Michael is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Development in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences 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 and the politics of global supply chains. He consults on the environmental management of extractive industries in both developing and developed countries. Prior to his current position, Michael was 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.


Books (Peer-Reviewed):

  • 2019 Bloomfield, M.J., and Maconachie, R. Gold. Under contract with Polity Press. Part of the Resources series (Series Ed. Louise Knight). Anticipated publication date: December 2019. 2017
  • Bloomfield, M.J. Dirty gold: how activism transformed the jewelry industry. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Articles (Peer-Reviewed): 

  • 2017 Bloomfield, M.J. and Schleifer, P. Tracing failure of coral reef protection in nonstate market-driven governance. Global Environmental Politics 17 (4): 127-146. 2017
  • Bloomfield, M.J. (2017) Global production networks and activism: Can activists change mining practices by targeting brands? New Political Economy 22 (6): 727-742. 2014
  • Bloomfield, M.J. (2014) Shame campaigns and environmental justice: Corporate shaming as activist strategy. Environmental Politics 23 (2): 263-281. 2012
  • Bloomfield, M.J. (2012) Is forest certification a hegemonic force? The FSC and its challengers. Journal of Environment and Development 21 (4): 391-413.

Working Papers and Reports:

  • 2015 Schleifer, P., and M.J. Bloomfield. (2015) When institutions fail: legitimacy, (de)legitimation and the failure of private governance systems. EUI Working Papers, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies 2015/36. 2012 Environmental management for extractives. EPS-PEAKS, DFID, London, UK. 2010
  • Bloomfield, M.J. (2010) Concerning gold, Tiffany, Wal-Mart and governance: how does variation amongst firms affect the regulatory capacity of non-state actors? Working Paper Series, Marie Curie Training Course, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany.

    Associated Crosscutting Themes

  • Power

    Associated Analytical Problems

  • Agency