Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Violence and the city in ‘fragile states’

Thomas Goodfellow et al – Actively increasing urban citizens’ capacity to make collective demands in ways that are non-violent – rather than denying them political agency by hoping either that … Continue reading

Monday, 18 November 2013 · Leave a comment

Local state constructions of urban citizenship

Liela Groenewald – This study explores local state constructions of citizenship for the residents of informal settlements in urban South Africa during the first decade of local democracy, with a … Continue reading

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 · 1 Comment

Education, equality and inclusive citizenship in Pakistan

Amna Ansari – Pakistan is currently home to three parallel yet starkly unequal systems of education – the dominantly privately owned English medium, the state run vernacular Urdu medium and … Continue reading

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 · Leave a comment

Citizen as Designer

Brodie Boland – By shifting the responsibility of the citizen from deciding to designing, we can redirect resources away from conflict and toward creating better ideas…We have an opportunity to redefine … Continue reading

Sunday, 21 October 2012 · Leave a comment