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Diane Davis

Boston (United States of America)

Diane Davis

Sociologist and geograph

Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism at Harvard University. Among her areas of research are urban development, comparative international development and cities in conflict. She is also interested in historic preservation, urban social movements, fragmented sovereignty and urban governance. Recently her work has focused on the transformation of cities in the global south and the social and political conflicts that have emerged in response to globalisation.

Among his published works are:

  • Urban Leviathan: Mexico City in the Twentieth Century (Temple University Press 1994 – published in Spanish as El Leviatán Urbano: La Ciudad de México en el Siglo XX, Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1999)
  • Discipline and Development: Middle Classes and Prosperity in East Asia and Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2004).
  • Irregular Armed Forces and their Role in Politics and State Formation (Cambridge University Press, 2003) (co-editor)
  • Cities and Sovereignty: Identity Politics in Urban Spaces (Indiana University Press, 2011). (co-editor)

[Last Update: June 2015]



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