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Feministiska utopier eller neoliberala visioner i Finlands försök med basinkomst?

Simonsson, Ebba LU (2017) GNVK02 20171
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
In this paper, I study the legal works behind the two-year experiment with basic income in
Finland from the first of January 2017. With a neo-Marxists feministic theoretical framework
based on the work of the political scientist Kathi Weeks and the concept postwork politics; I
aim to see if the experiment with basic income in Finland could be a part of a larger feministic
project. By using the new class term the precariat by Guy Standing, I seek to see if basic
income in Finland could be an answer to the growing of the class. Through qualitative content
analysis and critical discourse analysis, I study the arguments and discourses in the documents
that led to the law upon which the basic income experiment in Finland relies. Through... (More)
In this paper, I study the legal works behind the two-year experiment with basic income in
Finland from the first of January 2017. With a neo-Marxists feministic theoretical framework
based on the work of the political scientist Kathi Weeks and the concept postwork politics; I
aim to see if the experiment with basic income in Finland could be a part of a larger feministic
project. By using the new class term the precariat by Guy Standing, I seek to see if basic
income in Finland could be an answer to the growing of the class. Through qualitative content
analysis and critical discourse analysis, I study the arguments and discourses in the documents
that led to the law upon which the basic income experiment in Finland relies. Through the
analysis, I discover how the arguments in the legal documents are a part of a neoliberal
political regime. The discourses found in the texts promotes an increasing in the employment
for low-payed and unsecure work of the already marginalized group: the precariat. The basic
income experiment in Finland is not representing the feministic utopian idea of basic income
as a part of the feministic postwork politics. (Less)
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author
Simonsson, Ebba LU
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organization
course
GNVK02 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
precariat, postwork politics, labour, basic income, Finland, basinkomst, arbete, prekariatet
language
Swedish
id
8912292
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2017-06-15 11:33:09
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2017-06-15 11:33:09
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  abstract     = {In this paper, I study the legal works behind the two-year experiment with basic income in
Finland from the first of January 2017. With a neo-Marxists feministic theoretical framework
based on the work of the political scientist Kathi Weeks and the concept postwork politics; I
aim to see if the experiment with basic income in Finland could be a part of a larger feministic
project. By using the new class term the precariat by Guy Standing, I seek to see if basic
income in Finland could be an answer to the growing of the class. Through qualitative content
analysis and critical discourse analysis, I study the arguments and discourses in the documents
that led to the law upon which the basic income experiment in Finland relies. Through the
analysis, I discover how the arguments in the legal documents are a part of a neoliberal
political regime. The discourses found in the texts promotes an increasing in the employment
for low-payed and unsecure work of the already marginalized group: the precariat. The basic
income experiment in Finland is not representing the feministic utopian idea of basic income
as a part of the feministic postwork politics.},
  author       = {Simonsson, Ebba},
  keyword      = {precariat,postwork politics,labour,basic income,Finland,basinkomst,arbete,prekariatet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Feministiska utopier eller neoliberala visioner i Finlands försök med basinkomst?},
  year         = {2017},
}