Patrick Bond has longstanding research interests and applied work in global governance and national policy debates, in urban communities and with global justice movements in several countries. He is professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Development Studies where since 2004 he has directed the Centre for Civil Society. His research focuses on political economy, environment (energy, water and climate change), social policy and geopolitics, with publications covering South Africa, Zimbabwe, the African continent and global-scale processes.
In service to the new South African government, Patrick authored/edited more than a dozen policy papers from 1994-2002,including the Reconstruction and Development Programme and the RDP White Paper.He held other positions at Johannesburg NGOs (the National Institute for Economic Policy,1996-97 and Planact, 1990-94); at the University of Zimbabwe’s Department of Political and Administrative Studies (1989-90); and in Washington, DC at the Institute for Policy Studies, Pacifica Radio, MarketPlace Radio, and several international trade unions (late 1980s). He was also active in the international anti-apartheid movement and US student and community movements.
Patrick currently also serves as visiting professor at Gyeongsang National University Institute of Social Sciences, South Korea. He is an external examiner at the University of Mauritius, and was also visiting professor in 2008 at State University of New York (Geneseo); in 2007 at Stellenbosch University; in 2006 at Chulalongkorn University’s Focus on the Global South Course on Globalisation and Civil Society, Thailand; in 2005 at the Central European University Summer School on Transnational Flows, Structures, Agents and the Idea of Development, Hungary; in 2004 at the Africa University Institute for Peace, Leadership and Governance, Zimbabwe; in 2003 at York University’s Department of Political Science and Faculty of Environmental Sciences; and in 1999 at the Yokohama National University Department of Economics. He lectured from 1997-2004 at the University of the Witwatersrand’s Graduate School of Public and Development Management in Johannesburg where he founded the doctoral programme and co-directed the Municipal Services Project, and was assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in 1994-95.
Guest lecture sites where Patrick has presented over the last five years include numerous conferences and civil society organisations, as well as academic institutions: Africa (Mutare), Alberta (Edmonton), Autonoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco (Mexico City), Binghamton, Botswana, California (Berkeley), Cambridge, Carleton (Ottawa), Catholic (Porto Alegre), Central European (Budapest), Centre de Cultura Contemporània (Barcelona), Centro Internacional Miranda (Caracas), Chulalongkorn (Bangkok), City University of New York, Clark (Massachusetts), Curtin (Perth), El Colegio de Mexico (Mexico City), Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Free (Berlin), Georgetown, Gothenburg, Gyeongsang (Jinju), Harvard, Illinois (Urbana), Korea (Seoul), London, London School of Economics, London School of Oriental and African Studies, Massachusetts (Amherst), McGill (Montreal), Michigan State, Minnesota (Minneapolis), Murdoch (Perth), Nairobi, Newcastle (Australia), North Carolina, Oslo, Ottawa, Oxford, Queens (Kingston), Ryerson (Toronto), SongKongHoe (Seoul), State University of New York (Geneseo), Stanford, Stellenbosch, Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, Toronto, Warwick, Wisconsin (Madison), Yokohama National, and York (Toronto).
