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Diane E. Davis
Professor of Political Sociology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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University of California at Los Angeles
University of California at Los Angeles
- Ford Foundation, Individual Research Grant for the update and Spanish translation of Urban Leviathan ($10,000) (Jan 1998)
- Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Sawyer Seminar Grant ($100,000) (Sep 1997 - Sep 1998)
- United States Institute for Peace. Grant for Research on Democratic Reform in Mexico ($25,000) (Sep 1991 - Aug 1992)
- Tinker Foundation Fellowship, Latin American Summer Research Grant (Jun 1980)
- Best Book in Political Sociology, Awarded by the Section on Political Sociology, American Sociological Association (Jul 2005)
- Nominee for Outstanding Woman Historian of the Year. Submitted to the Berkshire Women’s History Conference by the Journal of Urban History (Jan 1999)
- Hortense Fishbaugh Scholarship Award (May 1980)
Books & Edited Volumes
- 2010 Cities and Sovereignty: Identity Conflicts in Urban Spaces (edited with Nora Libertun de Duren). Special Series on Critical International Studies. Indiana University Press, in press.
- 2004 Discipline and Development: Middle Classes and Economic Prosperity in East Asia and Latin America. Cambridge University Press (awarded Best Book in Political Sociology by the American Sociological Association, June 2005).
- 2003 Irregular Armed Forces and their Role in Politics and State Formation (edited with Anthony Pereira). Cambridge University Press.
- 1994 Urban Leviathan: Mexico City in the Twentieth Century. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. [Translated as Leviatán urbano: La ciudad de Mexico en el siglo XX. Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1999].
Special Journal Issues
- 2006 The New Sociological Imagination (edited with Hector Raul Solis Gadea). Two Volume Special Issue of The International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society. Springer Verlag Publishers.
- 2005 Symposium on Cities in the Developing World (edited with Kian Tjakbaksh). International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol. 29 no. 1 (March): 92-109.
- 2000 Violence, Coercion, and Rights in Contemporary Latin America (edited with Anthony Pereira). Two Volume Special Issue of Latin American Perspectives. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications.
Journal Articles (Refereed)
- 2010 “Irregular Armed Forces, Shifting Patterns of Commitment, and Fragmented Sovereignty in the Developing World,” Theory and Society, in production.
- 2009 “Non-State Armed Actors, New Imagined Communities, and Shifting Patterns of Sovereignty and Insecurity in the Modern World,” Contemporary Security Policy vol. 30 no. 2 (August):221-245.
- 2009 "Ciudad global: un concepto en transición" (with Gerardo del Cerro) Ciudad y Territorio, vol. 41 no. 159: 31-42.
- 2007 “Insecure and Secure Cities: Towards a Reclassification of World Cities in a Global Era.” Sociología Urbana e Rurale vol. XXIX no. 82: 67- 82 [An updated version also reprinted in MITIR: The MIT International Review, Spring 2008].
- 2007 “El Factor Giuliani: delincuencia, la “cero tolerancia” en el trabajo policiaco y la transformación de la esfera pública en el centro de la ciudad de México.” Estudios Sociológicos, vol. xxv, núm. 75 (septiembre-diciembre): 639-683.
- 2006 “Conflict, Cooperation, and Convergence: Globalization and the Politics of Downtown Development in Mexico City.” Research in Political Sociology [special issue on Politics and Globalization], vol. 15: 143-178.
- 2006 “Undermining the Rule of Law: Democratization and the Dark Side of Police Reform in Mexico.” Latin American Politics and Society, 48/1 (Spring): 55-86.
- 2005 “Speaking to the Silences: Do We Need a New Sociology for the post-9/11 World?” International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, vol 18: 293-311.
- 2005 “Cities in Global Context: A Brief Intellectual History.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol. 29 no. 1 (March): 92-109.
- 2004 “In Search of a Public Sphere: Local, National, and International Influences on Downtown Mexico City, 1910-1950.” Space and Culture, vol. 7 no. 2 (May): 1-29.
