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Simon Birnbaum

Research interests

Normative political theory. The future of the universal welfare state, egalitarianism, social justice, basic income, environmental justice, legitimacy and compliance, intergenerational justice

Doctoral thesis:
Just Distribution - Rawlsian Liberalism and the Politics of Basic Income (2008). 


Most recent monograph: Basic Income Reconsidered - Social Justice, Liberalism, and the Demands of Equality, Palgrave MacMillan 2012.

Omslaget på S Birnbaums bok publicerad 2012


  • 2006-2007: Visiting graduate student, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford 15 September 2006 – 15 March 2007 (with scholarship from STINT, The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education). 
  • 2001: Degree of Master of Political Science, Stockholm University
  • 1996-2001: Studies at Stockholm University in Political Science, History of Ideas, Economics, Economic History

Postdoctoral fellowships, referee responsibilities and other duties