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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"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.
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.