Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The City of Justice

Defining the city requires a spanning of matter and meaning, corporeality and abstraction, tangibility and inaccessibility, humanity and nonhumanity. The most prominent difficulty in defining the city is that, while … Continue reading

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 · Leave a comment

Rethink, Retool, Reboot: Technology as if people and planet mattered

Rethink, Retool, Reboot presents the evidence and analysis that informs Practical Action’s organisational mission to create a world with Technology Justice: where technology and innovation is used to end poverty … Continue reading

Saturday, 17 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Participatory Budgeting: Next Generation Democracy

[White paper] – In a time of rising civic disengagement, many city leaders are using an innovative tool to reconnect with the people they serve: Participatory budgeting, known as “PB.” PB … Continue reading

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Using political economy analysis in conflict, security and justice programmes

This guidance note provides a framework for implementers of conflict, security and justice programmes to conduct political economy analysis (PEA) at the design or inception phase to ensure a deep … Continue reading

Tuesday, 5 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Why international law is failing refugees

The extent to which migration and relocation can function as positive forms of adaptation, rather than signs of vulnerability, will depend in part on the laws and policies put in … Continue reading

Saturday, 18 July 2015 · 1 Comment

Governance for Sustainable Development

The UNDP Discussion Paper on ‘Governance for Sustainable Development’ provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities that evolve from the ongoing discussions on how best to integrate governance, rule … Continue reading

Sunday, 4 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Justice for Future Generations – Inequalities, IHRL and the Post-2015 Agenda

Karen A. Moir – The failure to respect the rights of future generations may undermine the sustainability of development gains made by their parents by allowing for disproven assumptions to … Continue reading

Sunday, 4 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Strengthening Gender Justice

Gender equality and women’s rights are being inadequately framed as “mainstreaming” concerns, rather than as a transformative necessity for the realization of sustainable development. The recent report from the High … Continue reading

Friday, 13 September 2013 · Leave a comment

Women voters: courted – yes, respected – no?

Dahlia Martin –  Women are a focal point in Malaysian politics today, with some recent discussion of their ability as voters to decide election outcomes. But this has not translated … Continue reading

Thursday, 1 November 2012 · Leave a comment