Professor Paul James

Position

Honorary Professor

School /
Work Unit

Global, Urban and Social Studies

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 2500

paul.james@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 96
Level: 2
Room: 1

City Campus

College/Portfolio

Design & Social Context

"Paul James"

Current activities

Paul James is Honorary Professor of Globalization and Cultural Diversity in RMIT’s Globalism Research Centre, Professor at UWS, Honorary Professor at King’s College London, on the Council of the Institute of Postcolonial Studies, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (London). He is author or editor of 31 books including most importantly, Nation Formation (Sage, 1996) and Globalism, Nationalism, Tribalism (Sage, 2006). His other recent books include Sustainable Development, Sustainable Communities (University of Hawaii Press, 2012) and 16 volumes mapping the field of globalization (Sage, 2006–2014).

He has been an advisor to a number of agencies and governments including the Helsinki Process, the Canadian Prime Minister’s G20 Forum, and the Commission on Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor. His work for the Papua New Guinea Minister for Community Development became the basis for their Integrated Community Development Policy. From 2007 till 2014 he was Director of the United Nations agency, the Global Compact Cities Programme. His latest book is Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice: Circles of Sustainability (Routledge).

His current major research project in association with the Globalism Research Centre is ‘Faces of Emotion’ with Professor Stephanie Trigg at the University of Melbourne, as part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

Past RMIT responsibilities

  • Director of the Global Cities Institute, RMIT (2006-2013)
  • Director of the United Nations Global Compact, Cities Programme (2007–2014)
  • Director of the Globalism Research Centre, RMIT (2002-2007)

