Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

On the Ways of Knowing and Understanding Informality

In the mainstream international development discourse, one often finds a general dualistic outlook in classifying the concept of (urban) informality, seen to be strikingly different from the formal, regulated economic … Continue reading

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 · Leave a comment

Governing Domestic Worker Migration in Southeast Asia: Public–Private Partnerships, Regulatory Grey Zones and the Household

[Behind paywall] – Focussing on the example of domestic worker migration, this article seeks to explore the regulatory regimes that control the flow of migrants across Southeast Asia. Although at first … Continue reading

Friday, 13 April 2018 · Leave a comment

The informal city and rights in South East Asian Cities

David Sweeting – Using intersecting ideas between informality developed by Ananya Roy; the state of exception by Giorgio Agamben; theories on rights to the city by David Harvey and Henri … Continue reading

Friday, 3 November 2017 · Leave a comment

The Rise of the Urban Creative Class in Southeast Asia

This report examines the intersection of urbanization and the rise of the new creative or middle class in Southeast Asia. In particular, it assesses the connection between the rise of … Continue reading

Thursday, 19 January 2017 · 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

Synchronizing Economic and Security Agenda in Southeast Asia

Rapid integration in Southeast Asia is creating new economic, social and development opportunities, but also poses significant security challenges underpinned by organised crime. There are indications that organized crime and … Continue reading

Sunday, 28 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Environmental Livelihood Security in Southeast Asia

This document addresses the need for explicit inclusion of livelihoods within the environment nexus (water-energy-food security), not only responding to literature gaps but also addressing emerging dialogue from existing nexus … Continue reading

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Illicit Economies, Sublegal Practices, and the State in Southeast Asia

A special issue of the journal Critical Asian Studies available for free for a limited time. This introduction develops the idea of “dirty money states” by defining and exploring the problem … Continue reading

Saturday, 1 August 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