Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The cost of being poor in a high-income country

Poverty within a developed country is typically considered within “relative” terms. This means that people experience poverty relative to those within their society. This acknowledges that a certain standard of … Continue reading

Sunday, 18 October 2020 · Leave a comment

Seeing COVID-19 through an urban lens

COVID-19 has changed the face of cities and recast urban life globally. In turn, cities have become the major theatres of the crisis for a once-in-a-century test to global resilience. … Continue reading

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 · Leave a comment

Intergenerational family social capital and inequalities in Guayaquil, Ecuador

This paper describes the role of intergenerational processes in increasing or reducing multidimensional inequality in Indio Guayas, a low-income peripheral settlement in Guayaquil, Ecuador. It also examines the importance of … Continue reading

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 · Leave a comment

Shrinking “Salariat” and Growing “Precariat”? Estimating Informal and Non-standard Employment in Malaysia

Using administrative data, the estimated share of informal employment (i.e. workers without social protection) is found to be four times the share of informal sector workers (i.e. workers working with … Continue reading

Sunday, 27 September 2020 · Leave a comment

Virtual Special Issues – Journal of Contemporary Asia

JCA’s 50th anniversary celebrations include a three-part virtual collection that comprises a selection of articles from the Journal over its history. These remain available until the end of 2020 and … Continue reading

Thursday, 24 September 2020 · Leave a comment

Urban Management of Informal Commercial Public Spaces

Urban Management is the act of taking sustainable action to reach a certain goal. The core objectives of urban management are seen as understanding dynamic urban processes and developing effective … Continue reading

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 · Leave a comment

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