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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 1070 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‚Ķ” 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.