Patrick’s books include: Climate Change, Carbon Trading and Civil Society: Negative Returns on South African Investments (co-edited with Rehana Dada and Graham Erion for Rozenberg Publishers and UKZN Press, 2008, 2007); A Pilhagem na frica (Sururu Produções Culturais, Lisbon and South Links, Rio de Janeiro 2008); Enclavity in African Economies: The Work of Guy Mhone (edited for Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa and International Development Economics Associates, 2007); The Accumulation of Capital in Southern Africa: Rosa Luxemburg’s Contemporary Relevance (co-edited with Horman Chitonge and Arndt Hopfmann for CCS and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, 2007); Looting Africa: The Economics of Exploitation (Zed Books and the University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2006); Talk Left, Walk Right: South Africa’s Frustrated Global Reforms (UKZN Press, 2006, 2004); Trouble in the Air: Global Warming and the Privatised Atmosphere (edited with Rehana Dada for CCS and TransNational Institute, 2005); Elite Transition: From Apartheid to Neoliberalism in South Africa (UKZN Press, 2005, 2000); Fanon’s Warning: A Civil Society Reader on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Africa World Press, CCS and AIDC, 2005, 2002); Against Global Apartheid: South Africa meets the World Bank, IMF and International Finance (Zed Books and the University of Cape Town Press, 2003, 2001); Zimbabwe’s Plunge: Exhausted Nationalism, Neoliberalism and the Search for Social Justice (coauthored with Masimba Manyanya for UKZN Press, Merlin Press, Weaver Press and Africa World Press, 2003, 2002); Unsustainable South Africa: Environment, Development and Social Protest (UKZN Press and Merlin Press, 2002); Cities of Gold, Townships of Coal: South Africa’s New Urban Crisis (Africa World Press, 2000); An RDP Policy Audit (coauthored with Meshack Khosa for Human Sciences Research Council Press, 1999); and Uneven Zimbabwe: A Study of Finance, Development and Underdevelopment (Africa World Press, 1998). Forthcoming books include: Uneven and Combined South Africa: Crony Capitalism, Paranoid Nationalism, Tokenist Welfarism (coauthored with Ashwin Desai for Zed Books and UKZN Press); Foreign Policy, Bottom-Up: A South African Diary of 21st Century Popular Globalisation (co-edited with Ashwin Desai for the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva and UKZN Press); and African Social Movements (coedited with Eunice Sahle for Lexington Books).
Since 2003, Patrick’s refereed journal articles have appeared in: Development and Change (2008); Studies in Political Economy (2008); Societies without Borders (2008); Law, Social Justice and Global Development (2008, 2008); Law, Democracy & Development (2008); Journal of Peacebuilding and Development (2008, 2004); Review of African Political Economy (2008, 2007, 2005, 2004); Global Social Policy (2007); Alternatives Sud (2007, 2006); International Journal of Health Services (2007, 2007, 2003); Safundi: Journal of South African and American Studies (2007); Capitalism Nature Socialism (2009 2008 2007, 2006, 2004); Agenda (2007); Africanus (2007, 2007); Tensoes Mundiais (2007); Development Dialogue (2007); Journal of International Affairs, (2006); Third World Quarterly (2006); Asian Exchange (2006); Voluntas (2006); Contra/Relatos (2006); Policy Studies (2005); International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (2005); Africa Review of Books (2005); Das Argument (2005); Monthly Review (2005, 2004, 1999); South Atlantic Quarterly 2004); Historical Materialism (2004); Global Dialogue (2004); Ecologia Politica (2004); Afriche e Oriente(2004); Development Update (2004); South African Journal of Human Rights (2003); Society in Transition (2003); Austrian Journal of Development Studies (2003); and Urban Forum (2003). Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies (2007) WeltTrends (2007) Cricital Currents no. (2007 2007) Radical History Review (2009) Africa Institute of South Africa (2008) Review of Radical Political Economics (2009) Journal of World Systems Research (1999, 2001) Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (2007 2005 2001) thecommoner (2009)Capital & Class (1990)
Chapters have recently been published in the following books: International
Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences (Macmillan, 2008); Neoliberalism and
