American political economy:
Fed Power: How Finance Wins (with Lawrence Jacobs), forthcoming.
Obama at the Crossroads: Politics, Markets and the Battle for America’s Future. Coedited with Lawrence R Jacobs. NY: OUP, 2012.
“The Political Economy of Neoliberalism: Britain and the United States in the 1980s.” With Stewart Wood. In H Kitschelt, P Lange, G Marks & J Stephens eds. Continuity and Change in Contemporary Capitalism (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999) 371-397.
Comparative welfare and labour market policy:
“Cheap Labor: The New Politics of ‘Bread and Roses’ in Industrial Democracies,” (with David Rueda) Perspectives on Politics, 6 (2008): 279-297.
In the Name of Liberalism: Illiberal Social Policy in the USA and Britain. 1999. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press,
Actively Seeking Work? The Politics of Unemployment and Welfare Policy in the United States and Britain. 1995. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Racial inequality in the US:
”Shelby County v. Holder and white political power in modern America.” With Rogers M. Smith. Du Bois Review, forthcoming.
“’Without Regard to Race’: Critical Ideational Development in Modern American Racial Politics.” With Rogers M. Smith. Journal of Politics. Vol 76 (2014): 958-971.
“America’s civil rights state: Amelioration, Stagnation or Failure?” in Developments in American Politics 7. London: Palgrave, 2014: 263-283.
Still a House Divided. Race and Politics in Obama’s America. With Rogers M. Smith. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013.
“Racial Orders in American Political Development.” (with Rogers M Smith) American Political Science Review 99 (2005): 75-92.
“Barack Obama and the Future of American Racial Politics,” (with Rogers M Smith) Du Bois Review, 6 (2009): 25-35.
Separate and Unequal: African Americans and the US Federal Government. New York: OUP, 2007
Making Americans: Immigration, Race and the Origins of the Diverse Democracy. 2002. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
“De-Centering the South: America’s Nationwide White Supremacist Order after Reconstruction,” (with Stephen Tuck) Past and Present No. 194 (February) 2007) 219-257.
“The Racial Bureaucracy: African Americans and the Federal Government In the Era of Segregated Race Relations.” Governance 12 (1999) 345-77.
American political development and state building:
“Ironies of the American State” (with Robert C Lieberman) World Politics 61 (July 2009) 547-588.
Democratization in America. Coedited with Robert Lieberman et al Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
The Unsustainable American State. Coedited with Lawrence R Jacobs. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
“The State and Democratization: The United States in Comparative Perspective” (with Francisco E Gonzalez) British Journal of Political Science 34 (2004), 193-210.
“From Workers to Enemies: National Security, State Building and America’s War on Illegal Immigrants” (with Ines Valdez) in Michael Bass ed. Narrating Peoplehood Amidst Diversity: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives Aarhus: University of Aarhus Press, 2011: 145-182.
Illiberal social policy:
“Eugenic Ideas, Political Interests and Policy Variance: Immigration and Sterilization Policy in Britain and the US,” (with Randall Hansen). World Politics 53 (2001) 237-263.
“Making People Work: Democratic Consequences of Workfare,” in Lawrence M Mead ed Welfare Reform and Political Theory,(New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2005) 65-81.