Books

  • Paul James with Liam Magee, Andy Scerri and Manfred Steger, Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice: Circles of Sustainability, Routledge, London, 2015. (ISBN 987-1-138-02572-1 hb 987-1-138-02572-8 pb 987-1-315—76574-7 ebk)
  • Paul James and Nevzat Soguk, eds, Globalization and Politics, Vol. 1: Global Political and Legal Governance, Sage Publications, London, 2014, pp.431 + xlvii
  • Paul James and Paul van Seeters, eds, Globalization and Politics, Vol. 2: Global Social Movements and Global Civil Society, Sage Publications, London, 2014, pp.470 + xxx
  • Paul James and James H. Mittelman, eds, Globalization and Politics, Vol. 3: Political Critiques and Social Theories of the Global, Sage Publications, London, 2014, pp.443 + xxxii
  • Paul James, ed., Globalization and Politics, Vol. 4: Political Philosophies of the Global, Sage Publications, London, 2014, 450pp. + xxx
  • John Hinkson, Paul James and Lorenzo Verancini, eds, Stolen Lands, Broken Cultures: The Settler Colonial Present, Arena Publications, Melbourne, 2012.
  • Paul James, Yaso Nadarajah, Karen Haive, and Victoria Stead, Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development: Other Paths for Papua New Guinea, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 2012, xix+462pp. (ISBN 978-0-8248-3588-0 hb 978-0-8248-3640-5 pb)
  • Paul James and John Tulloch, eds, Globalization and Culture, Vol. 1: Globalizing Communications, Sage Publications, London, 2010, 352pp. + xlvi (ISBN 978 1 4129 1953 1).
  • Paul James and Peter Mandaville, eds, Globalization and Culture, Vol. 2: Globalizing Religions, Sage Publications, London, 2010, 367pp. + xxxi (ISBN 978 1 4129 1953 1).
  • Paul James and Imre Szeman, eds, Globalization and Culture, Vol. 3: Global-Local Consumption, Sage Publications, London, 2010, 353pp. + xxix (ISBN 978 1 4129 1953 1).
  • Paul James and Manfred B. Steger, eds, Globalization and Culture, Vol. 4: Ideologies of Globalism, Sage Publications, London, 2010, pp.432 + xxxi (ISBN 978 1 4129 1953 1).
  • Christopher Wise and Paul James, eds, Being Arab: Arabism and the Politics of Recognition, Arena Publications, Melbourne, 2010, 265pp. + iv (ISBN 978 0 9804 1581 0).
  • Damian Grenfell and Paul James, eds, Rethinking Insecurity, War and Violence: Beyond Savage Globalization? Routledge, London, 2009, 233pp. + xi (ISBN 0 415 43227 800).
  • James Goodman and Paul James, eds, Nationalism and Global Solidarities: Alternative Projections to Neoliberal Globalisation, Routledge, London, 2007, x+214pp. (ISBN 0 415 38504 0).
  • Paul James and Barry Gills, eds, Globalization and Economy, Vol. 1: Global Markets and Capitalism, Sage Publications, London, 2007, xlvi + 416pp. (ISBN 978 1 4129 1952 4).
  • Paul James and Heikki Patomäki, eds, Globalization and Economy, Vol. 2: Global Finance and the New Global Economy, Sage Publications, London, 2007, xxxiii + 422pp. (ISBN 978 1 4129 1952 4).
  • Paul James and Ronen Palan, eds, Globalization and Economy, Vol. 3: Global Economic Regimes and Institutions, Sage Publications, London, 2007, xxxi + 421pp. (ISBN 978 1 4129 1952 4).
  • Paul James and Robert O’Brien, eds, Globalization and Economy, Vol. 4: Globalizing Labour, Sage Publications, London, 2007, xxxiv + 422pp. (ISBN 978 1 4129 1952 4).
  • Paul James, Globalism, Nationalism, Tribalism: Bringing Theory Back In—Towards a Theory of Abstract Community Vol. II, Sage Publications, London, 2006, xiv+369pp. (ISBN 0 7619 5513 5 hb 0 7619 5414 3 pb).
  • Paul James and Tom Nairn, Globalization and Violence, Vol. 1: Globalizing Empires, Old and New,Sage Publications, London, 2006, xlix + 368pp. (ISBN 1 4129 1954 1).
  • Paul James and Phillip Darby, eds, Globalization and Violence, Vol. 2: Colonial and Postcolonial Globalizations, Sage Publications, London 2006, xxxi + 453pp. (ISBN 1 4129 1954 1).
  • Paul James and Jonathan Friedman, eds, Globalization and Violence, Vol. 3: Globalizing War and Intervention, Sage Publications, London, 2006, xxxii + 359pp. (ISBN 1 4129 1954 1).
  • Paul James and R.R. Sharma, eds, Globalization and Violence, Vol. 4: Transnational Conflict, Sage Publications, London, 2006, xxxiv + 456pp. (ISBN 1 4129 1954 1).
  • Tom Nairn andPaul James, Global Matrix: Nationalism, Globalism and State-Terrorism, Pluto Press, London and New York, 2005, x+304pp. (ISBN 0 7453 2290 5 hb, 0 7453 2291 3 pb).
  • Matthew Sleeth (photographs) and Paul James (text), Tour of Duty: Winning Hearts and Minds in East Timor, Hardie Grant Publishing, Melbourne, 2002, 114pp. (ISBN 0 9579553 1 6 hb, 1 74064 066 7 pb).
  • Paul James, ed., Burning Down the House: Bonfire of the Universities, Association for the Public University with Arena Publications, Melbourne, 2000, 64pp. (ISBN 0 9598181 5 4 pb).
  • Paul James, Walter Veit and Steve Wright, eds, Work of the Future: Global Perspectives,Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1997, xviii + 349 pp. (ISBN 1 86448 447 0 pb).
  • Paul James, Nation Formation: Towards a Theory of Abstract Community, Vol. I, Sage, London, 1996, xv + 237pp. (ISBN 0 7619 5072 9 hb, 0 7619 5073 7 pb).
  • Paul James, ed., The State in Question: Transformations of the Australian State, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1996, x + 261pp. (ISBN 1 86373 673 5 pb).
  • Paul James, ed., Critical Politics: From the Personal to the Global, Arena Publications, Melbourne, 1994, vi + 174pp. (ISBN 0 9598181 4 6 pb).
  • Paul James, ed., Technocratic Dreaming: Of Very Fast Trains and Japanese Designer Cities, Left Book Club, Melbourne, 1990, 240pp. (ISBN 1 875285 03 2 pb).