Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

What Do Platforms Do? Understanding the Gig Economy

The rapid growth of the platform economy has provoked scholarly discussion of its consequences for the nature of work and employment. We identify four major themes in the literature on … Continue reading

Saturday, 2 May 2020 · Leave a comment

Inequality as Entitlements over Labor

The modern study of economic inequality is based on the distribution of entitlements over goods and services. But social commentators at least since Rousseau have been concerned with a different … Continue reading

Friday, 1 May 2020 · Leave a comment

Not Just Participation: The Rise of the Eco‐Precariat in the Green Economy

Despite recent attention to “frontier” green economies and the governance of emerging ecosystem services, the specific division of labour in these economies has been little studied. As many such initiatives … Continue reading

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 · Leave a comment


[VINDICATIO URBIS] Por Pablo Sánchez Chillón. [Todos los cambios, aun los más ansiados, llevan consigo cierta melancolía]. Anatole France. An article by Pablo Sánchez Chillón, Lawyer, International Speaker, Strategy and … Continue reading

Monday, 20 April 2020 · Leave a comment

Why protecting informal economy workers is so critical in time of COVID-19 — Development Matters

By Anders Gerdin, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and Alexandre Kolev, Head of the Social Cohesion Unit, OECD Development Centre This blog is part of a series on tackling … Continue reading

Saturday, 18 April 2020 · Leave a comment

Covid-19: New policies for a new crisis

Originally posted on RIGHTS in context DERECHOS en contexto:
This article was published first in Open Global Rights Life is changing quickly, and it is incumbent upon us to find…

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 · Leave a comment

Are We at War? The Rhetoric of War in the Coronavirus Pandemic — The Disorder Of Things

The seventh contribution to our growing collection of writings on Covid-19 and this moment of crisis. Federica Caso is currently a teaching assistant at the University of Queensland, where she … Continue reading

Saturday, 11 April 2020 · Leave a comment

Urban Claims and the Right to the City

Urban Claims and the Right to the City explores how contested processes of urban development, and the rights of city dwellers, are understood and interpreted from the perspective of women and … Continue reading

Saturday, 21 March 2020 · Leave a comment

Smart City Governance in Developing Countries

[Open access] Smart cities that make broad use of digital technologies have been touted as possible solutions for the population pressures faced by many cities in developing countries and may … Continue reading

Saturday, 7 March 2020 · Leave a comment