Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Gender and the future of work in Thailand

Women in Asia experience massive structural disadvantages, from early childhood education through their retirement from work. It is mainly women who are exploited as cheap labor in Asia’s export industries … Continue reading

Sunday, 17 November 2019 · Leave a comment

The Age of Perplexity – Rethinking the World We Knew

The technological revolution and globalization have opened up what this book refers to as “The Age of Perplexity”. Perplexity in the face of changes that affect not only our lives, … Continue reading

Tuesday, 5 November 2019 · Leave a comment

GLOBAL POLITICS FROM THE LOCAL TRENCH: A CARTOGRAPHY OF THE RISE OF THE NEW URBAN POWER. — Pablo Sanchez Chillon

[“If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk together” / The new Mayor’s motto] Un artículo de Pablo Sánchez Chillón, Abogado, Conferencista Internacional, … Continue reading

Saturday, 26 October 2019 · Leave a comment

Addressing Informality in Cities

Informality is a key contributor to successful emerging economies while on the other hand it drives socio-spatial inequality. Understanding and addressing the dynamics of informality is therefore strategic. This policy … Continue reading

Friday, 25 October 2019 · Leave a comment

Data Gathering and Justice in the Urban Informal Sector

This case considers the challenges faced by civil society organisations (CSOs) in gathering and applying data in urban informal contexts. Given that one billion people are estimated to live in … Continue reading

Monday, 21 October 2019 · Leave a comment

The Commodification of Public Spaces

This study focuses on the mechanisms and institutions for the governance of public spaces on Khao San Road, Bangkok, Thailand. Khao San offers immense opportunity for vendors, as it is … Continue reading

Saturday, 19 October 2019 · Leave a comment

Austerity, The New Normal: A Renewed Washington Consensus 2010-24

The report, published by IPD, ITUC, PSI, EURODAD and the Breton Woods Project: (i) examines historical and projected government expenditure trends for 189 countries; (ii) reviews the latest IMF country … Continue reading

Thursday, 17 October 2019 · Leave a comment

How the urban poor define and measure food security

Urban food security, or its lack, is attracting growing interest in global policy debates. Glaringly missing in these conversations, however, are the voices of the urban poor. To fill this … Continue reading

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 · Leave a comment

The street market as animated space

“This ethnography of Chapel Market in Islington uncovers an animated space replete with its own actors, history, currents of activity, and interrelations with authorities and with government. There is a … Continue reading

Saturday, 5 October 2019 · Leave a comment