Globalization in Africa: Contestations from the Embattled Continent (Palgrave, 2008); Decentralization and Planning: Contested Spaces for Public Action in the Global South (Taylor and Francis, 2008); Klima for ny Oljepolitikk (Norad and Attac, 2008); Encyclopedia of the Modern World (Macmillan, 2008); Electric Capitalism (HSRC Press, 2008); Africa in the Global Power Play (Adonis Abbey, 2007); Experiencias de Crisis y Estrategias de Desarrollo (El Colegio de Mexico Press, 2007); Political Economy and Global Capitalism: The 21st Century, Present and Future (Anthem Press, 2007); Neoliberalism, Globalization, and Inequalities: Consequences for Health and Quality of Life (Baywood, 2007); Apartheid: The South African Mirror (Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, 2007); From the Slave Trade to ‘Free’ Trade: How Trade Undermines Democracy and Justice in Africa (Fahamu, 2007); Contesting Neoliberalism: The Urban Frontier (Guildford Press, 2008); Global Civil Society 2006/07 (Sage, 2007); A Political Programme for the World Social Forum? (CACIM and CCS, 2007); Social Policy in Sub-Saharan African Context (Palgrave Macmillan and UN Research Institute for Social Development, 2007); Theories and Practices of Alternative Economic Systems Gyeongsang National University Institute for Social Sciences, 2007); The World Bank: Poverty, Development and Hegemony( UKZN Press, 2007); Political Economy of the Present and Possible Global Future(s), Anthem Press, 2007); G8 Macht Politik: Wie die Welt Beherrscht Wird (Brandes and Apsel, 2007); Evil Paradises: The Dreamworlds of Neoliberalism (New Press, 2007); Norway in Africa (Norwegian Council for Africa, 2007); Electric Capitalism (Human Sciences Research Council Press, 2007); Decentralization and Planning: Changing Roles for the State, Market and Civil Society (Routledge, 2007); South African International Affairs Yearbook (SA Institute for International Affairs, 2006); Articulations (CCS and Africa World Press, 2006); Permanent Revolution: Results and Prospects 100 Years On (Pluto Press, 2006); Challenging Hegemony: Social Movements in Post-Apartheid South Africa and the Quest for a New Humanity (Africa World Press, 2006); Public Problems, Private Solutions? New Trends from Globalizing Cities in the South (Ashgate, 2005); Debating Globalisation (Polity Press, 2005); Global Health Watch (Zed Books, 2005); Local Economic Development in the Developing World: The Experience of Southern Africa (Transaction Publishers, 2005); African Voices on Development and Social Justice (Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, 2005); A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English (Edinburgh University Press, 2005); Globalisation, Inequalities and the Commodification of Life and Well-Being (Adonis and Abbey Publishers, 2005); Neoliberalism: A Critical Reader (Pluto Press, 2005); The Politics of Empire: Globalisation in Crisis (Pluto Press, 2004); Socialist Register (Merlin Press, 2004, 1996); Democratising South African Foreign Policy (Lexington Books, 2004); Contesting Public Sector Reforms: Critical Perspectives, International Debates (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004); Sickness and Wealth: The Corporate Assault on Global Health (South End Press, 2004); African Development Perspective Yearbook (Institute for World Economics and International Management, 2004); For a Fistful of Dollars: Bargaining with Africa’s Future (Norwegian Council for Africa, 2003); Governance and Globalisation (University of Cape Town Press,2003); Globalization: Critical Perspectives (Nova Press, 2003); Confronting Fragmentation: Housing and Urban Development in a Democratising Society (University of Cape Town Press, 2003); Globalisation: The Emerging Issues (Directed Initiative Press,2003); Ambiguous Restructurings of Post-Apartheid Cape Town: The Spatial Form of Socio-Political Change (Lit Verlag, 2003); Transforming South Africa (University of Hamburg Institute fuer Afrika-Kunde, 2003). The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World (Oxford University Press 2008) Globalization and the Washington
Consensus: its influence on democracy and development in the south (CLACSO, Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales, 2008) Globalisation and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy (2009)
Patrick also has a column at ZNet commentaries http://www.zmag.org and writes regularly for other popular publications, including The Mercury, Counterpunch, Foreign Policy in Focus, GreenLeft Weekly and Pambazuka. He has also published recently in the magazines OpenSpace, Multinational Monitor, Die Vrye Afrikaan, State of Nature, African Review of Books, El Viejo Topo, Open Democracy, Fantomas, Le Passant Ordinaire, Development Update, Socialist Review, Chain Reaction, Shopsteward, Africa Focus, Portside, Ciranda Afro and African World.
Patrick earned his doctorate in economic geography at Johns Hopkins (1985-92), following studies at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance (Philadelphia, 1983-85) and an undergraduate economics degree at Swarthmore College (Philadelphia, 1979-83). He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1961, and has a son, Jan (born in 1995).