This chapter contributes to the literature on Universal Basic Income advocacy and activism by presenting the strategies and framings that four Australian citizens are using to initiate a grassroots process of cultural change. Drawing on social movement literature, cultural change is placed at the heart of any radical economic and political change. By giving voice to these activists and advocates, the chapter aims at painting the picture of present UBI activism and advocacy in Australia: to delineate a roadmap, to locate synergies as well as irreducible differences. This chapter presents an account on how a UBI discourse is being articulated by ordinary citizens involved frontline, and how it might influence and affect the future feasibility of this policy.
SOURCE: Luccioni L. (2020) “UBI Activism and Advocacy in Australia: The Present.” In: Caputo R., Liu L. (eds) Political Activism and Basic Income Guarantee. Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
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