Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Perspectives on Global Development 2019 Rethinking Development Strategies

In 2008, the weight of developing and emerging economies in the global economy tipped over the 50% mark for the first time. Since then, Perspectives on Global Development has been … Continue reading

Saturday, 29 December 2018 · Leave a comment

City-to-City Cooperation and the Promise of a Democratic “Right to the City”

This paper draws on the example of partnerships between Brazilian and Mozambican cities to critique attempts to democratise urban governance and development through city-to-city cooperation. As an expression of the … Continue reading

Monday, 17 December 2018 · Leave a comment

Advantage or paradox: The challenge for children and young people of growing up urban

The report, Advantage or Paradox: The Challenge for children and young people growing up urban reveals that not all children in cities benefit from the so-called ‘urban advantage’ – the … Continue reading

Sunday, 2 December 2018 · Leave a comment

Looking at the ‘sharing’ economies concept through the prism of informality

How do the ‘sharing economies’ relate to the long history of informal economic practices as understood in the social sciences? This article examines conceptions of the sharing economy in terms … Continue reading

Thursday, 29 November 2018 · Leave a comment

Cities and the political imagination

How can we recognize the political in the city? How might urban scholars engage with forms of urban politics outside of established sites of research such as those associated with … Continue reading

Sunday, 18 November 2018 · Leave a comment

In Search of a Decolonial Urban Transformation

“We ask whether the WBGU report Humanity on the Move, as a major catalyst for urban sustainability science and agency, reproduces ways of thinking that could ultimately contradict the idea of … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 · Leave a comment

How does resilience change over time?

Knowing how climate hazards affect people’s resilience over time is crucial in designing more effective development and humanitarian interventions. This is particularly important in post-disaster contexts, where people’s livelihood opportunities … Continue reading

Monday, 29 October 2018 · Leave a comment

Cloud Communities: The Dawn of Global Citizenship?

New digital technologies are rapidly changing the global economy and have connected billions of people in deterritoralised social network. Will they also create new opportunities for global citizenship and alternatives … Continue reading

Thursday, 25 October 2018 · Leave a comment

Poverty reduction 1990-2013: Did MDGs adoption and state capacity matter?

While poverty reduction remains central in the Post-2015 Agenda, its determinants remain debated in the literature, especially the role of structural conditions related to governance. This paper provides an assessment … Continue reading

Sunday, 14 October 2018 · Leave a comment