Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Informality and pension reforms in Bolivia

How social protection programmes affect work choices is a question that has been at the centre of labour economics research for decades. More recently, a scant literature has focused on … Continue reading

Monday, 28 June 2021 · Leave a comment

“They Sold Us Illusions”: Informality, Redevelopment, and the Politics of Limpieza in the Dominican Republic

In the capital city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, climate change and environmental concerns are used to justify massive redevelopment projects in informal settlements located along the rivers Ozama and … Continue reading

Thursday, 10 June 2021 · Leave a comment

Informal Work and Sustainable Cities: From Formalization to Reparation

Informal workers produce economic, social, and environmental value for cities. Too often, policy elites, including those promoting sustainable cities, overlook this value, proposing formalization and relying on deficit-based framings of … Continue reading

Sunday, 28 March 2021 · Leave a comment

Uncertainty and the Governance of Street Vending: A Critical Comparison Across the North/South Divide

Through a critical comparison of the spatial management of street vending in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay and New York City, USA, we show how uncertainty enables the management of vending … Continue reading

Monday, 15 February 2021 · Leave a comment

Formal Institutions and the Production of Informal Urban Spaces

Special issue of the Geography Research Forum – In order to advance knowledge on a rarely studied field in geography of informality like power on the formal/informal continuum, it is … Continue reading

Saturday, 13 February 2021 · Leave a comment

Livelihood Space and Maneuvering Citizenship in Jakarta

Urban informal trade sector is constantly being expelled, evicted, or relocated from public space as they are conceived for creating disorder. This dissertation investigates the complexity of informal economic practices … Continue reading

Tuesday, 9 February 2021 · Leave a comment

The Role of Informal Work in Supplementing Americans’ Income

Data from the Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking indicate that, over the course of a month, more than one-quarter of adults engage in some informal work outside of a … Continue reading

Tuesday, 2 February 2021 · Leave a comment

Informality, Inequality, and Feminization of Labor

Using two novel datasets of the size of the informal economy and income inequality, this study provides evidence on the nexus of informality and inequality with particular attention to the … Continue reading

Sunday, 10 January 2021 · Leave a comment

The clash between “risk management” and informal urbanisation

This article examines how the idea of “risk” has become one of the most significant frameworks to determine which land is appropriate; which land is unsuitable and which land is … Continue reading

Saturday, 21 November 2020 · Leave a comment