Centre for Internet & Society

Talk by Prof Michael Goldman

A talk by Michael Goldman followed by an open discussion organised by a group of concerned citizens and the Centre for Internet and Society, about the roots of the US financial crisis and related dynamics in "world city" planning, such as that here in Bangalore. 

Speaker Bio

Michael Goldman
Associate Professor
Dept of Sociology
Univ of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
McKnight Presidential Fellow

Interest Areas: Transnational, political, environmental, and development sociology; Sociology of knowledge and power; Transnational institutions (international finance, expert networks).

Current Research: Neoliberalism and its discontents; the making of a world city: Bangalore, India; “Water for All”/ water privatization policies; development and environment in North-South relations.

Recent Publications

  1. “How ‘Water for All!’ Became Hegemonic: The Power of the World Bank and its Transnational Policy Networks.” 2007. Geoforum special issue on global water policy, 38(5): 786-800.
  2.  “Under New Management: Historical Context and Current Challenges at the World Bank.” 2007. Brown Journal of World Affairs, special issue on Wolfowitz’s Bank, Vol. XIII: 2, Summer 2007.
  3. “El neoliberalismo verde.” 2006. Chapter in Las Politicas de la Tierra, Alfonso Guerra and Jose Felix Tezanos, eds. Madrid: Editorial Sistema.
  4. 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, Orient Longman Press, 2006; Japanese edition, Kyoto University Press, 2008.
  5. “World Bank.” 2005. Entry in Encyclopedia of International Development, Tim Forsyth, ed., London: Routledge.
  6. “Tracing the Routes/Roots of World Bank Power.” 2005. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, special issue on global water policy, 25(1/2): 10-29.
  7. “The Birth of a Discipline: Producing Authoritative Green Knowledge for the World (Bank).” 2005. Chapter in Earthly Politics: Local and Global in Environmental Governance, Sheila Jasanoff and Marybeth Long, eds. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  8. “La tragedia della recinzione dei beni comuni.” 2005. Beni Comuni: Fra Tradizione e Futuro, Giovanna Ricoveri, ed., Rome: Editrice Missionaria Italiana.
  9. “Eco-governmentality and Other Transnational Practices of a ‘Green’ World Bank.” 2004. in Liberation Ecologies 2nd ed. Richard Peet and Michael Watts, eds. London: Routledge.