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Social and Political Theory
Historical origins and structure of liberalism and democracy
Center-left Liberalism," Oxford Companion to American Politics (2012). A concise statement of liberalism as public philosophy, public policy, and politics.
"Dodging a Bullet: Democracy's Gains in Modern War,"
in Elizabeth Kier and Ronald R. Krebs, eds., In War's Wake: International Conflict and the Fate of Liberal Democracy(New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 50-66.
"Liberalism for Now" New York
Review of Books, July 16, 2009. Review of Ronald Dworkin, Is Democracy Possible Here?.
"Welcome to the Party,"
The New Republic, Nov. 19, 2008, 39-42. Review of Nancy
Rosenblum's On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship.
"Democratic Theory and the History of Communications,"
in Barbie Zelizer, ed., Explorations in Communications and History (Routledge, 2008), 34-44.
"Liberalism and the Discipline of Power," Chapter 1 of Freedom's Power: The True Force of Liberalism (Basic Books, April 2007).
For further discussion, see the entries under "Theory" at the book's web site.
"Public Versus Private" from Chapter 3 of Freedom's Power, 53-58.
"The Opening of the Public Sphere: Early-Modern Origins," Chapter 1 of The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications
(Basic Books, 2004).
Sociology of Knowledge
"Social Categories and Claims in the Liberal State," Social Research 59 (Summer 1992): 263-95; different version
published in Mary Douglas and David Hull, eds., How Classification Works: Nelson Goodman Among the Social Sciences (Edinburgh
University Press, 1992), 154-79.
"The Sociology of Official Statistics," in Alonso and Starr, eds., The Politics of Numbers, 7-57.
Contemporary change in politics and political economy
"Politics in the Orbit of Money" The New Republic (September 13, 2012; online August 24, 2012), 28-31. [PDF].
"The New Life of the Liberal State: Privatization and the
Restructuring of State-Society Relations" in John Waterbury
and Ezra Suleiman, eds., Public Enterprise and Privatization (Westview, 1990), 22-54.
"The Meaning of Privatization,"
Yale Law and Policy Review 6 (1988): 6-41. Reprinted in Alfred Kahn and Sheila Kamerman, eds., Privatization and the
Welfare State (Princeton University Press, 1989).
"The Public Vanishes," The New Republic (August 14, 2000), 35-37. Review of Robert Putnam's Bowling Alone.
"Passive Intervention," Working Papers for a New
Society, July/August, 1979, with Gosta Esping-Andersen.
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