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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