Communications and Information
Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, and Stuart Professor of Communications
and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Photo: November 2018 (Abigail Starr)
Recent book and journal articles
Defining the Age: Daniel Bell, His Time and Ours, edited with Julian Zelizer (Columbia University Press, 2021). Read the "Introduction" and "Daniel Bell's Three-Dimensional Puzzle."
"Escaping Policy Traps: Strategic Options in Overcoming Entrenchment," Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. A comparative analysis of options for overcoming entrenchment in energy, platform monopolies, and health care. Forthcoming, special issue on Entrenchment and Health Equity. May 2023.
Postindustrial Limits to Professionalization" [why high-tech is low in professionalization] in Gil Eyal and Tom Medvetz, The Oxford Handbook of Expertise and Democracy. Forthcoming 2023.
"The Re-Emergence of 'People of Color,'" The DuBois Review: Social Science Research on Race (online First View, June 13, 2022).
"The Relational Public," Sociological Theory (June 2021), 1-24.
"The Flooded Zone: How We Became More Vulnerable to Disinformation in the Digital Era," in W. Lance Bennett and Steven Livingston, eds., The Age of Disinformation (Cambridge University Press [Social Science Research Council], 2020).
How 'Fair Maps' Went Foul," The American Prospect, December 6, 2022.
Winners from the Midterms? The Supreme Court's Right Wing," The American Prospect, November 14, 2022.
"How American Politics Turned Deadly," The American Prospect, August 4, 2022.
"What We Have at Stake in Ukraine," The American Prospect, May 24, 2022.
"The Center-Right and Our Future," The American Prospect, December 9, 2021.
"Reckoning with National Failure: The Case of Covid," Liberties (Spring 2021), 1(3): 72-95.
"The Precarious Greatness of the Biden Strategy," The American Prospect, March 19, 2021.
How Neoliberal Policy Shaped the Internet--and What to Do About It Now," The American Prospect (Fall 2019), 48-54.[Download PDF]
"The Battle for the Suburbs," New York Review of Books, September 26, 2019.
Some older general reflections
"Who Are We Americans Now?" The American Prospect(Winter 2017), 19-23.
Center-left Liberalism," Oxford Companion to American Politics (2012).
"Transforming American Medicine: A Twenty-Year Retrospective," Special issue, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (2004).
Reviews of The Creation of the Media.
Last modified, December 10, 2022