Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Inequality, Power and Participation – Revisiting the Links

Drawing on the contributions from the World Social Science Report 2016, Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World, this article examines the relationship between economic inequality and political participation. In … Continue reading

Monday, 12 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Inequality of Wealth. Inequality of Health

The biological effects of inequality are not limited to increasing mortality. There is also an effect on the average population height. Two hundred years ago the Americans were the tallest … Continue reading

Saturday, 10 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Development by numbers – a primer

Morten Jerven – How good are the numbers? The availability and quality of key development data is alarmingly low, much worse than usually assumed in exercises based on those data. … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Outsourcing development

Outsourcing development: Lifting the veil on the World Bank Group’s lending through financial intermediaries – The investigation tackled only a small portion of the IFC’s extensive financial-sector portfolio. Yet the results … Continue reading

Monday, 10 October 2016 · Leave a comment

Understanding Social Exclusion in Indonesia

This study analyses the reports that resulted from 68 Theory of Change workshops held with NGO and CSO partners as part of the Peduli program. This program addresses the social … Continue reading

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 · Leave a comment

Union decline lowers wages of nonunion workers

In the debates over the causes of wage stagnation, the decline in union power has not received nearly as much attention as globalization, technological change, and the slowdown in Americans’ … Continue reading

Thursday, 1 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Financial inclusion in Southeast and Central Asia

As in the 2015 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) Report, none of the FDIP countries in Asia placed among the top five countries in the scorecard component of … Continue reading

Wednesday, 31 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

Precarious Work and the Organisation of Workers

The issue of precarious work and of the organisation of precarious workers is becoming one of the core themes of research not just within the sociology of work and labour … Continue reading

Friday, 3 June 2016 · Leave a comment
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