Other Degrees: MRP Cornell University (1995) BA Cornell University (1987)
Politics of planning and development
Feminist and critical theory
Comparative market regulation
South and Southeast Asia
Rankin, K. N. and H. McLean. 2015. ‘Governing the commercial streets of the city: New terrains of disinvestment and gentrification in Toronto’s inner suburbs’, Antipode 47(1): 216-239.
Nightingale, A. J. and Rankin, K. N. 2015. ‘The Challenges for Adaptation to Climate Change in Nepal: social marginalisation and contentious politics,’ in Shrestha, K. ed. Inclusive Urbanism, Routledge. Second author.
Nightingale, A. J. and K. N. Rankin. 2014. ‘Political Transformations: Collaborative Feminist Scholarship in Nepal,’ special issue on ‘Cultural Politics of Gendered Identity, Place and Positionality’ in Himalaya. Equal contribution in joint authorship.
Rankin, K.N. 2013. ‘A Critical Geography of Poverty Finance,’ Third World Quarterly 34(4): 551-572.
Rankin, K.N. 2013. ‘Polanyian Pedagogies in Planning and Economic Geography,’ Environment and Planning A 45: 1650-1655.
Rankin, K. 2011. ‘Assemblage and the Politics of Thick Description,’ City 15(5): 671-677.
Rankin, K. N. and J. Delaney. 2011. ‘Community BIAs as Practices of Assemblage: Contingent Politics in the Neoliberal City,’ Environment and Planning A 43:1363-1380.
Mazer, K. and K.N. Rankin. 2011. ‘The Social Space of Gentrification: Limits to Neighborhood Accessibility in Toronto’s Downtown West,’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 29(5): 822 – 839. Equal participation in joint authorship.
Rankin, K. N. 2010. ‘Toward a more ambitious role for economic geography in response to the Global Financial Crisis’, Dialogues in Human Geography 1(1), 26-28.
Rankin, K. N. 2010. ‘Reflexivity and post-colonial critique: Toward an ethics of accountability in planning praxis,’ Planning Theory 9(3): 1-19.
Rankin, K. N. 2009. ‘Planning praxis and critical development studies,’ City 13(2-3): 216-226.
Rankin, K. N. 2008. ‘Manufacturing rural finance in Vietnam: Contested governance, market societies, entrepreneurial subjects,’ Geoforum 39(6): 1965-1977.
Shakya, Y. B. and K. N. Rankin. 2008. ‘The Politics of Subversion in Development Practice: Microfinance in Nepal and Vietnam,’ Journal of Development Studies 44(8): 1214-1235. Equal participation in joint authorship.
Goonewardena, K. and K. N. Rankin. 2004. ‘The Desire Called Civil Society: A Contribution to the Critique of a Bourgeois Category,’ Planning Theory 3(2): 117-149. Equal participation in joint authorship.
Goonewardena, K., K. N. Rankin and S. Weinstock. 2004. ‘Diversity and Planning Education: A Canadian Perspective,’ Canadian Planning and Policy [a joint initiative of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Canadian Journal of Urban Research (CJUR), formerly a CJUR supplement] 13:1 Supplement 2004: 1-27. Equal participation in joint authorship.
Rankin, K. N. 2003. ‘Anthropologies and Geographies of Globalization,’ Progress in Human Geography 27(6): 708-734.
Rankin, K. N. 2003. ‘Cultures of Economies: Gender and Socio-Spatial Change in Nepal,’ Gender, Place and Culture 10(2): 111-129.
Rankin, K. N. 2002. ‘Social Capital, Microfinance, and the Politics of Development,’ Journal of Feminist Economics 8(1): 1-24. [Reprinted in Jude Fernando, ed., 2006. Perils and Prospects of Micro-Credit: Neoliberalism and Cultural Politics of Empowerment (London: Routledge), pp. 89-111]
Mayer, M. and K. N. Rankin. 2002. ‘Social Capital and (Community) Development: a North/South perspective,’ Antipode 34(4): 804-808. Equal participation in joint authorship.
Rankin, K. N. 2001. ‘Governing Development: Neoliberalism, Microcredit, and Rational Economic Woman,’ Economy and Society 30(1): 18-37.
Rankin, K. N. 2001. ‘Planning and the Politics of Social Needs: Lessons from Financial Market Regulation in Nepal,’ International Planning Studies 6(1): 89-102.
Henders, S. J., et al. [8 co-authors]. 2001. ‘Democracy and Identity Conflicts in Asia: Identifying the Issues for Canada and Multilateral Institutions’, Canadian Foreign Policy 9(1): 55-66.
Rankin, K. N. 1996. ‘Planning for Equity: Ethical Principles from Newar Representations of Finance,’ Studies in Nepali History and Society 1(2): 395-421.
Rankin, K.N. 2012. ‘Economic Geographies of Global Governance: Rules, rationalities, and‘relational comparisons’, pp. 307-323. In Barnes T, Sheppard E, Peck J, eds, The Wiley- Blackwell
Companion to Economic Geography. Oxford: Blackwell.
Rankin, K. N. 2012. ‘The Praxis of Planning and Contributions of Critical Development Studies’, pp. 102-116. In Brenner N, Marcuse P and Mayer M, eds, Cities for People, Not for Profit. New York: Routledge.
Rankin K. N. 2009. ‘Globalization, Cultural’, pp. 570-580. In Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 4. Oxford: Elsevier.
Ninglekhu, S. and K. N. Rankin, 2008, ‘Neighborhood Associations as Civic Space in Kathmandu: Progressive and Regressive Possibilities,’ pp. 151-174. In Amrita Daniere and Michael Douglass (eds.), The Politics of Civic Space in Asia: Building Urban Communities. New York: Routledge. Equal participation in joint authorship.
Rankin, K. N. and Y. B. Shakya, 2007, ‘Neoliberalising the Grassroots: Microfinance and the Politics of Development in Nepal,’ pp. 48-76. In Kim England and Kevin Ward (eds.), Neo-
liberalisation: Networks, States, Peoples. Oxford: Blackwell. Lead author
Rankin, K.N, 2006. ‘Social Capital, Microfinance, and the Politics of Development,’ pp. 89-111. In Jude Fernando, (ed.), Perils and Prospects of Micro-Credit: Neoliberalism and Cultural Politics of Empowerment. London: Routledge.
Rankin, K. N. 2003. ‘Neoliberalism and Newar Economics of Practice: Gender and the Politics of Consciousness in a Nepalese Merchant Community,’ pp. 127-146. In Gracia Clark (ed.), Gender and Economic Life, in the series Monographs in Economic Anthropology. Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press.
Rankin, K. N. and K. Goonewardena. 2003. ‘The Political Economy of Ethnic Conflict in Asia: Democracy Beyond Democracy,’ pp. 95-116. In Susan Henders (ed.), Identity and Ethnic Conflict in Asia. Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield. Equal participation in joint authorship.
Rankin, K. N. 1999. ‘The Predicament of Labor: Kamaiya Practices and the Ideology of Freedom,’ pp. 27-45. In H. Skar (ed.), Nepal: Tharu and Tarai Neighbors. Biblioteca Himalayica Series III, Volume 16, ed. H.K. Kuloy. Kathmandu: Biblioteca Himalayica.
Rankin, K. N. 2004. The Cultural Politics of Markets: Economic Liberalization and Social Change in Nepal. Pluto Press and University of Toronto Press. 88,265 words.
Research Clusters: Cities and Everyday Life, Political Spaces