refereed journal articles
Peck, J., Bok, R., Zhang, J., (accepted and forthcoming) ‘Hong Kong — a model on the rocks?’ Territory, Politics, Governance.
Bok R (2020) ‘The relational co-production of “success” and “failure,” or the politics of anxiety of exporting urban “models” elsewhere.’ Urban Geography, 1-22. Online first. DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2020.1802932 [pdf]
shorter journal contributions
Bok R (accepted and forthcoming) ‘Way-fnding in the long shadow of city benchmarking, or how to manufacture (an economy of) comparability in the global urban’. Invited contribution to International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. DOI:10.1111/1468-2427.12977 [pdf]
Bok R (2020) ‘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 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]
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]
conference and workshop organization
2020 Co-organizer (with Emily Rosenman, Penn State University): ‘Municipal crises and global urban governance: Can philanthropy save the city?’. Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. 2-4 April. (canceled due to COVID-19).
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.
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.