Political Parties and the Erosion of Democracy, in progress.
Clientelism, Capitalism, and Democracy: The Rise of Programmatic Politics in the United States and Britain. Cambridge University Press (2018)
Clientelism, Capitalism, and Democracy explains the conditions under which political parties transition from clientelistic to programmatic competition. It argues that changes in capitalist organization, including the adoption of managerial capitalism and the creation of politically-oriented business organizations, led businesses to develop preferences against clientelism and patronage. Further, it argues that the linkages between businesses and parties ushered in new forms of interest mediation, democratic accountability, and programmatic organization.
Patronage and the Pandemic, 2020, The American Interest
Political Reform and American Democracy, 2020, The American Interest
Democratization and the Franchise, 2020. Comparative Politics 52(3): 515-532
Global Populisms and Their Challenges with Anna Grzymala-Busse, Michael McFaul, and Frank Fukuyama, 2020. Stanford Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies White Paper.
Comparing America: Reflections on Democracy Across Subfields. 2019. Perspectives on Politics 17(3): 788-800
Are Strong Parties the Answer? A Review of Responsible Parties, 2019. Journal of Democracy 30(3): 173-178
Political Parties: What Are They Good For?, 2019. New America Political Reform Essay Collection.
See also Challenges to Parties in the United States and beyond, 2019. Vox.com's Polyarchy series
and Stanford CDDRL's Conference on Parties, Representation, and Governance in the 21st Century
Making Better Use of Lessons From Abroad For American Democracy (with Thomas Carothers), 2019, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The Future of Democratic Capitalism, Winter 2019, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas
Reassessing American Democracy: The Enduring Challenge of Racial Exclusion (with Johanna Kalb). 2018. University of Michigan Law Review Online Vol. 117: 55-62.
The Paradox of Party Polarization, 2017, in The American Interest
Democracy and Governance in the US: In Search of Innovations, in The Governance Report 2017, ed. Hertie School of Governance. Oxford University Press
Illicit Tactics as Substitutes: Election Fraud, Ballot Reform and Contested Congressional Elections in the United States, 1860-1930, (with Jan Teorell). 2017. Comparative Political Studies 50(5): 665-696
Democracy in America (with Nolan McCarty). 2015. Global Politics 6(S1), 49–55
Polarization and Partisanship. The American Interest, Nov/Dec 2015
"Culture War? A Closer Look at the Role of Religion, Denomination, and Religiosity in US Public Opinion" (with Shauna Shames and Katherine Levine). In Faith, Politics, and Sexual Diversity, ed. David Rayside and Clyde Wilcox. University of British Columbia Press, 2011.