Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

Subversive formalization

[Article behind paywall] State entities in Brazil have rolled out numerous programs to “integrate” precarious settlements into the so-called formal city of Rio de Janeiro. Two of the most visceral … Continue reading

Sunday, 23 February 2020 · Leave a comment

Informality, culture and governance in the global South

This paper provides an epistemological critique of informality by focusing on cultural governance in two cities of the global South, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Dakar, Senegal. Aiming to enrich … Continue reading

Thursday, 23 January 2020 · Leave a comment

Reproduction of Inequalities in the Implementation of Social Policies

The main goal is to identify and take inventory of the different mechanisms through which the day-to-day operations of government and the encounters between service workers and users may engender … Continue reading

Saturday, 16 February 2019 · 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