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Lloyd Watkins

Research student, School of Modern Languages

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Lloyd is a Political Theorist interested in the study of contemporary capitalism and universal basic income which is becoming evermore prevelant with rising automation, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things. 

Lloyd completed an MSc [Econ] in Political Theory at Cardiff University with a thesis on 'An Analsyis of David Harvey's Crisis of Contempory Capitalism'. This analysis of capitalism and the research methodological skills gained from this study led him to develop a political theory framework on universal basic income and its potential in the UK. 

Research interests

Lloyd is currently writing a thesis examining the potential for a Universal Basic Income in the UK. This research involves the analysis of contemporary capitalism from a Marxist perspective. The research endorses the political theory that rising automation, artifical intelligence amid the fourth industrial revolution has the potential to lead to a Universal Basic Income in the UK. The research looks to analyse, explore and understand the potenital policy outcomes for a basic income in the UK.

Research interests include:

  • Contemporary Capitalism 
  • Marxist Economics
  • Universal Basic Income
  • Automation and A.I
  • Social Policy

Thesis

Applying a Universal Basic Income in the United Kingdom

Thesis Summary


My thesis is based on the crisis of contemporary capitalism which I analyse from a Marxist perspective. Through this analysis I am developing a political theory supposing that rising automation, artificial intelligence (A.I) and the internet of things (IoT) leads to the development of a universal basic income in the UK.

Heiko Feldner

Heiko Feldner

Reader in German Studies and Critical Theory

Fabio Vighi

Professor Fabio Vighi

Professor of Italian and Critical Theory