Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Urbanisation, rural–urban migration and urban poverty

Rural-urban migration continues to attract much interest, but also growing concern. Migrants are often blamed for increasing urban poverty, but not all migrants are poor. In many cities, however, migrants … Continue reading

Thursday, 23 July 2015 · Leave a comment

Transnational Social Movements in ASEAN Policy Advocacy: The Case of Regional Migrants’ Rights Policy

Various processes have swept over Southeast Asia in the last four decades, producing pressures not only in the economic but also in the political and social milieus. When these processes … Continue reading

Friday, 22 May 2015 · Leave a comment

Writing Invisibility: Conversations on the Inner City

Eight writers and journalists from South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya and the United States have contributed stories drawing on themes within social science research. These stories cover a range of … Continue reading

Monday, 2 September 2013 · Leave a comment

Preventing  displacement

Preventing displacement is obviously a worthwhile objective. Being displaced puts people at a higher risk of being both impoverished and unable to enjoy their human rights. Such a situation is … Continue reading

Monday, 10 December 2012 · 1 Comment

The path through the fields

Bangladesh’s record is, on balance, a good one. It shows that the benefits of making women central to development are huge. It suggests that migration is not just the result … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 · Leave a comment

Domestic work is no longer a “domestic issue”

ILO – The ratification of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers by the Philippines this week breaks new ground in extending basic labour rights to the nearly 100 … Continue reading

Friday, 26 October 2012 · Leave a comment