publications etc.

Google Scholar page

refereed articles

Bok R (2019) ‘”By our metaphors you shall know us”: The “fix” of geographical political economy’. Progress in Human Geography 43(6), 1087-1108. [pdf]

Bok R and Coe NM (2017) ‘Geographies of policy knowledge: The state and corporate dimensions of contemporary policy mobilities’. Cities 63: 51-57. [pdf]

Bok R (2015) ‘Airports on the move? The policy mobilities of Singapore Changi Airport at home and abroad’. Urban Studies 52(14): 2724-2740. [pdf]

Coe NM and Bok R (2014) ‘Retail transitions in Southeast Asia’. The International Journal of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research 24(5): 479-499. [pdf]


Bok R (forthcoming) ‘In search of ordinary “elsewheres” in global urbanism: on Ola Söderström’s Cities in Relations’, in H Leitner, J Peck, and E Sheppard (eds) Urban Studies Inside Out: Theory, Method, Practice. Sage. [pdf]

Bok R (2019) Invited entry on ‘Urban mobile policy’, in AM Orum (ed) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies. Wiley-Blackwell. [pdf]

Bok R and Coe NM (2018) ‘The urban politics of strategic coupling in global production networks’, in K Ward, AEG Jonas, B Miller, and D Wilson (eds) The Routledge Handbook on Spaces of Urban Politics. London: Routledge, 70-84. [pdf]


conference and workshop organization

2018 Co-organizer (with Emma Colven, UCLA): ‘Disrupting policy mobilities, displacing the “expert”‘ (I, II, III). AAG Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 10-14 April.

2017 Co-organizer (with Nina Ebner, Mikael Omstedt, and Jamie Peck): ‘Doing urban studies differently.’ University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. 3 April.

2014 Co-organizer (with Jingfu Chen): Geography Graduate Workshop. National University of Singapore, Singapore. 15 April.

conference presentations

2019 ‘Globalizing the urban “solutions” industry.’ Presented at the Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA. 24-27 April.

2019 (with Jamie Peck and Jun Zhang) ‘A necessary delusion? The Hong Kong model, (post)colonial practice, and the neoliberal imagination.’ Presented at the AAG Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. 3-7 April.

2018 ‘The “urban age” of technocracy’. Presented at the AAG Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 10-14 April.

2017 ‘The many lives of policy “failure”: periodizing the policy regime of Sino-Singapore urban megaprojects’. Presented at the AAG Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. 5-9 April.

2016 ‘Eco-cities in the making: urban policy models and the geopolitics of state expertise’. Panelist at ‘Memes, schemes and dreams: Singapore urban futures’ (organized by Nanyang Technological University), Singapore. 10-11 June.

2015 (with Neil M. Coe) ‘Understanding policy mobilizations through the commodification of “policy”‘. Presented at the AAG Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. 21-25 April.

2014 ‘The geo-eco-politics in/of mobile policies of “sustainable urbanism”‘. Presented at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London, UK. 26-29 August.

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