Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Mapping Informal Waste Sector in Da Nang

The informal waste sector dominates the tradeable waste collection system in Viet Nam. While this ecosystem is not well understood, it is accepted to be one of the most crucial … Continue reading

Sunday, 13 September 2020 · Leave a comment

Welfare 5.0: Why we need a social revolution and how to make it happen

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the conversation about the need to re-think capitalism and its supporting economic structures. Much less attention has been paid to the urgent need to re-invent … Continue reading

Wednesday, 9 September 2020 · Leave a comment

Political Geographies of Right Wing Populism

International Journal of Urban and Regional Research – Spotlight on Until recently, populist authoritarian movements have tended to conform to a familiar geographic split, in which their strongest supporters were … Continue reading

Wednesday, 26 August 2020 · Leave a comment

Blog Series: Pressure in the City — Developing Economics

The Covid-19 pandemic and the restructuring of the global economy it has triggered have exacerbated the need to study a topic that has flown under the radar of social scientists … Continue reading

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 · Leave a comment

The Political Economy Approach to Food Systems Reform

The political economy approach to food systems steers away both from approaches that focus on biogeochemical flows and the embeddedness of food systems in the biosphere, and from classical economists’ … Continue reading

Tuesday, 18 August 2020 · Leave a comment

Urbanisation, informality, and corruption

How should anti-corruption policies be designed when the ways people live and make a living in rapidly growing cities are often marked by high levels of informality? What do we … Continue reading

Friday, 7 August 2020 · Leave a comment

Urbanization in the Developing World: Too Early or Too Slow?

We describe patterns of urbanization in the developing world and the extent to which they differ from the developed world. We consider the extent to which urbanization in the developing … Continue reading

Wednesday, 5 August 2020 · Leave a comment

Inclusive economic growth in Kenya: the spatial dynamics of poverty

Kenya poses a conundrum. Its top-line economic growth has been impressive and it has been one of the fastest-growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa over the past decade. However, poverty has … Continue reading

Tuesday, 4 August 2020 · Leave a comment

Agency and advocacy in the food systems of the majority

Interventions to improve the sustainability and nutrition of food can be misdirected when based on assumptions about people’s priorities and level of knowledge. When citizens have the capacity to act … Continue reading

Friday, 31 July 2020 · Leave a comment