Trained in German and American Studies as well as Political Science in Frankfurt, Keil’s research interests are many and include urban governance, global cities, infectious disease and cities, urban infrastructures and urban political ecology. Currently he is collaborating on Comparing Metropolitan Governance in Transatlantic Perspective, a SSHRC-funded project comparing policy, politics and governance in Toronto, Montréal, Frankfurt/M. and Paris. In addition, Keil is the co-editor of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (IJURR) and a co-founder of the International Network for Urban Research and Action (INURA).
Among his publications are Los Angeles: Urbanization, Globalization and Social Struggles (Chichester: John Wiley, 1998); Nature and the City: Making Environmental Policy in Toronto and Los Angeles (with Gene Desfor) (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, Nature and Society Series, 2004); (ed. with N.Brenner) The Global Cities Reader (London und New York: Routledge, 2006); ed. with S.H.Ali, Networked Disease: Emerging Infections and the Global City. (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008); ed. with J.A.Boudreau and D.Young, Changing Toronto: Governing the Neoliberal City (Toronto: UTP 2009); ed. with Rianne Mahon, Leviathan Undone? The Political Economy of Scale. (Vancouver: UBC Press 2009).
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