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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, and Environmental Sociology; Global Urbanization; Transnational Institutions of Finance, Development, & Expert Networks.

Current Research

Provincializing global urbanism; the making of a world city: Bangalore, India; securitization, discipline and finance in the new global economy.

Selected Publications

“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”, forthcoming in Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of Being Global, edited by Aihwa Ong and Ananya Roy. NY and London: Basil Blackwell Publishers.

"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):11-25.

"El neoliberalismo verde." 2006. Pp. 185-210 in Las Politicas de la Tierra, edited by A. Guerra and J. F. T. Tortajada. Madrid: Editorial Sistema.

Book Cover: Imperial Nature

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.

"Tracing the Routes/Roots of World Bank Power." 2005. Special issue on new development policy. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 25(1/2): 10-29.