Mr. London received a B.A. from Bates College in 1968, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut at Storrs in 1973 and 1977, respectively. He has been at Clark since 1990 and is affiliated with the program in Urban Development and Social Change.
Current Research and Teaching
Mr. London's principal research areas include environmental sociology, Third World urbanization, development and underdevelopment, and social demography.
"World Polity, Unequal Ecological Exchange, and Water Pollution: A Cross-National Analysis”. Forthcoming - Human Ecology Review. Co-authored with John Shandra and Eran Shor.
“Dependency, Democracy, and Infant Mortality: A Quantitative, Cross-National Analysis of Less Developed Countries.” Social Science and Medicine (2004) 59: 321-333. Co-authored with John M. Shandra, Jenna E. Nobles and John B. Williamson
“International Nongovernmental Organizations and Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the Developing World: A Quantitative, Cross-National Analysis.” Sociological Inquiry (2004) Vol. 74, Number 4, pp 520-545. Co-authored with John M. Shandra, Owen P. Whooley and John B. Williamson
“ Multinational Corporations, Democracy, and Child Mortality: A Quantitative, Cross-National Analysis of Less Developed Countries.” Social Indicators Research (2005) 73:267-293. Co authored with John M. Shandra, Jenna E. Nobles and John B. Williamson.
“Global Capitalism and Flows of Foreign Direct Investment: A Quantitative, Cross-National Analysis.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology (2003) 44: 199-238. Co-authored with John M. Shandra and Robert J. S. Ross.
"Environmental Degradation, Environmental Sustainability, and Overurbanization: A Quantitative, Cross-National Analysis."Sociological Perspectives (2003):46-3. Pp 309-329 (with J. Shandra and J.B. Williamson).
"Transnational Economic Linkages, the State, and Dependent Development in South Korea, 1966-1988: A Time-Series Analysis." Social Forces , 72, 2(December 1993):315-345 (with Y. Bradshaw and Y. J. Kim).
"The Social and Political Participation of Black Americans: Compensatory and Ethnic Community Perspectives Revisited." Social Forces , 70(March 1992):681-702 (with C. Ellison).
"National Politics, International Investment, and Basic Needs Provision: A Cross-National Analysis." Social Forces , 69(December 1990):565-584 (with B. Williams).
"Dependence, Distorted Development, and Fertility Trends in Non-Core Nations: A Structural Analysis of Cross-National Data." American Sociological Review , 53, 4(August 1988):606-618.
"Urban Bias, Dependence, and Economic Stagnation in Non-Core Nations." American Sociological Review , 53, 3(June 1988):454-463 (with D. Smith).