Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

What’s in a Word? The Conceptual Politics of ‘Informal’ Street Trade in Dar es Salaam

Focussing on policies towards urban street trade in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in this paper I illustrate how despite the widely acknowledged limits to its analytical usefulness, the contested and … Continue reading

Sunday, 7 July 2019 · Leave a comment

Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary

“Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary” is a stimulating collection of over 100 essays on transformative alternatives to the currently dominant processes of globalized development, including its structural roots in modernity, capitalism, … Continue reading

Saturday, 29 June 2019 · Leave a comment

The State and the Origins of Informal Economic Activity

Understanding the root causes of informal economic activity is crucial for the effective governance of the informal sphere. Precisely what these root causes are, however, is subject to significant debate. … Continue reading

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 · Leave a comment

Borderslums — {FAVEL issues}

The U.S.-Mexican border es una herida abierta where the Third World grates the first and bleeds. ––Gloria Anzaldúa According to Gloria Anzaldúa, borders define the safe from the unsafe and … Continue reading

Monday, 17 June 2019 · Leave a comment

What older people need in Singapore: A household budgets study

In this study, we conducted focus group discussions to ascertain how ordinary Singaporeans think about what constitutes basic needs in Singapore today, and to determine the household budgets necessary to … Continue reading

Sunday, 16 June 2019 · Leave a comment

The City of Justice

Defining the city requires a spanning of matter and meaning, corporeality and abstraction, tangibility and inaccessibility, humanity and nonhumanity. The most prominent difficulty in defining the city is that, while … Continue reading

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 · Leave a comment

Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South

The fact that women have achieved higher levels of political inclusion within low- and middle-income countries has generated much speculation about whether this is reaping broader benefits in tackling gender-based … Continue reading

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 · Leave a comment

Climate Justice and the Right to the City

The two great challenges facing cities worldwide in the decades to come are inequality and climate change. Yet the two challenges, and the two sets of political infrastructures that prioritize … Continue reading

Sunday, 2 June 2019 · Leave a comment

Inequalities in the twenty-first century

We need to step back and ask: how are different kinds of inequality related and which matter most? What are the underlying forces that come together to create them? And … Continue reading

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 · Leave a comment