Faculty Biography

Bruce London

Bruce London, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Sociology
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Office: Jefferson 411
Phone: (508) 793-7242
Email: blondon@clarku.edu


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.

Selected Publications

Helen Scharber, Cristina Lucier, Anna Rosofsky, John Shandra, and Bruce London. Forthcoming. "The Consequences of Exposure to Developmental, Neurological and Respiratory Toxins for School Performance: A Closer Look at Environmental Ascription in East Baton Rouge, LA." Population & Environment.

Rosofsky, Anna, Cristina Lucier, Bruce London, and John Shandra. Forthcoming. "Environmental Ascription in Worcester County, MA: Toxic Pollution and Education Outcomes." Local Environment.

Shandra, John M., Carrie L. Shandra and Bruce London. Forthcoming. "The International Monetary Fund, Structural Adjustment, and Infant Mortality: A Cross-national Analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa." Journal of Poverty.

Carrie L. Shandra, John M. Shandra and Bruce London. 2011. "World Bank Structural Adjustment, Water, and Sanitation: A Cross-national Analysis of Child Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa." Organization & Environment. Vol. 24, No. 2: 107-129.

Lucier, Cristina, Anna Rosofsky, Bruce London, Helen Scharber, and John M. Shandra. 2011. "Toxic Pollution and School Performance Scores: Environmental Ascription in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana." Organization & Environment. Vol. 24, No. 4:421-441.

Legot, Cristina, Bruce London, Anna Rosofsky and John M. Shandra. 2011. "Proximity to Industrial Toxins and Childhood Respiratory, Developmental, and Neurological Diseases: Environmental Ascription in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana". Population & Environment. Available online 15 June 2011.

Shandra, John and Bruce London. 2011. "World Bank Lending and Deforestation." International Sociology. Vol. 26, No. 3:292-314.

Shandra, John and Bruce London. 2011. "Do Debt-For-Nature Swaps Matter for Deforestation?" Sociological Forum. Vol. 26, No. 2: 381-410.

Legot, Cristina, Bruce London and John Shandra. 2010. "Environmental Ascription: High Volume Polluters and Human Capital." Organization & Environment Vol. 23, no. 3:271-90.

Shandra, John M., Eran Shor and Bruce London. 2009. "World Polity, Unequal Ecological Exchange, and Organic Water Pollution: A Cross-National Analysis." Human Ecology Review 16: 53-63

“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).