External activity


Between 2010-2013 Louise Haagh acted as expert for the Council of Europe in a project financed by the European Commission to advance human rights in Europe after the economic crisis. Louise Haagh gave a plenary address at the Council of Europe’s presentation of the report at the CoE headquarter in Brussels. The result of this work was published in the following report:

Council of Europe, Living in Dignity in the Twenty-First Century, co-authored with four other contracted experts (Ugo Mattei, Emilio Santoro, Diane Roman, Laurent Bonelli).
In the year 2010-11 Louise Haagh was selected to act as a member of the task force set up to investigate the problem of Democracy, Economic Security and Social Justice in a Volatile World under the auspices of the American Political Science Association headed by President-elect Prof. Carole Pateman: Michael Goodhart, University of Pittsburgh, Task Force Chair; Carole Pateman, University of California, Los Angeles, Ex Officio, 2010-11 APSA President;Archon Fung, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Varun Gauri, World Bank; Siri Gloppen, University of Bergen (Norway); Louise Haagh, University of York (UK); Patrick Heller, Brown University; Enrique Peruzzotti, University Torcuato Di Tella (Argentina); Anja Rudiger, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (New York); Hans Peter Schmitz, Maxwell School, Syracuse University;Guy Standing, University of Bath (UK); Brian Wampler, Boise State University; Susanna D. Wing, Haverford College.

“Democratic Imperatives: Innovations in Rights, Participation, and Economic Citizenship”, American Political Science Association Task Force Report, Washington D.C., pp.88, released June 4th 2012.
Louise Haagh is a Trustee of the Citizens’ income Trust of the UK.

Louise Haagh is an elected executive committee member of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN – http://www.basicincome.org/bien/) and editor of the academic journal Basic Income Studies (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/bis).

Invited talks and conferences

Louise Haagh on Basic Income and Public Finance, keynote speech at the international conference on ‘Basic Income at a Time of Economic Upheaval: A Path to Justice and Stability?’, University of McGill, Canada, April 15-16 2010. (audio podcast)