Member Projects


Relational Poverty Research by RPN Members

Filter by: All | Economic Crisis | Poverty discourse | Inequality | Difference: | Places: N. America, Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia

Economic knowledge in the urban informal economy of Zaria, Nigeria

May 12

Colin Marx, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London This research is framed within relational processes of...

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Viviendo del rebusque: studying how law affects the working poor in Bogotá-Colombia

May 6

Laura Porras, University of Ottowa My doctoral dissertation focuses on describing, understanding, analyzing and evaluating how both State and...

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Local social innovation, welfare state restructuring and anti-poverty policies

May 2

Stijn Oosterlynck, Associate Professor, Research Centre on Inequality, Poverty, Social Exclusion and the City (OASeS), Department of Sociology,...

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Living the Dream: youth, unemployment, and the promise of a middle-class life in Cairo

May 1

Harry Pettit, London School of Economics The rise of a Global Middle Class has been lauded by development institutions, the media, and academia...

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Political infrastructure: community wireless mesh networks and urban politics

March 24

Emma Slager, University of Washington In this project, I examine community-built Internet infrastructure as it relates to broader struggles for...

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Governing the “Post-Conflict” City: Urban Futures in Bogotá

March 16

Emma Shaw Crane, New York University The progressive urban planning projects of Bogotá, Colombia are celebrated globally as models of inclusion,...

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The Politics of Cross Class Alliance-Building in a Mixed-Income Neighborhood

March 16

Anisa Jackson, University of Washington This research project considers the politics of cross-class relationships in the Seattle mixed-income...

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A Multi State Study of Monetary Sanctions

March 9

Alexes Harris, Associate Professor of Sociology Recent media attention on the justice practices of imposing fiscal penalties highlights the need...

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Planning for property? (Counter)performing property within and beyond “land use” planning

March 4

Trevor Wideman, PhD student @ Simon Fraser University This project questions the concept of “land use” as it has been used in the discipline...

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