CRC Reads

April 7, 2021

Temporalizing modern planning

In the introduction to their edited volume Elusive Promises: Planning in the Contemporary World, Simone Abram and Gisa Weszkalnys (2013) introduce their understanding of modern planning […]
March 15, 2021

Of aid and trade

Dambisa Moyo’s seminal book Dead Aid is the antidote to past and current development strategies of western countries for Africa: development aid. Moyo’s solution? Foreign direct […]
February 2, 2021

Reflections on power, hierarchy, and knowledges

Can we get rid of ‘the west vs.” the rest”’? Well, it is never too late to reflect on hierarchical structures in development research – and […]
November 24, 2020

The capacity to aspire: Culture and the terms of recognition

Anthropologist, Arjun Appadurai, begins his essay on the “Capacity to Aspire” with a captivating statement that “Poverty is many things, all of them bad, including material […]