Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Debt and human rights

The purpose of the present report is to assist in understanding–and also to unravel, denounce and offer recommendations to tackle–human rights violations in the context of private debt, focusing specifically … Continue reading

Thursday, 6 February 2020 · Leave a comment

Protecting the entrepreneurial poor: A human rights approach

[Article behind paywall] Half of the working poor in developing countries are informal entrepreneurs – they make a living by engaging in commercial activities in the shadow economy. A series … Continue reading

Wednesday, 8 January 2020 · Leave a comment

Gender and the future of work in Thailand

Women in Asia experience massive structural disadvantages, from early childhood education through their retirement from work. It is mainly women who are exploited as cheap labor in Asia’s export industries … Continue reading

Sunday, 17 November 2019 · Leave a comment

GLOBAL POLITICS FROM THE LOCAL TRENCH: A CARTOGRAPHY OF THE RISE OF THE NEW URBAN POWER. — Pablo Sanchez Chillon

[“If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk together” / The new Mayor’s motto] Un artículo de Pablo Sánchez Chillón, Abogado, Conferencista Internacional, … Continue reading

Saturday, 26 October 2019 · Leave a comment

Austerity, The New Normal: A Renewed Washington Consensus 2010-24

The report, published by IPD, ITUC, PSI, EURODAD and the Breton Woods Project: (i) examines historical and projected government expenditure trends for 189 countries; (ii) reviews the latest IMF country … Continue reading

Thursday, 17 October 2019 · Leave a comment

The corruption–growth relationship

Corruption is widely believed to negatively affect economic growth. However, many East and Southeast Asia countries either achieved or currently are achieving impressively rapid economic growth despite widespread corruption — … Continue reading

Monday, 30 September 2019 · Leave a comment

Inequality, good governance, and endemic corruption

Can a society suffering contests between rich and poor achieve good governance in the face of endemic corruption? We examine a stylized poor state with weak institutions in which a … Continue reading

Sunday, 21 July 2019 · Leave a comment

What’s in a Word? The Conceptual Politics of ‘Informal’ Street Trade in Dar es Salaam

Focussing on policies towards urban street trade in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in this paper I illustrate how despite the widely acknowledged limits to its analytical usefulness, the contested and … Continue reading

Sunday, 7 July 2019 · Leave a comment

Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary

“Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary” is a stimulating collection of over 100 essays on transformative alternatives to the currently dominant processes of globalized development, including its structural roots in modernity, capitalism, … Continue reading

Saturday, 29 June 2019 · Leave a comment