Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

The Politics of Uncertainty: Challenges of Transformation

The book argues that uncertainties must be understood as complex constructions of knowledge, materiality, experience, embodiment and practice. Examining in particular how uncertainties are experienced in contexts of marginalisation and … Continue reading

Thursday, 16 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

The Informal Economy Revisited

This 34-chapter open-access book brings together leading scholars to investigate recent conceptual shifts, research findings and policy debates on the informal economy. Well over half of the global workforce and … Continue reading

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Popular Urbanization: Conceptualizing Urbanization Processes Beyond Informality

This article introduces the concept of popular urbanization to describe a specific urbanization process based on collective initiatives, self‐organization and the activities of inhabitants. We understand popular urbanization as an urban strategy … Continue reading

Thursday, 9 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Latin America’s Green New Deal

Leave aside the phrasing, and the substance of the [Green New Deal] has everything to do with contemporary political economic struggles all over the world, including in Latin America. What … Continue reading

Saturday, 4 July 2020 · Leave a comment

RWER special issue: The Inequality Crisis — Real-World Economics Review Blog

sanity, humanity and science probably the world’s most read economics journal real-world economics review Please click here to support this journal and the WEA back issues Subscribers: 26,271 subscribe RWER … Continue reading

Thursday, 2 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Beyond formal and informal: Understanding urban informalities from Freetown

Drawing from the findings of a research project, this paper provides insights on what the activities and spaces referred to in policy as “informal” are and what this classification does. … Continue reading

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 · Leave a comment