Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Dr Michael J Bloomfield

Lecturer in international development with expertise in the political economy of resource supply chains, the environment, and development

LecturerBA, MA, PhD

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Latest publication

Bloomfield, M.J. (Forthcoming, February 2017). Dirty Gold: How Activism Transformed the Jewelry Industry. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


Michael Bloomfield is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Development at the University of Bath. He is a Research Associate at the Oxford Department of International Development and a Research Fellow at the Earth System Governance Project.

His research focuses on global environmental politics with a particular interest in the role of business and civil society actors in the regulation of global commodity chains.

He consults leading development agencies and governmental bodies on the environmental management of extractive industries in both developing and developed countries. Prior to his current position, Michael spent three years as Departmental Lecturer in Global Governance at the University of Oxford. He has also taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he completed his PhD in International Relations.

Research interests

  • International Political Economy
  • Environmental and Resource Politics
  • Global Commodity Chains
  • Business Power and Agency
  • South-South Trade
  • Transnational Activism

Current projects

  • Business power and agency in global environmental politics
  • South-South trade and the political economy of tea in Sri Lanka


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Bloomfield, M. J., 2017. Dirty Gold:How Activism Transformed the Jewelry Industry. MIT Press. (Earth System Governance)


Bloomfield, M. and Schleifer, P., 2017. Tracing Failure of Coral Reef Protection in Nonstate Market-Driven Governance. Global Environmental Politics, 17 (4), pp. 127-146.

Bloomfield, M., 2017. Global production networks and activism:can activists change mining practices by targeting brands? New Political Economy, 22 (6), pp. 727-742.

Bloomfield, M. J., 2014. Shame campaigns and environmental justice: corporate shaming as activist strategy. Environmental Politics, 23 (2), pp. 263-281.

Bloomfield, M. J., 2012. Is Forest Certification a Hegemonic Force? The FSC and its Challengers. The Journal of Environment & Development, 21 (4), pp. 391-413.

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