Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Beyond neoliberalism: resilience, the new art of governing complexity

David Chandler – Resilience, as a framework informing governance, relies on an ontology of emergent complexity. This article analyses how complexity operates not only as a critique of liberal modes of … Continue reading

Sunday, 1 July 2018 · Leave a comment

Data-Driven Regulation and Governance in Smart Cities

This paper discusses the concept of data-driven regulation and governance in the context of smart cities by describing how these urban centres harness these technologies to collect and process information … Continue reading

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 · Leave a comment

The Ethical City: A Rationale for an Urgent New Urban Agenda

The ethical city, in contrast to many other adjectives used to describe our cities, implies an approach to urban development that is about doing the right thing for and by … Continue reading

Saturday, 11 November 2017 · Leave a comment

A government perspective: Tech Trends 2017

Macro forces—such as digital, analytics, cloud, core modernization, and the changing role of IT—are at the heart of the technology trends that are fueling innovation and growth in both the … Continue reading

Thursday, 17 August 2017 · Leave a comment

A City Built on Information Technology and Wisdom

Smart cities carry a vision of an urban space that is meticulously planned, technologically integrated, ecologically friendly, and to attract more investments in technology and physical infrastructure. It is technology … Continue reading

Thursday, 2 February 2017 · Leave a comment

When is governance data “good enough”?

A growing number of governance data producers are investing significant time and resources to evaluate public sector performance in low- and middle-income countries. Yet, surprisingly little is known about how … Continue reading

Saturday, 24 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Migration Governance in Southeast Asia

Contrary to prevailing discourse, migration governance in Southeast Asia is rich and varied, offering a range of regional, bilateral and subnational regimes. Many commentators characterize Southeast Asia as lacking adequate … Continue reading

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Democracy versus dictatorship? The political determinants of growth episodes

In contrast to previous literature, which looks at the effect of democracy on long-run growth or short-run volatility of growth, we examine the effect of political institutions on medium-term growth … Continue reading

Friday, 9 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Innovation and the City

As urban growth has exploded over the past half century, cities have become the drivers of government innovation. From New York to Medellin to Copenhagen, mayors and city managers are … Continue reading

Sunday, 20 November 2016 · Leave a comment