Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Tickling urban formality in Sweden — {FAVEL issues}

Sweden is a formal place and accordingly its cities are planned thoroughly by experts. It now and then this top-down planning is tickled. Here are two of my favourite anecdotes … Continue reading

Sunday, 1 November 2020 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

Blog Series: Pressure in the City — Developing Economics

The Covid-19 pandemic and the restructuring of the global economy it has triggered have exacerbated the need to study a topic that has flown under the radar of social scientists … Continue reading

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 · Leave a comment

The Political Economy Approach to Food Systems Reform

The political economy approach to food systems steers away both from approaches that focus on biogeochemical flows and the embeddedness of food systems in the biosphere, and from classical economists’ … Continue reading

Tuesday, 18 August 2020 · Leave a comment

The Politics of Uncertainty: Challenges of Transformation

The book argues that uncertainties must be understood as complex constructions of knowledge, materiality, experience, embodiment and practice. Examining in particular how uncertainties are experienced in contexts of marginalisation and … Continue reading

Thursday, 16 July 2020 · Leave a comment

RWER special issue: The Inequality Crisis — Real-World Economics Review Blog

sanity, humanity and science probably the world’s most read economics journal real-world economics review Please click here to support this journal and the WEA back issues Subscribers: 26,271 subscribe RWER … Continue reading

Thursday, 2 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Resetting the economy – for social need not profit

Originally posted on Michael Roberts Blog:
In a recent World Economic Forum (WEF) virtual meeting, the ageing heir to the British monarchy, Prince Charles spoke with IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva. Charles’s speech…

Friday, 12 June 2020 · Leave a comment