Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Unhealthy Development

The ideological agenda to commercialise the NHS completely ignores decades of evidence and the expertise of the healthcare profession, driven instead by the interests of private healthcare companies, lobbyists and … Continue reading

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Cities, Violence and Order

How will security in cities be understood in the future? For whom will it be provided? What are the ways by which urban security provision will be governed? And, what … Continue reading

Monday, 26 September 2016 · Leave a comment

The price of connection: ‘surveillance capitalism’

The problem is not so much someone reading my emails, but the collection of metadata. In any case, if the mere existence of such power contradicts liberty, why were we … Continue reading

Friday, 23 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Rethink, Retool, Reboot: Technology as if people and planet mattered

Rethink, Retool, Reboot presents the evidence and analysis that informs Practical Action’s organisational mission to create a world with Technology Justice: where technology and innovation is used to end poverty … Continue reading

Saturday, 17 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Defining Smart City Governance

Slides from keynote address by Igor Calzada at the Smart City InFocus held in China in September 2016. The presentation revolved around governance of smart cities by pointing out a critical … Continue reading

Friday, 16 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Participatory Budgeting: Next Generation Democracy

[White paper] – In a time of rising civic disengagement, many city leaders are using an innovative tool to reconnect with the people they serve: Participatory budgeting, known as “PB.” PB … Continue reading

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Labour Migration in the ASEAN Region

Attention should be given to the review of policies, the practices of the migration industry and intermediaries, and the accountability of employers. The guiding principles of approaching migration issues should … Continue reading

Monday, 12 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Upsetting the Theory: Rights for Housing and Queers

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
The second post on our forum on Joe Hoover’s Reconstructing Human Rights, from DoT’s Anthony Langlois. You can read Joe’s opening post here and Karen Zivi’s…

Monday, 12 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Reconstructing Human Rights

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
The first in a forum on Joe’s recently released Reconstructing Human Rights: A Pragmatist and Pluralist Inquiry in Global Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2016). A…

Sunday, 11 September 2016 · Leave a comment
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