Books & Papers

Book Publications

The Return of Cosmopolitan Capital: Globalization, the State and War, IB Tauris (2004)

Thinking the Unthinkable: the immigration myth exposed
, IB Tauris, 2002.
Cities and Structural Adjustment
(with Ida Fabricius, Editors), ODA-DPU, UCL Press, June 1996.
The New Untouchables: immigration and the new world worker
, IB Tauris/Penguin (1995).

Jobs for the Poor: A Case Study in Cuttack
(with Sunil Kumar and Colin Rosser), Research Press,     1996.

(Editor) Cities in the 1990: the challenge for developing countries, ODA-DPU,  UCL Press,1992.

National Liberation
, IB Tauris, 1991, Penguin 1992, University of Nevada, 1993.

Cities, Class and Trade: social and economic change in the third world
, IB Tauris, 1991.

The end of the Third World: the Newly Industrialising Countries and the decline of an ideology
, IB Tauris, Penguin, Viking, London and New York, 1986, 1987.

Of Bread and Guns: the world economy in crisis, Penguin, London, 1983.

Economic Development, Cities and Planning: the case of Bombay, Oxford University Press,     Bombay and London, 1978.

The Mandate of Heaven: Marx and Mao in Modern China, Quartet, London, 1978. See website. External link

India-China : Underdevelopment and Revolution
, Vikas and Carolina Academic Press, New Delhi     and Durham, North Carolina, 1974.

Competition and the Corporate Society: British Conservatives, the State and Industry
, 1945-1964, Methuen, London, 1971 and 1973.

Beliefs in Society: the problem of ideology, Watts and Penguin, London, 1967 and 1971.


The Terrorist, Book Guild, Sussex, 2007.

Home: see web site.

The revolt of the Nations: see web site.

0ther (unpublished):
In search of Sonia and other family notes, London, 1995/2005.

Reports, Papers, Contributions to Books (1990-2003)

Migration Commission (Royal Society of Arts, Chairman:
Migration: a Welcome Opportunity, Royal Society of Arts, London, 2005.           

Towards new Theories of Regional and Urban Development
, Economic Research Institute, National University of Mexico (May 2004), reprinted, Economic and Political Weekly, Mumbai (12 Feb.2005)

(with Frank Ellis): New thinking about urban and rural development, DFID, Jul.2004

The impact of the reform of International Trade on Urban and Rural Change
, DFID, April 2004

Cities and Globalisation, paper prepared for World Bank Urban Research Symposium, Washington, Dec. 2002.   

(with Patrick Wakely), Cities Alliance: An Assessment of the First Three Years, final report, Cities Alliance, Washington DC, Nov. 2002.

Preparing an economic and strategic vision for a city, in Mila Freire and Richard Stren, The  challenges of urban government: readings on policy and practice, World Bank Institute and the Center for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto, Sept. 2000. 
Globalisation and the Management of Cities, invited paper, Key territorial issues in an era of globalisation and localisation (Spatial development policies and territorial governance). OECD seminar, 10-11 April 2,000, Paris. Published in Towards a New Role for Spatial Planning, OECD, 2001.

Garment making and urbanisation: an introductory study of four cases (Shubra el-Kheima, Egypt; Tirupur, India; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Shenzhen, China), Urban Partnership, Working Paper series No. 6, World Bank, Washington DC, 1999.

Overview: the future of urbanisation Asia(1999), in Graham P.Chapman, Ashok K.Dutt and Robert W. Brodnock (Eds):Urban Growth and Development in Asia, Vol.1: Making the Cities Work, Ashgate, Basingstoke:6-18.),

Las ciudades y el cambio structural, in  Javier Delgado y Blanca R.Ramirez (Eds.), Territorio y Cultura en la Ciudad de     Mexico, Tomo 1: Transiciones; Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana y Plaza y Valdes, Mexico:25-36.   

Should Europe end immigration controls? Paper invited for the 9th General Conference, European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, Paris, Sept. 1999. Published European Journal of Development Research (June 2000).

The freedom to move
, pp.265-280, in Gareth Dale and Mike Cole, The European Union and Migrant Labour, Berg, 1999.