- 2004 “The `Power of Distance’ and Social Movements in a Globalizing Latin America: Lessons from the Mexico City Airport Controversy” (with Christina Rosan). Mobilization, vol. 9 no. 3 (October): 279-294.
- 2003 “Participación democrática y gobernabilidad en la Ciudad de México: el reto del PRD en la transición política” (with Arturo Alvarado). Estudios Sociológicos, Vol. XXI, No. 61 (January-April): 135-166.
- 2003 “The Public Accountability of Private Police: Lessons from New York, Johannesburg, and Mexico City” (with Robert C. Davis, Christopher W. Ortiz, Sarah Dadush, Jenny Irish, and Arturo Alvarado). Policing and Society 13/2 (June): 197-210.
- 2002 “From Democracy to Rule of Law? Police Impunity in Contemporary Latin America?” Revista: The Harvard Review of Latin America, Fall 2002: 21-25.
- 2001 “Cambio político, inseguridad pública, y deterioro del estado de derecho en México.” Estudios Sociológicos vol. 19 no. 55:239-245.
- 2000 “New Patterns of Militarized Violence and Coercion in the Americas” (with Anthony W. Pereira). Latin American Perspectives (vol. 27 no. 2): 3-18
- 1999 “The Power of Distance: Rethinking Social Movements in Latin America.” Theory and Society, vol. 24 no. 4 (August): 589-643. [A modified version was also published as “El poder de distancia: Repensando la teoria de movimiento sociales en América Latina.” Anuario de Espacios Urbanos 1998: 103-149.] .
- 1999 “Liberalization, Public Insecurity, and Deteriorating Rule of Law in Mexico City” (with Arturo Alvarado). Working Papers in Local Governance and Democracy 99/1: 95-107.
- 1998 “The Social Construction of Mexico City, 1930-1960.” Journal of Urban History (Special Issue on Latin American Cities) vol. 24 no. 3: 364-413.
- 1997 “Rethinking Democracy: Mexico in Historical Perspective” (with Viviane Brachet-Marquez), Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 31: 86-119.
- 1994 “Repenser la democratie au Mexique: participation, contestation, et accommodation dans une perspective historique” (with Viviane Brachet Márquez), Cahier des Ameriques Latines (Paris) 16: 69-93. [Also published as “Repensando la democracia en México: Participación, contestación, y acomodación desde una perspectiva histórica,” in Revista Internacional de Filosofia Política (Madrid) 4: 90-126].
- 1994 “Failed Urban Democratic Reform: From Social Movements to the State and Back Again,” Journal of Latin American Studies vol. 26 no. 2 (May): 1-34.
- 1993 “The Dialectic of Autonomy: State Actors, Class Actors, and the Roots of Economic Crisis in Mexico, 1964-1982.” Latin American Perspectives vol. 20 no. 3 (summer): 46-74.
- 1993 “The Politics of Economic Liberalization in Mexico: Explaining the North American Free Trade Agreement,” Business and the Contemporary World, vol. 5 no. 1 (winter): 144-159.
- 1992 “Mexico’s New Politics: Changing Positions on Free Trade,” World Policy Journal, vol. 9 no. 4: 655-672.
- 1992 “The Sociology of Mexico: Stalking the Path Not Taken,” Annual Review of Sociology, vol. 18: 395-417.
- 1991 “Urban Fiscal Crisis and Political Change in Mexico: From Global Origins to Local Effects,” Journal of Urban Affairs, vol. 13 no. 1:175-199. [Reprinted as “Crisis fiscal urbano y los cambios politicos en la Ciudad de Mexico: Desde los origines globales a los efectos locales,” in Estudios Demograficos y Urbanos vol. 8 no. 1 (enero-abril 1993): 67-103.1
- 1991 “Urban Transport, Dependent Development, and Change: Lessons from Mexico’s Subway,” Canadian Journal of Development Studies, vol. 12. no. 2: 329-355. [Reprinted as “La Política de Transporte Urbano y Desarrollo Dependente: El Caso del Metro de Mexico,” in Revista Interamericana de Planificación (Costa Rica), vol. 25 no. 97: 134-171 (1992).]
