Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Economists: An Anthropological View

Originally posted on Fixing the Economists:
‘Life Among The Econ‘ is a satirical paper written by the economist Axel Leijonhufvud and published in 1973. In the paper Leijonhufvud refers directly…

Thursday, 21 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Data-Driven Urban Citizenship

With networked infrastructures mixing with physical fabric of the cities, there is a gradually growing body of urban data. Often this data is not collected or not stored. Often it … Continue reading

Monday, 18 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Asia’s poor urban children left out of disaster prevention

The study reveals that street and slum children are the most vulnerable to environmental hazards, climate change and natural disasters – with girls at particular risk. But aid agencies often … Continue reading

Monday, 18 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Rapidly urbanising Nepal and youth unemployment present challenges to security provision

Rapidly urbanising Nepal and youth unemployment present challenges to security provision. Last month’s budget announcement for 2014-15 highlighted the problem of unemployment and youth drain from rural areas but made … Continue reading

Monday, 18 August 2014 · Leave a comment

How Chinese Urbanism Is Transforming African Cities

The factory of the world has a new export: urbanism. More and more Chinese-made buildings, infrastructure, and urban districts are sprouting up across Africa, and this development is changing the … Continue reading

Friday, 15 August 2014 · Leave a comment

The decline of Lao civil society

It is paradoxical that while most interpretations of civil society include autonomy from the state as a central characteristic, the groups most widely recognised as civil society are those legally … Continue reading

Monday, 11 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Do cities widen the gap between rich and poor?

Several explanations for increasing income inequality have been proposed, including skill-biased technological change brought about by computers and modern telecommunications, the expansion of global goods and labour markets, and changes … Continue reading

Monday, 11 August 2014 · 1 Comment

Reimagining Planning in the Urban Global South

Over the last 60 years, of course the world has changed, it is a much more complicated place and it is fast-moving, but there are some threads that run through … Continue reading

Monday, 11 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Technology and Citizen Engagement: Friend or Foe?

Originally posted on DemocracySpot:
Rio Grande do Sul Participatory Budgeting Voting System (2014) Within the open government debate, there is growing interest in the role of technology in citizen engagement.…

Thursday, 7 August 2014 · Leave a comment
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