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Social and Political Theory
Entrenchment: Wealth, Power, and the Constitution of Democratic Societies (Yale University Press, June 2019).
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 and the Professions
"The Post-Industrial Limits of Professionalization," in Gil Eyal and Tom Medvetz,eds., Oxford Handbook of Expertise and Democratic Politics, forthcoming.
"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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