- 1990 “Social Movements in Mexico’s Crisis,” Journal of International Affairs, vol. 43 no. 2: 343-367.
- 1990 “Urban Movements, Intra-State Conflicts Over Urban Policy, and Political Change in Contemporary Mexico,” Comparative Urban and Community Research, vol. 3: 133-163.
- 1989 “Divided Over Democracy: The Embeddedness of State and Class Conflicts in Contemporary Mexico,” Politics and Society, vol. 17 no. 3: 247-280.
- 1988 “Protesta Social y Cambio Político en México.” Revista Mexicana de Sociologia, vol. 50 no. 2: 89-125.
- 1987 “Reputational Standing in Academe” (with Helen S. Astin). The Journal of Higher Education. vol. 58 no. 3: 261-276.
- 1981 “Rank-size Distribution, Migration, and Economic Development: The Case of Mexico.” Studies in Comparative International Development. vol. 16 no. 6: 84-107.
- 1978 “Development and the Tourist Industry in Third World Countries.” Societe et Loisir/Society and Leisure. vol. 1 no. 2: 301-23.
- “How to Defeat a Megaproject: Lessons from Mexico City’s Airport Controversy” (with Onesimo Flores Dewey), in Gerardo del Cerro Santamaria (ed.) Urban Megaprojects: A Worldwide View, under review at MIT Press.
- “Transcending the Utopian-Pragmatic Divide in Conflict Cities: Applying Vision and Imagination to Jerusalem’s Future” (with Tali Hatuka), in Nathanial Coleman (ed), Imagining and Creating the World: Reflections on Architecture and Utopia. Ralahine Center for Utopian Studies Book Series, Peter Lang Publishers, forthcoming.
- “Policing and Mexican Regime Change: From post-authoritarianism to populism to neo-liberalism.“ In Wil Pansters (ed.), Violence and the State in Mexico, Stanford University Press, forthcoming.
- 2010 “Policing and Populism in the Cardenas and Echeverria Administrations.” In Amelia M. Kiddle and María L.O. Muñoz (eds.), Men of the People: The Presidencies of Lázaro Cárdenas and Luis Echeverría in Mexico, University of Arizona Press, in production.
- 2010 “The Political and Economic Origins of Violence and Insecurity in Contemporary Latin America: Past Trajectories and Future Prospects.” In Desmond Arias and Daniel Goldstein (eds.), Violent Democracies in Latin America: Toward an Interdisciplinary Reconceptualization, Durham: Duke University Press.
- 2009 “Los orígenes políticos y económicos de la violencia e inseguridad en América Latina. Trayectorias y Perspectivas.” In Lucia Dammert (ed.), Crimen e Inseguridad: Politicas, Temas, y Problemas en las Americas. Santiago: Catalonia Editorial.
- 2009 “From Avenida Reforma to the Torre Bicentenario: The Clash of “History” and “Progress” in the Making of Modern Mexico City.” Pp. 55-84 in Linda A. Newson and John P. King (eds), Mexico City Through History and Culture, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press (for the British Academy).
- 2009 “Divergent Epistemologies in the Search for Co-Existence: The Jerusalem 2050 Project .” Pp. 108-126 in Moshe Moaz (ed.), The Meeting of Civilizations: Muslim, Christian, and Jewish. Brighton, UK and Portland US: Sussex Academic Press.
- 2008 “Who Polices the Police? The Challenges of Police Accountability in Newly Democratic Mexico.” In Mercedes Hinton and Timothy Newburn (eds.), Policing Developing Democracies, London: Routledge Ltd.
