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  1. The Politics of World Polity: Script-writing in International Organizations

    American Sociological Review, Volume 82, Issue 5, Page 1065-1092, October 2017.
  2. Not a Snowball’s Chance for Science

    Using climate change denial as a case, the authors demonstrate how echo chambers are formed and reinscribed to limit information within bounded networks.

  3. Immigrant Rights are Civil Rights

    Black-brown coalition activism is changing hearts, minds, and legislation in Missouri and across the American South.

  4. Celebrating New Citizens, Defining the Nation

    Exploring naturalization ceremonies as sites of Durkheimian ritual, creating social solidarity and shaping stories of the nation.

  5. The Black Pacific: Anti-colonial Struggle and Oceanic Connections

    Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Volume 3, Issue 4, Page 582-583, October 2017.
  6. Unemployment, Trust in Government, and Satisfaction with Democracy: An Empirical Investigation

    Evidence suggests that unemployment negatively affects various aspects of individuals’ lives. The author investigates whether unemployment changes individuals’ political evaluations in the form of trust in government and satisfaction with democracy. While most research in this area operates on the macro level, the author provides individual-level evidence. In doing so, the author investigates the assumed causal link with panel data from Switzerland and the Netherlands.

  7. Historical Sociology’s Puzzle of the Missing Transitions

    Prominent accounts of the transition to capitalism have a far too limited understanding of pre-capitalist agrarian economies’ potential for dynamism. Recent research shows that conditions earlier accounts identify as triggers for a transition to capitalism could be present without a transition occurring. I expand on implications of these cases of “missing transitions” for theorizing the dynamics of pre-capitalist agrarian economies.

  8. Divergent Pathways on the Road to Sustainability: A Multilevel Model of the Effects of Geopolitical Power on the Relationship between Economic Growth and Environmental Quality

    Divergent Pathways on the Road to Sustainability: A Multilevel Model of the Effects of Geopolitical Power on the Relationship between Economic Growth and Environmental Quality
  9. The Global City versus the City of Neighborhoods: Spatial Practice, Cognitive Maps, and the Aesthetics of Urban Conflict

    Political-economy, which conceptualizes space as a resource over which different groups struggle, has long been the dominant perspective in the study of urban conflict. However space is also a cultural object from which actors derive particular meanings. In order to understand how meaningful interpretations of space give rise to urban conflict, this paper examines the architectural expansions of two Toronto museums.

  10. Dedication: James A. Davis: Master of Social Surveys

    This volume of Sociological Methodology is dedicated to James Allan Davis, who died in Michigan City, Indiana, on September 29, 2016.1 A colleague of far-reaching accomplishments, Jim Davis originated the General Social Survey (GSS), a nationally representative study of the U.S. adult population conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) since 1972, and was a cofounder of the International Social Survey Program (ISSP), a set of replicated social surveys across several nations.