Cities in a global economy: structural change and policy reactions
, Urban Studies, Vol. 34,  No.10, 1997.

The economic future of Ji-Long City (Taiwan), RSP-DPU, Singapore, April 1997.

Myanmar: Poverty, Human Settlements and Economic Development
, UNCHS/UNDP, Jan. 1996; published as DPU Working Paper No. 78, July 1996; version forthcoming UNDP,  New York.

The Warmaking State and privatisation, (with David Lockwood), paper for ESE/EMOT Workshop, Processes of Industrial Transformation: East-Central Europe and East Asian Comparisons, Budapest, May 1995; revised version published The Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 33, No.5, June 1997, pp.597-634 (awarded the Dudley Seers Memorial Prize, 1998).

Bombay and Structural Adjustment, in Sujata Patel and Alice Thorner (Eds.), Bombay: Metaphor for Modern India, Oxford University Press, Bombay, 1995.

Cultural diversity and economic development: migration, paper for OECD-Government of Australia Conference, Melbourne, Nov. 1994, published in OECD, Cities and the new Global Economy: Conference Proceedings, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, 1995, Vol. 1,pp. 294-305. Cities in the new global economy, paper, as above.

Structural adjustment and cities: three papers, DPU Working Paper No.63, London, Sept. 1994. Urbanisation and developing countries: a world view, The Urban Foundation Johannesburg, 1994.

The economic future of I-Lan County(Taiwan) DPU-RSP, Singapore, May 1994.

Nationalism and Development
, in Renee Prendergast and Frances Stewart (Eds.), Market forces and world development, Development Studies Association/Macmillan, London, 1994.

Urban economic development in Europe: five case studies, USAID, City of Warsaw seminar on Economic Development Issues and Options, Warsaw, 10 Dec. 1993.

Slum dwellers and the Cuttack labour market, Report for the Overseas Development Administration, London, 1993.

Mexican trade and Mexico-US economic relations
, in Neil Harvey (Ed.), Mexico: dilemmas of transition, Institute of Latin American Studies(University of London) and British Academic Press, London and New York, 1993, pp.151-172.

The urban environment in developing countries,  (main author), UNDP, New York,1992.

Cd. Juarez: urban issues survey(contributor), Urban Development Division, Discussion  Paper, World Bank,1992.
States, economic development and the Asian Pacific Rim, in Richard P. Appelbaum and Jeffrey Henderson (Eds.), States and economic development in the Asian Pacific Rim, Sage, Newbury Park, 1992, pp.71-84.

The urban contribution to national economic growth in Nepal, Royal Government of Nepal(mimeo), UNDP/World Bank, 1991/DPU Working Paper 60, DPU, London, 1992.

The Greater London Council, paper for an international seminar, held by Emplasa, Sao Paulo State, Brazil, on the Planning and Management of Sao Paulo, May 1990, published in SEP et al., Sao Paolo Metropole: Planejamento e Gestao, Nova Stella, Sao Paulo, 1991

The economics of the urban environment in developing countries
, DPU Working Paper 1990.

The Pacific Rim and Mexico’s external economic relationships
, DPU Working Paper 19, 1990, published in my City, class and trade: social and economic change in the third world, IB Tauris, London, 1991.

Mexico-US economic relationships in a world context published in Spanish in Arturo Anguiano(Coord.), La Modernizacion de Mexico, UAM-Xochimilco, 1990.

Urbanisation and economic development, ODA-commissioned paper for French Government conference of international aid donors, Lille, Nov. 1989, published in Les Villes: Moteurs du developpement economique des pays du Tiers Monde, , Ville de Lille, 1990, Vo.2.

The key to Korean development: economic nationalism or world economy?
paper, Colloquium on Economic Development in East Asia, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1992.


Nigel Harris has also published many hundreds of articles elsewhere – see The Economic and Political Weekly (1960s-2000s); Habitat International, Oxford (1970s-1990s); International Socialism, London (1960s-80s);European Challenge, European Policy Centre, Brussels (2001-5); reviews, see Development Policy Review, Overseas Development Institute, London.