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Michael Goldman

Protrait: Michael Goldman

Associate Professor &
Arthur Motley Exemplary Teaching Award Winner
Ph.D. 1994 University of California Santa Cruz
Room 952 Social Sciences
Phone: 612-624-0051

Curriculum Vitae

Interest Areas

Transnational, Political Economic, and Urban Sociology; Transnational Institutions of Finance, Development, and Expertise.

Current Research

Provincializing global urbanism; the making of a world city (Bangalore, India); financialization of the city, urban ‘spaces of hope’.

Selected Publications

“Development and the City.” November 2014. In Faranak Miraftab and Neema Kudva, eds., Cities of the Global South Reader. NY: Routledge.

As Cities become Financialized…” Interview feature article in Express magazine, Istanbul, Turkey, March 2014.

“Speculative Urbanism and the Making of the next World City.” 2011.  International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 25:3.

Speculating on the Next World City.” 2011. In Aihwa Ong and Ananya Roy, eds., Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of Being Global, NY and London: Wiley Blackwell.

"Making World Cities," with Wes Longhofer. 2009. Contexts 8(1, Winter), reprinted in Hartmann and Uggen, Contexts Reader, NY: Norton 2011.

"How 'Water for All!' Became Hegemonic: The Power of the World Bank and its Transnational Policy Networks." 2007. Special issue on global water policy. Geoforum, 38(5): 786-800.

"Under New Management: Historical Context and Current Challenges at the World Bank." 2007. Special issue on Wolfowitz's bank. Brown Journal of World Affairs, 8(2, Summer):11-Book Cover: Imperial Nature25.

Imperial Nature: The World Bank and Struggles for Social Justice in the Age of Globalization. 2005. New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press. Yale UP paperback edition, 2006; India edition, Hyderabad: Orient Longman Press, 2006; Japanese edition, Kyoto: Kyoto University Press, 2008.