Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Informality and inclusive green growth

This document captures some of the evidence and insights presented and summarises the key discussion points made on 25th February 2016, in London, when IIED and partners hosted a conference to … Continue reading

Monday, 22 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Fantasies of “Socialism with an iPad”?

Review of the book “Inventing the Future, (Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, Verso 2015)” – It is necessary to stress once again that [this] book is aimed at the left. They … Continue reading

Sunday, 21 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Gasoline, Guns, and Giveaways: Is There New Capacity for Redistribution to End Three Quarters of Global Poverty?

This paper argues that approximately three-quarters of global poverty, at least at the lower poverty lines, could now be eliminated—in principle—via redistribution of nationally available resources in terms of cash … Continue reading

Thursday, 18 August 2016 · Leave a comment

For a political economy of space and place

Under capitalism, how does the state organise space in our everyday lives through the streets we walk, the monuments we visit, and the places where we meet? The lecture contributes … Continue reading

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Integrating Informal Institutions in Local Governance: Does it Matter?

In this paper we add to the literature on ‘informally institutionalised’ relationships between states and citizens by examining the case of a particular type of informal institution – Mjesna Zajednica … Continue reading

Friday, 12 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Climate change and urban health vulnerability

This study examines the climate change and urban health vulnerability of suburban Pralab, Khon Kaen City, in the northeast of Thailand. Empirical data is drawn from a field study using … Continue reading

Sunday, 7 August 2016 · Leave a comment

ASEAN in transformation: How technology is changing jobs and enterprises

New and advanced developments in technology are transpiring at an increasingly rapid rate. This report explores the technological impacts felt by employers and workers of the ten countries that form … Continue reading

Friday, 5 August 2016 · Leave a comment

The Neo-colonization of Central America

The colonization of Latin America never ended, it merely changed forms. Today this conquest continues, with transnational companies driving neo-colonization grounded in the continued exploitation of natural resources. This is … Continue reading

Saturday, 30 July 2016 · Leave a comment

Urban Age “Shaping Cities” Conference Videos

On July 14-15, the Urban Age “Shaping Cities” conference brought over 40 speakers from 25 cities to Venice. During the conference, mayors, planners, architects, academics and commentators grappled with one … Continue reading

Thursday, 28 July 2016 · Leave a comment
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