Jurgen De Wispelaere



Jurgen De Wispelaere is an occupational therapist turned political philosopher. He is a Research Fellow with the Montreal Health Equity Research Consortium (MHERC), Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP) and Faculty of Law, McGill University (Canada), where he also teaches in the Department of Philosophy. Previously he held positions at the University of Montreal (CREUM), Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin, and was a visiting scholar at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, University of Oxford, University of East-Anglia, Universite Catholic de Louvain, Australian National University and Columbia University. Jurgen De Wispelaere is a founding editor of the journal Basic Income Studies and co-editor of several collections (Palgrave 2003, Routledge 2007, Wiley/Blackwell 2013). He is currently completing a book on Republicanism for Continuum Press (with Simon Birnbaum and David Casassas). His main research interest are in the philosophical aspects of social policy and institutional design, with specific application to unconditional basic income, disability policy, adoption policy, and health. During his MHERC fellowship he will examine the implications of republican political theory for the debate around social determinants of health and health inequity more broadly.

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  • 2012, Wispelaere, J. De i Stirton, Lindsay. A disarmingly simple idea? Practical bottlenecks in the implementation of a universal basic income. International Social Security Review 65 103 – 121
  • 2014, Wispelaere, J. De i Casassas, D.. A life of one’s own: republican freedom and disability. Disability & Society 29 402 – 416
  • 2006, Jose A. Noguera i Wispelaere, J. De. A Plea for the Use of Laboratory Experiments in Basic Income Research. Basic Income Studies 1
  • 2015, Wispelaere, J. De i Stirton, Lindsay. Advance Commitment Addressing the Family Veto in Organ Procurement. Organ Transplantation in Times of Donor Shortage: Challenges and Solutions
  • 2010, Wispelaere, J. De. Advance Commitment: An Alternative Approach to the Family Veto Problem in Organ Procurement. Journal of Medical Ethics 36 179 – 183
  • 2002, Wispelaere, J. De. Altruism, Impartiality and Moral Demands. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 5 9 – 33
  • 2013, Jose A. Noguera, Widerquist, Karl, Vanderborght, Y., i Wispelaere, J. De. Basic Income: An Anthology of Contemporary Research.
  • 2003, Wispelaere, J. De. Basic income: An anthology of contemporary research.
  • 2007, Wispelaere, J. De i Walsh, Judy. Disability Rights in Ireland: Chronicle of a Missed Opportunity. Irish Political Studies 22 517 – 543
  • 2001, Wispelaere, J. De. Een liberale weg naar het nationalisme?. Een Vierde Weg? Links-Liberalisme als traditie en oriëntatiepunt
  • 2011, Casassas, D. i Wispelaere, J. De. Elementos para una economía política del republicanismo: un análisis crítico de la renta básica de Alaska. Revista Internacional de Pensamiento Político 6 165 – 192
  • 2010, Casassas, D. i Wispelaere, J. De. Handicap, vrijheid en overheersing: een republikeins perspectief op het gehandicaptenbeleid. Ethiek & Maatschappij 13 53 – 78
  • 2013, Wispelaere, J. De i Casassas, D.. Ik wil mijn eigen leven leiden! Over republikeinse vrijheid en personen met een handicap. Naar een inclusief burgerschap voor personen met een beperking
  • 2012, Wispelaere, J. De i Weinstock, Daniel. Licensing Parents to Protect Our Children?. Ethics and Social Welfare 6 195 – 205
  • 2012, Wispelaere, J. De, Caputo, Richard, i Jose A. Noguera. On the Political Feasibility of Universal Basic Income: An Analytic Framework. Basic Income Guarantee and Politics 17 – 38
  • 2015, Wispelaere, J. De i Weinstock, Daniel. Privileging Adoption over Sexual Reproduction? A State-centered Perspective. Permissible Progeny
  • 2013, Wispelaere, J. De, O’Neill, Shane, i McBride, Cillian. Recognition, Equality and Democracy: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Politics. 229
  • 2011, Casassas, D. i Wispelaere, J. De. Renta básica y emancipación social: principios, diseños y coaliciones. La renta básica en la era de las grandes desigualdades 105 – 136
  • 2016, Casassas, D. i Wispelaere, J. De. Republicanism and the political economy of democracy. European Journal of Social Theory 19 283 – 300
  • 2012, Wispelaere, J. De i Stirton, Lindsay. Respecting the family is key in any viable organ procurement policy: Reponse to Shaw, D. (2012): “We should not let families stop organ donation from their dead relatives”. British Medical Journal 345
  • 2000, Wispelaere, J. De. Sharing Job Resources: Ethical Reflections on the Justification of Basic Income. Analyse und Kritik 22 237 – 256
  • 2003, Wispelaere, J. De. Stakeholding: A New Paradigm in Social Policy. The Ethics of Stakeholding
  • 2014, Wispelaere, J. De i Weinstock, Daniel. State Regulation and Assisted Reproduction: Balancing the Interests of Parents and Children.. Family-Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges
  • 2012, Wispelaere, J. De. Tacitly opting out of organ donation: too presumptuous after all?. Journal of Medical Ethics 38 73 – 74
  • 2011, Wispelaere, J. De i Stirton, Lindsay. The administrative efficiency of basic income. Policy & Politics 39 115 – 132
  • 2012, Casassas, D. i Wispelaere, J. De. The Alaska Model: A Republican Perspective. Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend: Examining Its Suitability as a Model 169 – 188
  • 2014, Wispelaere, J. De i Weinstock, Daniel. The Grounds and Limits of Parents’ Cultural Prerogatives: The Case of Circumcision. The Nature of Children’s Well-Being 247 – 262
  • 2004, Wispelaere, J. De i Stirton, Lindsay. The Many Faces of Universal Basic Income. The Political Quarterly 75 266 – 274
  • 2004, Wispelaere, J. De. The Morality and Heuristics of Consent. Deliberation and Decision: Economics, Constitutional Theory and Deliberative Democracy
  • 2013, Wispelaere, J. De i Stirton, Lindsay. The Politics of Universal Basic Income: Bringing Bureaucracy Back In?. Political Studies 61
  • 2007, Wispelaere, J. De i Stirton, Lindsay. The Public Administration Case Against Participation Income. Social Service Review 81 523 – 549
  • 2012, Wispelaere, J. De i Uvijn, K.. Welk recht op gezondheid? Over moeilijke keuzen in de gezondheidszorg. Ontmoetingen met Koen Raes