere)
Ma in Moral Philosophy, 1996 (University of Ghent)
BA in Moral Philosophy, 1993 (University of Ghent)
B.Sc. in Occupational Therapy, 1992 (School of Paramedical Professions, Ghent)


Selected publications

Journal Articles

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Leticia Morales (2020), “Emergency Basic Income as a Public Health Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic”, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, forthcoming.

Simon Birnbaum and Jurgen De Wispelaere (2020), “Exit Strategy or Exit Trap? Basic Income and the ‘Power To Say No’ in the Age of Precarious Employment”, Socio-Economic Review. Advance Article: doi.org/10.1093/ser/mwaa002.

Antti Halmetoja, Jurgen De Wispelaere, and Johanna Perkiö (2019), “A Policy Comet in Moominland? Basic Income and the Finnish Welfare State”, Social Policy and Society 18(2), pp. 319-330.

Jurgen De Wispelaere, Antti Halmetoja, and Ville-Veikko Pulkka (2018), “The Rise (and Fall) of the Basic Income Experiment in Finland”, CESifo Forum 19(3), pp. 15-19.

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Lindsay Stirton (2018), “The Case Against Participation Income — Political, Not (Merely) Administrative”, The Political Quarterly 89(2), pp. 262-267.

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Lindsay Stirton (2017), “When Basic Income Meets Professor Pangloss: Ignoring Public Administration and Its Perils”, The Political Quarterly 88(2), pp. 298-305.

Jurgen De Wispelaere (2016) “The Struggle for Strategy: On the Politics of the Basic Income Proposal”, Politics 36(2), pp. 131-141.

Jurgen De Wispelaere (2016) “Basic Income in Our Time: Improving Political Prospects Through Policy Learning?”, Journal of Social Policy 45(4), pp. 617-634.

Simon Birnbaum and Jurgen De Wispelaere (2016) “Basic Income in the Capitalist Economy: The Mirage of Exit from Employment”, Basic Income Studies 11(1), pp. 61-74.

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Leticia Morales (2016) “Is There (or Should There Be) a Right to Basic Income?”, Philosophy and Social Criticism 42(9), pp. 920-936.

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Leticia Morales (2016) “The Stability of Basic Income: A Constitutional Solution for a Political Problem?”, Journal of Public Policy 36(4), pp. 521-545.

David Casassas and Jurgen De Wispelaere (2016), “Republicanism and the Political Economy of Democracy”, European Journal of Social Theory 19(2), pp. 283-300.

Jurgen De Wispelaere and David Casassas (2014), “A Life of One’s Own: Republican Freedom and Disability”, Disability & Society 29(3), pp. 402-416.

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Lindsay Stirton (2013), “The Politics of Universal Basic Income: Bringing Bureaucracy Back In”, Political Studies 61(4), pp. 915-932

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Daniel Weinstock (2012), “Licensing Parents to Protect Our Children?”, Ethics and Social Welfare 6(2), pp. 195-205.

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Lindsay Stirton (2012), “A Disarmingly Simple Idea? Practical Bottlenecks in Implementing a Universal Basic Income”, International Social Security Review 65(2), pp. 103-121.

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Lindsay Stirton (2011), “The Administrative Efficiency of Basic Income”, Policy and Politics 39(1), pp. 115-132.

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Lindsay Stirton (2010), “Advance Commitment: An Alternative Approach to the Family Veto Problem in Organ Procurement”, Journal of Medical Ethics 36(3), pp. 180-183.

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Judy Walsh (2007), “Disability Rights in Ireland: Chronicle of a Missed Opportunity”, Irish Political Studies 22(4), pp. 517-543.

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Lindsay Stirton (2007), “The Public Administration Case Against Participation Income”, Social Service Review 81(3), pp. 523-549.

José A. Noguera and Jurgen De Wispelaere (2006), “A Plea for the Use of Laboratory Experiments in Basic Income Research”, Basic Income Studies 1(2), pp. 1-8.

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Lindsay Stirton (2004), “The Many Faces of Universal Basic Income”, The Political Quarterly 75(3), pp. 266-274.

Jurgen De Wispelaere (2002), “Altruism, Impartiality and Moral Demands”, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 5(4), pp. 9-33.
 

Chapters in Edited Collections

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Arto Laitinen (2020), “Basic Income in the Recognition Order: Respect, Care, and Esteem”, in Denise Celentano and Luigi Caranti (eds.) Redistribution, Recognition, and Beyond. London: Routledge.

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Ruslan Yemtsov (2020), “The Political Economy of Basic Income”, in Ugo Gentilini et al (eds.) Exploring Universal Basic Income: A Guide to Navigating Concepts, Evidence, and Practices. Washington DC: World Bank.

Jurgen De Wispelaere, Antti Halmetoja and Ville-Veikko Pulkka (2019), “The Finnish Basic Income Experiment: A Primer”, in Malcolm Torry (ed.) International Handbook on Basic Income. New York: Palgrave.

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Daniel Weinstock (2018) “Ethical Challenges for Adoption Regimes”, in Gideon Calder, Jurgen De Wispelaere and Anca Gheaus (eds.) The Routledge Handbook for the Philosophy of Childhood and Children. London: Routledge.

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Daniel Weinstock (2015) “Privileging Adoption over Sexual Reproduction? A State-centered Perspective”, in Sarah Hannan, Samantha Brennan and Richard Vernon (eds.) Permissible Progeny: The Morality of Procreation and Parenting. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Daniel Weinstock (2014), “The Grounds and Limits of Parents’ Cultural Prerogatives: The Case of Circumcision”, in Alexander Bagattini and Colin Macleod (eds.) The Nature of Children's Well-Being: Theory and Practice. Dordrecht: Springer.

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Daniel Weinstock (2014), “State Regulation and Assisted Reproduction: Balancing the Interests of Parents and Children”, in Françoise Baylis and Carolyn McLeod (eds.) Family-Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges. Oxford University Press.

Jurgen De Wispelaere and José A. Noguera (2012), “On the Political Feasibility of Universal Basic Income”, in Richard Caputo (ed.) Basic Income Guarantee and Politics: International Experiences and Perspectives on the Viability of Income Guarantees. New York: Palgrave.

David Casassas and Jurgen De Wispelaere (2012), “The Alaska Model: A Republican Perspective”, in Karl Widerquist and Michael Howard (eds.) Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend: Examining its Suitability as a Model. New York: Palgrave.

Jurgen De Wispelaere, Keith Dowding and Stuart White (2003), “Stakeholding — A New Paradigm in Social Policy”, in Keith Dowding, Jurgen De Wispelaere and Stuart White (eds.) The Ethics of Stakeholding. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
 

Monographs and Edited Collections

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Evelyn Forget (2021) Basic Income Experiments: Theory, Practice, and Politics. Bristol: Policy Press/University of Chicago Press (under contract).

Gideon Calder, Jurgen De Wispelaere and Anca Gheaus (eds.) (2018) The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Children. London: Routledge.

Karl Widerquist, José A. Noguera, Yannick Vanderborght and Jurgen De Wispelaere (eds.) (2013) Basic Income: An Anthology of Contemporary Research. Oxford: Wiley/Blackwell.

Jurgen De Wispelaere, Cillian McBride and Shane O'Neill (eds.) (2008) Recognition, Equality and Democracy: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Politics. London: Routledge.

Keith Dowding, Jurgen De Wispelaere and Stuart White (eds.) (2003) The Ethics of Stakeholding. Basingstoke: Palgrave.


Links to other websites

https://sseriga.academia.edu/JurgenDeWispelaere