- 2008 “Urban Violence, Quality of Life, and the Future of Latin American Cities: The Dismal Record So Far, and the Search for New Analytical Frameworks to Sustain a Bias Towards Hope.” In Allison Garland (ed.), Approaches to Global Urban Poverty: Setting the Research Agenda. Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson Center Press.
- 2007 “The Urban is Political: A Journey from the Midwestern Suburbs to the World’s Largest Cities (and Back Again).” In Matthieu Deflem (ed.), Sociologists in a Global Age: Biographical Perspectives. Ashgate Publications, UK [Japanese translation, forthcoming].
- 2005 “Contending Planning Cultures and the Built Environment in Mexico City.” In Bishwapriya Sanyal (ed.), Comparative Planning Cultures. New York: Routledge.
- 2005 “In Search of the Public Sphere: Local, National, and International Influences in the Planning of Downtown Mexico City, 1910-1950.” In Pablo Piccato and Cristina Sacristan (eds.), From the Calpulin to the Zocalo: Essays on the History of the Public Sphere in Mexico. Mexico City, Instituto Mora.
- 2004 “The State of the State in Latin American Sociology.” In Charles Wood and Bryan Roberts (eds.), Rethinking Development in Latin America. Pennsylvania State Press University.
- 2004 “Reverberations: Mexico City’s 1985 Earthquake and the Transformation of the Capital,” in Lawrence Vale and Tom Campanella (eds.), The Resilient City, Oxford University Press.
- 2004 “Mexico City: The Challenge of Political Transition” (with Arturo Alvarado) in The Left in the City: Progressive and Participatory Local Governance in Latin America, edited by Benjamin Goldfrank and Daniel Chavez. London: Latin America Bureau.
- 2004. “Historia de detectives: rastreando a la polícia de la capital en la historiografía política de México.” Pp. 69-94 in Ariel Rodríguez Kuri y Sergio Tamayo Flores-Alatorre (comps.), Los últimos cién años, Los próximo cién. Mexico City, Mexico: Universidad Autónoma de México, Cultura Universitario/Serie Ensayo A.
- 2003 “Cities as Subjects: Some Methodological Reflections on Urban Approaches to National Development.” In Armando Cisneros Sosa, Ma. Concepción Huarte Trujillo, and Ma. Teresa Esquivel Hernández (eds.), Cómo mirar la ciudad: Perspectivas y métodos en la investigación urbana [How to See the City: Perspectives and Methods in Urban Investigation]. Mexico City: UAM-Atzcapotzalco.
- 2003 “Contemporary Challenges and Historical Reflections on the Study of Militaries, States, and Politics.” Pp. 5-34 in Diane E. Davis and Anthony W. Pereira (eds.), Irregular Armed Forces and their Role in Politics and State Formation. New York and London: Cambridge University Press.
- 2002 “Capital City Politics in Mexico: The Local-National Dynamics of Democratization.” In Henry A. Dietz and David J. Myers (eds.), Capital City Politics in Latin America: Democratization and Change. Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner.
- 2001 “Federalismo, descentralización, y cambio político ante la crisis de seguridad publica y ausencia de un estado de derecho” (with Arturo Alvarado). In Arturo Alvarado and Sigrid Arzt (eds.), Desafios a la consolidación de la democracia en Mexico: Seguridad, cambio institucional, y federalismo, Mexico: Oceano Editorial.
- 1997 “New Social Movements, Old Party Structures: The Discursive and Organizational Transformation of Party Politics in Mexico and Brazil,” in Roberto Korzeniewicz and William Smith (eds.), The Politics of Social Change and Economic Restructuring in Latin America. Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers.
- 1997 “The Rural Challenge to Urban Leviathan: Changing Regional Dynamics in Mexican Politics and Society,” In Mutsuo Yamada (ed.), Ciudad y campo en America Latina (JCAS Symposium Series 2). Osaka: Japan Center for Area Studies.
