Guy Standing

is Professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and a founder member and co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), a non-governmental organisation that promotes a citizenship income for all. He is the author of The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (Bloomsbury, 2011) and Work After Globalization: Building Occupational Citizenship (Edward Elgar, 2009).


Defining the precariat

A class in the making

Class has not disappeared. Instead, a more fragmented global class structure has emerged alongside a more flexible open labour market. This prompts Guy Standing to forge a new vocabulary capable of describing class relations in the global market system of the twenty-first century.

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