Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

Mapping Informal Waste Sector in Da Nang

The informal waste sector dominates the tradeable waste collection system in Viet Nam. While this ecosystem is not well understood, it is accepted to be one of the most crucial … Continue reading

Sunday, 13 September 2020 · Leave a comment

Welfare 5.0: Why we need a social revolution and how to make it happen

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the conversation about the need to re-think capitalism and its supporting economic structures. Much less attention has been paid to the urgent need to re-invent … Continue reading

Wednesday, 9 September 2020 · Leave a comment

Inclusive economic growth in Kenya: the spatial dynamics of poverty

Kenya poses a conundrum. Its top-line economic growth has been impressive and it has been one of the fastest-growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa over the past decade. However, poverty has … Continue reading

Tuesday, 4 August 2020 · Leave a comment

Agency and advocacy in the food systems of the majority

Interventions to improve the sustainability and nutrition of food can be misdirected when based on assumptions about people’s priorities and level of knowledge. When citizens have the capacity to act … Continue reading

Friday, 31 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Why Do People Stay Poor?

There are two views as to why people stay poor. The equal opportunity view emphasizes that differences in individual traits like talent or motivation make the poor choose low productivity … Continue reading

Saturday, 25 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Mapping repertoires of collective action facing the COVID-19 pandemic in informal settlements in Latin American cities

How are civil society organizations responding to COVID-19’s impacts on informal settlements? In Latin America, civil society organizations have developed a repertoire of collective action, seeking to provide immediate and … Continue reading

Thursday, 23 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19

This book confronts the vulnerabilities that have been revealed by the pandemic and its consequences. It examines vulnerabilities for people who have been harmed or will be harmed by the … Continue reading

Thursday, 16 July 2020 · Leave a comment