Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

We Should Be Talking About the Effect of Climate Change on Cities

Originally posted on Longreads:
Ashley Dawson | Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change | Verso | October 2017 | 17 minutes (4,461 words)  This story is recommended by Longreads contributing…

Saturday, 21 October 2017 · Leave a comment

The Eternal Return of Benign Colonialism

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
One of a pair of posts we will be featuring at The Disorder?this weekend on the Third World Quarterly affair. This first contribution…

Sunday, 8 October 2017 · Leave a comment

Aiming at the Wrong Targets: The Domestic Consequences of International Efforts to Build Institutions

Buntaine et al – We explain why international development organizations have had so little success building and reforming public sector institutions in developing countries. They often fail despite their apparently … Continue reading

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 · Leave a comment

New directions for development finance: perspectives from developing countries

Special issue of Development Policy Review – The nature of development co-operation has changed rapidly in recent years. Developing countries have access to a more diverse range of financing sources, including … Continue reading

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 · Leave a comment

Patrick Bond: Climate justice movements need to hit Trump where it hurts most

Originally posted on ENTITLE blog – a collaborative writing project on Political Ecology:
By Ethemcan Turhan and Cem İskender Aydın * Political economist and climate justice expert Patrick Bond comments…

Friday, 7 July 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

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

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

Cities, Prosperity and Influence

This paper examines how cities can shape their own destinies and help address urban, national and international challenges. It explores the increasingly important balance between nations – which must give … Continue reading

Monday, 22 May 2017 · Leave a comment
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