Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Informality, Inequality, and Feminization of Labor

Using two novel datasets of the size of the informal economy and income inequality, this study provides evidence on the nexus of informality and inequality with particular attention to the … Continue reading

Sunday, 10 January 2021 · Leave a comment

Planning for a world beyond COVID-19: Five pillars for post-neoliberal development

Our five priorities are not meant to be exhaustive, but aim to stimulate debate on the key levers needed to place communities, nations and indeed the globe on a different … Continue reading

Saturday, 9 January 2021 · Leave a comment

De-Democratisation and the Rights of Street Vendors

For a large segment of the urban poor in Kampala, Uganda, street vending has long served as a key livelihood strategy in the absence of formal employment opportunities and a … Continue reading

Saturday, 9 January 2021 · Leave a comment

COVID-19: Capitalist and postcapitalist perspectives

This opinion piece discusses key weaknesses of advanced capitalism exposed in the origin and economic repercussions of Covid-19 and, conversely, aspects of grassroots organising and speculation pointing in a postcapitalist … Continue reading

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 · Leave a comment

Nexus between Urban Food System and Other Urban Systems

The food system of cities has an impact on the health and wellbeing of residents. This study is a review of data and integration of findings from two projects done … Continue reading

Friday, 23 October 2020 · Leave a comment

Intergenerational family social capital and inequalities in Guayaquil, Ecuador

This paper describes the role of intergenerational processes in increasing or reducing multidimensional inequality in Indio Guayas, a low-income peripheral settlement in Guayaquil, Ecuador. It also examines the importance of … Continue reading

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 · Leave a comment

Shrinking “Salariat” and Growing “Precariat”? Estimating Informal and Non-standard Employment in Malaysia

Using administrative data, the estimated share of informal employment (i.e. workers without social protection) is found to be four times the share of informal sector workers (i.e. workers working with … Continue reading

Sunday, 27 September 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

Urban Management of Informal Commercial Public Spaces

Urban Management is the act of taking sustainable action to reach a certain goal. The core objectives of urban management are seen as understanding dynamic urban processes and developing effective … Continue reading

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 · Leave a comment