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Global Cities & Governance

Scholarly research on global governance and cities covers a range of topics and disciplines.  Examples of research include an assessment of the conditions that lead to civic engagement and reconstruction in fragile settings, the exploration of social, political, and ecological dimensions that underlie urban water governance, and the examination of how the urban poor make decisions about their lives that lead to sweeping political and governance reforms.

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Expertise

  • International law
  • International organizations
  • United Nations
  • International Criminal Court
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Five to Rule Them All: The UN Security Council and the Making of the Modern World,Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • "Uncertain Guardians: The UN Security Council's Past and Future", International Journal, Spring 2011, 439-449.

EXPERTISE 

  • Global tourism
  • International migration
  • Gender & development
  • Intercultural communication
  • Southeast Asia
  • Human trafficking

Selected Publications 

  • Cosmopolitan Sex Workers: Women and Migration in a Global City (Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations). Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Cruising in the Global Economy: Profits, Pleasure and Work at Sea. Ashgate Press, 2008.
  • "Diversification and Privatization": Securing Insecurities in the Receiving Country of Malaysia in Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 9, 4 (2008): 285-303.

 


EXPERTISE

  • Afghanistan / Pakistan
  • Sierra Leone
  • Latin America
  • Global health
  • Local governance
  • Post-conflict reconstruction
  • Aid effectiveness / Agenda-setting
  • United Nations

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • "The Political Economy of Post-Invasion Kabul, Afghanistan: Urban Restructuring Beyond the North-South Divide," accepted for publication and forthcoming in Urban Studies, 2013.
  • "Tracing Poverty and Inequality in International Development Discourses: An Algorithmic and Visual Analysis of Agencies’ Annual Reports and Occasional White Papers, 1978-2010" (with B. J. Williams), accepted for publication and forthcoming in Journal of Social Policy, 2013.
  • "Comparable and Yet Context-Sensitive? Improving Evaluation in Violently Divided Societies Through Methodology" (with E. E. VanderKamp), Journal of Peacebuilding & Development 8(2), pp. 42-56, 2013.

Expertise

  • Political ecology
  • Urban geography
  • Urban water reform
  • Flood vulnerability
  • India
  • Global South

Selected Publications

  • RANGANATHAN, M. In Review. “Mafias in the Waterscape: Everyday Public Authority and Informality in Bangalore”. Water Alternatives – Special Issue on “Informal Space in the Urban Waterscape”.
  • "Paying for Water, Claiming Citizenship: Political Agency and Water Reforms at the Urban Periphery". International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. DOI:10.1111/1468-2427.12028.
  • "Financialized and Insurgent: The Dialectics of Participation in Bangalore's Neoliberal Water Reforms" in K Coelho, Vijaybaskar and L Kamath (Eds), Participolis: Consent and Contention in Neoliberal Urban India. Routledge: New Delhi and Abingdon.

EXPERTISE

  • Comparative social movements
  • Urban politics
  • Political violence
  • Criminal justice
  • Race, ethnicity & immigration in Europe

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Police Power and Race Riots: Urban Unrest in Paris and New York (Philadelphia: Penn Press, 2014)
  • "Violence and State Repression," in Swiss Political Science Review: Debating the Arab Spring 17 (4) Winter 2011.
  • "Police Power and Race Riots in Paris," in Politics and Society 35(4) Winter 2007.