Democracy and the Transformation of the Party System, 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.
Democratization and the Franchise. forthcoming, April 2020, Comparative Politics
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
Challenges to Parties in the United States and beyond, 2019. Vox.com's Polyarchy series on the future of political parties
See also 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.