- 1997 “With Capital, Labor, or on their Own? The Middle Class Foundations of the Developmental State,” In Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao (ed.), The East Asian Middle Classes and National Development in Comparative Perspective. Taipei, Taiwan: Academica Sinica.
- 1995 “Política Nacional y Gobierno Local: El Caso de Nuevo York en Perspectiva Histórica,” in Alicia Ziccardi (ed.), Gobierno Local y Demandas Ciudadanas. Mexico: Instituto Jose Luis Mora.
- 1995 “Uncommon Democracy in Mexico: Middle Classes and the Military in the Consolidation of One-party Rule, 1936-1946,” in Herrick Chapman and George Reid Andrews (eds.), The Social Construction of Democracy, 1890-1990. London: MacMillan Press.
- 1993 “Transitions to Democracy in Latin America: Some Reflections on the German School of Critical Social Theory and the Case of Mexico,” in Carlos Sirvent (ed.), Transiciones a Democrácia en América Latina, Mexico: Editorial Porrua, 1993.
- 1990 “Urban Social Movements, Intrastate Conflicts over Urban Policy, and Political Change in Mexico,” in Michael Peter Smith (ed.), Breaking Chains: Social Movements and Collective Action. Los Angeles and London: Sage Publications.
- 1990 “Life Cycle, Career Cycle, and Gender Stratification in Academe: Expelling Myths and Exposing Truths (with Helen S. Astin). In Suzanne Lie and Virginia O’Leary (eds.), Storming the Tower: Women in the Academic World. London: Kogan Page.
- 1985 “Research Productivity Across the Life and Career Cycles: Facilitators and Barriers for Women” (with Helen S. Astin). In Mary Frank Fox (ed.), Scholarly Writing and Publishing: Issues, Problems, and Solutions. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.
Review Essays, Encyclopedic Entries, and Other Publications
- 2011 “Anti-Crime Movements in Latin America” (with Graham Denyer Willis). The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, edited by David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam. New York and London: Basil Blackwell, forthcoming.
- 2010 “Foreword” to Violent Acts and Urban Space in Contemporary Tel Aviv by Tali Hatuka, University of Texas Press.
- 2009 “Global Cities” (with Gerardo del Cerro), Encyclopedia of Urban Studies, edited by Bob Beauregard. London and Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, in press.
- 2009 “Taking Place and Space Seriously: Reflections on `Disparity and Diversity in the Contemporary City’ by Robert Sampson.“ British Journal of Sociology Vol. 60 no. 1 (March 2009).
- 2008 “Beyond the Democracy-Development Mantra: The Challenges of Violence and Insecurity in the Contemporary Global South.” Contexts (a journal of the American Sociological Association) vol. 7 no. 2 (Spring 2008): 76-78.
- 2008 “Beyond the Democracy-Development Mantra: The Challenges of Violence and Insecurity in Latin America.” REVISTA: The Harvard Review of Latin America (winter): 3-7.
- 2007 “Policing, Regime Change, and Democracy: Lessons from the Case of Mexico.” Working Paper #22 (November 2007), Crisis States Research Center, Development Studies Institute (DESTIN), London School of Economics.
- 2007 “What Kind of Conflict? Cities, War, and the Failure of Urban Public Security.” In Human Security for an Urban Century: Local Challenges, Global Perspectives, edited by Maciek Hawrylak. Ottawa, Canada: Human Security Policy Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), in conjunction with University of British Columbia and humansecurity-cities.org.
- 2006 “Scales of Conflict, Spaces of Contention.” In Block # 03 (in English and Hebrew), special Issue on Y-UTOPIA.
- 2006 “Mexico City in the 21st Century: Facing the Social, Spatial, and Employment Challenges Ahead” Urban Age Newsletter (LSE), summer 2006.
- 2006 “The Age of Insecurity: Violence and Social Disorder in the New Latin America.” Book Review Essay, Latin American Research Review, vol. 41 no. 1 (February): 178-197.
- 2005 (with Kian Tajbakhsh) “Introduction: A Symposium on Globalization and Cities in Comparative Perspective.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol. 29 no. 1: 89-91.
