Mike Goldsmith

Mike Goldsmith is emeritus professor at the University of Salford and visiting research professor at De Montford University. A vice president of the UK Political Studies Association, he has also served on the Executive Committee of the European Consortium for Political Research. He has published extensively in the comparative urban politics and local government fields.

Our Ailing Cities Need Social Science to Cross-Fertilize

There is a great need to understand the role of urbanisation in society and respond effectively, particularly given global economic and social insecurity, argues Mike Goldsmith. But the increasing specialization within disciplines means that such vital dialogues on cities are becoming difficult. An interdisciplinary effort is needed to bring the study of cities, their politics, policies and problems back into the mainstream of social science and to do it on a genuinely comparative basis.

9 years ago