Fields of Interest:
Interest Groups, Public Policy, Social Movements; New forms of political participation: civic reform, transnational networks, political consumerism
Creative Participation: Responsibility-Taking in a Political World, co-edited with Michele Micheletti: Boulder, CO, Paradigm Publishers, 2010. Paperback expected 2012
Boycotts and Dixie Chicks: Creative Participation at Home and Abroad; Boulder, CO, Paradigm Publishers, 2010. Paperback March 2011.
Neopluralism: The Evolution of Political Process Theory, Lawrence, Kansas, University Press of Kansas; 2004.
Social Movements and American Political Institutions; co-edited with Anne N. Costain; Lanham, Md., Rowman Littlefield; 1998.
Cooperative Pluralism: The National Coal Policy Experiment; Lawrence, Kansas, University Press of Kansas; 1993.
Selected Activities and Honors:
Formas (Sweden), grant with Michele Micheletti, 2007
Riksbankens Jubileumfond (Sweden), grant with Michele Micheletti, 2007
Humanities Institute Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1986-87; 2007-2008.
Acting Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago: August, 1995-August,1996; Acting Head, January, 1997-August, 1999.
Russell Sage Foundation Grant, 1983-84.
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