Loraine Kennedy is a CNRS research director at the Centre for South Asian Studies (Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud, CNRS-EHESS, Paris). Her research is situated at the crossroads of political economy and political geography and focuses on contemporary India. Her current work engages with state spatial rescaling, the politics of urban development and metropolitan governance in India and in international comparison. She is currently serving as trustee of the Urban Studies Foundation.

Her latest publications in English include:

Kennedy, L. (2020). Actors and shifting scales of urban governance in India. In D. Labbé & A. Sorensen (Eds.), International Handbook on Megacities and Megacity Regions (pp. 101-118). Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar.

Kennedy, L. (2020). The Politics of Land Acquisition in Haryana: Managing Dominant Caste Interests in the Name of Development. Journal of Contemporary Asia, 50(5), 743-760. (Special issue: The Politics of Caste in India’s New Land Wars, coordinated by Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Siddharth Sareen & Patrik Oskarsson)
Kennedy, L. (2013). The politics of economic restructuring in India: Economic governance and state spatial rescaling. Routledge.

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