Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Do we need a new economics for sustainable development?

Neoclassical theory at the micro and macro levels has influenced thinking patterns in a period when development has become unsustainable in many ways. Climate change is one example, loss of … Continue reading

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 · Leave a comment

UN abandons democracy in Asia

The UN’s development agencies frequently operate in a political minefield. Stuck between the zealously guarded sovereignty of member states and the need to spur structural transformations, these agencies tread carefully. … Continue reading

Friday, 23 June 2017 · Leave a comment

Disrupting regional and urban mobility

A series by Gordon Feller (Co-Founder of Meeting of the Minds) exploring new technological innovations that are disrupting regional and urban mobility. Reshaping Mobility: The Factors and Innovations at Play … Continue reading

Friday, 23 June 2017 · Leave a comment

When buildings burn, from London to Dhaka

Originally posted on Culture and Capitalism:
by Rebecca Prentice There is for me a sad familiarity in the story of the Grenfell Tower fire. I have spent recent years researching…

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 · Leave a comment

The Production of Space and Governmentality in the Urban Poor’s Claim over Land and Housing

This article explores the politicized process of claiming urban land for housing the urban poor in the metropolitan city of Bengaluru. It is premised on the recognition that space and … Continue reading

Saturday, 17 June 2017 · Leave a comment

Is global inequality getting better or worse? A critique of the World Bank’s convergence narrative

The dominant narrative of global income inequality is one of convergence. Recent high-profile publications by Branko Milanovic and the World Bank claim that the global Gini coefficient has declined since … Continue reading

Friday, 16 June 2017 · Leave a comment

Property Is Only Another Name for Monopoly

The existing system of private property interferes with allocative efficiency by giving owners the power to hold out for excessive prices. We propose a remedy in the form of a … Continue reading

Sunday, 11 June 2017 · Leave a comment

Resilient slums

A series of blogs by Deepika Andavarapu discussing different dimensions of resilience through the story of Pedda Jalaripeta (PJ), a slum in the City of Visakhapatnam, India, which retained its socio-cultural identity over … Continue reading

Sunday, 4 June 2017 · Leave a comment

Environmental Injustice across Transnational Borders

Alexa Dietrich co-launches the “Just Environments” series by reflecting on the environmental challenges faced by transnational communities—in this case, families that live on opposite sides of the US-Mexico border, whose … Continue reading

Sunday, 4 June 2017 · Leave a comment
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