The problem with existing systems of income support is not their conditionality but their presumption that only market participation is a legitimate contribution.
About Mary Murphy and Michael McGann
Mary Murphy is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Maynooth University (Dublin). She coedited The Irish Welfare state in the 21st Century: Challenges and Changes (Palgrave, 2016). She is a former member of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and a current member of the Irish Council of State. Michael McGann is a Marie Curie-Sklodowska fellow at Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute. He leads a study, 'Governing Activation in Ireland', funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.