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Professor Amin is known for his work on the geographies of modern living: cities and regions as relationally constituted; globalisation as everyday process; the economy as cultural entity; race and multiculture as a hybrid of biopolitics and vernacular practices. He has held Fellowships and Visiting Professorships at a number of European Universities. He has been founding co-editor of the Review of International Political Economy, and is currently associate editor of City, and on the advisory board of a number of international journals. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of Academy of Social Sciences, and Foreign Member of the Italian Academia Nazionale Dei Lincei. He holds an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University and is Foreign Secretary of the British Academy. He was awarded a CBE in 2014 for his contributions to social science.


Professor Amin's current research is on European Union and Disunion (supported by the British Academy), slum ecologies, urban infrastructures, and the mental health of migrants in Shanghai (ESRC-Newton funded). He continues to work on cultures of risk.


Key publications: 

Amin, A. and Howell, P. (eds.), 2016. Releasing the Commons: Rethinking the Futures of the Commons, Routledge. 238pp.

Amin, A. and Thrift, N., 2016. Seeing Like a City, Polity. 216pp.

Amin, A.H. and Thrift, N., 2013. The Arts of the Political: New Openings for the Left, Duke University Press.

Amin, A.H., 2012. Land of Strangers, Polity Press.

Amin, A. (ed.), 2009. The Social Economy, Zed Books.

Amin, A. and O'Neill, M. (eds.), 2009. Thinking About Almost Everything, Profile Books.

Amin, A. and Roberts, J. (eds.), 2008. Community, Economic Creativity and Organization, Oxford University Press.

Amin, A. and Roberts, J. (eds.), 2008. Community, Economic Creativity, and Organization, Oxford University Press. 324pp.

Amin, A. and Thrift, N. (eds.), 2004. The Blackwell Cultural Economy Reader, Blackwell.

Amin, A.H. and Cohendet, P., 2004. Architectures of Knowledge, Oxford University Press.

Amin, A., Massey, D.B. and Thrift, N.J., 2003. Decentering the Nation A Radical Approach to Regional Inequality, Compas. 45pp.

Amin, A., Cameron, A. and Hudson, R., 2002. Placing the Social Economy, Routledge. 147pp.

Amin, A.H. and Thrift, N., 2002. Cities: Re-imagining the Urban, Polity Press.

Amin, A., Massey, D.B. and Thrift, N.J., 2000. Cities for the Many Not the Few, Policy Press. 48pp.

Amin, A. (ed.), 1997. Beyond Market and Hierarchy Interactive Governance and Social Complexity, Edward Elgar Pub. 327pp.

Amin, A. (ed.), 1995. Post-Fordism A Reader, Wiley-Blackwell. 448pp.

Amin, A. (ed.), 1995. Behind the Myth of European Union Prospects for Cohesion, Routledge. 334pp.

Amin, A. and Thrift, N. (eds.), 1994. Globalisation, Institutions and Regional Development in Europe, Oxford University Press.

Amin, A. (ed.), 1991. Towards a New Europe? Structural Change in the European Economy, Edward Elgar Pub. 241pp.

Amin, A. and Goddard, J.B. (eds.), 1986. Technological Change, Industrial Restructuring and Regional Development, Allen & Unwin.

Teaching and Supervisions


Part II (final year) course Changing Cultures of Risk

Other Professional Activities

  • Foreign Secretary and Vice-President, British Academy
  • Chair, Smuts Memorial Fund, Cambridge University
  • Member, Advisory Board, COMPAS, Oxford University
Head of Department of Geography

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