- 2003 “Policing in Transition: The Case of Mexico City.” NACLA Bulletin, vol. 37 no. 2: 3-14.
- 2003 “Many Boundaries to Cross: The Comparative-Historical Sociology of Eiko Ikegami.” Comparative and Historical Sociology Newsletter 15/2: 2-5.
- 2003 “Public Insecurity in the Developing World: The Challenges of Transition.” SPURS Newsletter, Winter 2003.
- 2002 “Warmaking in the New Millennium.” Precis: MIT Center for International Studies Newsletter, vol. 12 no. 1 (Fall): 13-15.
- 2002 “Cities and Globalization: Old Wine in New Bottles.” Community and Urban Sociology Newsletter, Fall 2002.
- 2001 “Development and Urbanization.” In Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes (eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Oxford: Elsevier Science, Ltd.
- 1989 “Debts, Doubts, and Disciplines,” Sociological Forum, vol.4 no.4: 439-446.
- 1997 “Confederación Nacional de Organizaciones Populares.” Encyclopedia of Mexico: History, Society, and Culture, edited by Michael Werner. Chicago: Fitzroy and Dearborn Publishers.
- 1995 “New Age Politics Defines NAFTA,” Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy, vol. 10 no 2: 43-51.
- 1992 “Unlearning Languages of Development: From Rhetoric to Realism in Recent Studies of Latin America,” Latin American Research Review, vol. 27 no. 1: 151-168.
- Going Local: Democratization, Decentralization, and the Promise of Good Governance by Merilee Grindle, Revista: The Harvard Review of Latin America (2008).
- The Taylorized Beauty of the Mechanical: Scientific Management and the Rise of Modernist Architecture by Mauro Guillén, Contemporary Sociology (2008).
- Water, Power and Citizenship: Social Struggles in the Basin of Mexico by José Esteban Castro, Journal of Latin American Studies (2008).
- The Mexico City Reader edited by Rubén Gallo, Journal of Latin American Studies (2006).
- Political Institutions by Joseph Colomer, Journal of Political and Military Sociology (2006).
- Wounded Cities: Destruction and reconstruction in a globalized world by Jane Schneider and Ida Susser (eds). International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (2005).
- The Limits of Convergence: Globalization and Organizational Change in Argentina, South Korea, and Spain by Mauro Guillén, Economic Development and Cultural Change (2004).
- Managing Mexico: Economists from Nationalism to Neo-liberalism by Sarah Babb, Political Science Quarterly (2003).
- The Left Strikes Back: Class Conflict in Latin America in the Age of Neoliberalism by James Petras, Contemporary Sociology (2000).
- Informal Politics: Street Vendors and the State in Mexico City by John C. Cross, Contemporary Sociology (1999).
- Organizing Dissent: Unions, the State, and the Democratic Teachers’ Movement in Mexico by Maria Lorena Cook, Contemporary Sociology (1997).
- Political Stability and Democracy in Mexico: The Perfect Dictatorship? by Dan A. Cothran and The University System and Economic Development in Mexico Since 1929 by David E. Lorey, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (1995).
- State and Society in Contemporary Korea by Hagen Koo, Korean Studies, vol.19 (1995): 197-202.
- Democracy Within Reason: Technocratic Revolution in Mexico, by Miguel Centeno, Contemporary Sociology, vol. 23 no. 6 (1994): 830-831.
- State Theory: Putting Capitalist States in Their Place, by Bob Jessop, Ethics, 1993.
- Power and Popular Protest: Latin American Social Movements by Susan E. Eckstein (ed.), Journal of InterAmerican Studies and World Affairs, vol. 30 no.4: 225-234 (1989).
- Equity with Growth? Planning Perspectives for Small Towns in Developing Countries by H. Detlef Kammeier and Peter J. Swan (eds.) Regional Studies, vol. 20. no- 5: 598-600 (1986).