Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The Art of Inequality: Architecture, Housing, and Real Estate

Typically, inequality is defined by a combination of economic measures referring to income and wealth. Entire populations, in the language of statistics, are measured and managed according to their place … Continue reading

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Leaving no one behind: the impact of pro-poor growth

Across the world the gap between the rich and the poor is widening, and the current focus on relative inequality fails to address the issue. Over the past 30 years, … Continue reading

Saturday, 24 October 2015 · Leave a comment

The Just City Essays

The persistence of injustice in the world’s cities—dramatic inequality, unequal environmental burdens and risks, and uneven access to opportunity—demands a continued and reinvigorated search for ideas and solutions. The outreach … Continue reading

Monday, 19 October 2015 · Leave a comment

Can human rights bring social justice?

This collection of twelve essays explores the differences and similarities between social justice and human rights, providing divergent perspectives on whether and how human rights NGOs should pursue social justice. … Continue reading

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 · Leave a comment

Economics vs. the Economy

Economic theories, though social constructions, can reflect reality to varying degrees. In the face of dire environmental challenges, adopting a realistic theory is key to the survival of global civilization. … Continue reading

Thursday, 18 June 2015 · Leave a comment

Do Human Rights Increase Inequality?

The tragedy of human rights is that they have occupied the global imagination but have so far contributed little of note, merely nipping at the heels of the neoliberal giant … Continue reading

Saturday, 13 June 2015 · Leave a comment

Inequality’s Dead End—And the Possibility of a New, Long-Term Direction

The crisis of inequality, in short, represents a tragic and painful failure of the old system and the old politics. It is also already proving to be a major stimulus … Continue reading

Saturday, 16 May 2015 · Leave a comment

Data Revolution Report: A World that Counts

The report highlights two big global challenges for the current state of data: (1) The challenge of invisibility (gaps in what we know from data, and when we find out); … Continue reading

Friday, 7 November 2014 · 1 Comment

The decline of Lao civil society

It is paradoxical that while most interpretations of civil society include autonomy from the state as a central characteristic, the groups most widely recognised as civil society are those legally … Continue reading

Monday, 11 August 2014 · Leave a comment