Articles

Edwin Amenta, Neal Caren, and James E. Stobaugh, "Political Reform: Explaining the Historical Trajectories of Newspaper Coverage of U.S. SMO Families in the 20th Century." Social Forces (2012): forthcoming.

Edwin Amenta, Beth Gharrity Gardner, Amber Celina Tierney, Anaid Yerena, and Thomas Alan Elliott, "A Story-Centered Approach to the Newspaper Coverage of High-Profile SMOs." Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change 33 (2012): 83-107.

Edwin Amenta, Neal Caren, Elizabeth Chiarello, and Yang Su, "The Political Consequences of Social Movements." Annual Review of Sociology (2010): chapter 14.

Edwin Amenta, Neal Caren, Sheera Joy Olasky, and James E. Stobaugh, "All the Movements Fit to Print: Who, What, When, Where, and Why SMOs Appeared in the New York Times in the Twentieth Century." American Sociological Review 74 (2009): 636-56.

“Softball and the Social Scientist.” Contexts 6 (2007) 2: 38-43.


“The Social Security Debate: Now and Then.” Contexts 5 (2006) 3: 18-22.


“Age for Leisure? Political Mediation and the Impact of the Pension Movement on Old-Age Policy.” American Sociological Review 70 (2005): 516-38.


“Challengers and States: Toward a Political Sociology of Social Movements.” Research in Political Sociology 10 (2002): 47-83.


“U.S. Social Policy in Comparative and Historical Perspective: Concepts, Images, Arguments, and Research Strategies.” Annual Review of Sociology 27 (2001): 213-34.


“Who Voted with Hopkins? Institutional Politics and the WPA.” Journal of Policy History 13 (2001): 251-87.


“Wage Wars: Institutional Politics, the WPA, and the Struggle for U.S. Social Policy.” American Sociological Review 65 (2000): 506-28.


“Democratic States and Social Movements: Theoretical Arguments and Hypotheses.” Social Problems 57 (1999): 153-68.


* “The Strategies and Contexts of Social Protest: Political Mediation and the Impact of the Townsend Movement in California.” Mobilization 4 (1999): 1-24.


*“Bring Back the WPA: Work, Relief, and the Origins of American Social Policy in Welfare Reform.” Studies in American Political Development 12 (1998): 1-56.


“Not For Widows Only: Institutional Politics and the Formative Years of Aid to Dependent Children.” American Sociological Review 60 (1996): 427-448.


“Social Politics in Context: The Institutional Politics Theory and State-Level U.S. Social Spending Policies at the End of the New Deal.” Social Forces 75 (1996): 33-60.


* “Where to Begin: A Survey of Five Approaches to Selecting Independent Measures For Qualitative Comparative Analysis.” Sociological Methods and Research 23 (1994): 21-52.


“Stolen Thunder? Huey Long's Share Our Wealth, Political Mediation, and the Second New Deal.” American Sociological Review 59 (1994): 678-702.


“The State of the Art in Welfare State Research on Social Spending Efforts in Capitalist Democracies since 1960.” American Journal of Sociology 99 (1993): 750-63.


“A Hero For the Aged? The Townsend Movement, The Political Mediation Model, and U.S. Old-Age Policy, 1934-1950.” American Journal of Sociology 98 (1992): 308-39.


“It Happened Here: Political Opportunity, the New Institutionalism, and the Townsend Movement.” American Sociological Review 56 (1991): 250-65.


“Making the Most of a Case Study: Theories of the Welfare State and the American Experience.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology 32 (1991): 172-94.


“Capitalists Did Not Want the Social Security Act: A Critique of the 'Capitalist Dominance' Thesis.” American Sociological Review 56 (1991): 124-9.


* “The Formative Years of U.S. Social Spending: Theories of the Welfare State and the American States During the Great Depression.” American Sociological Review 53 (1988): 661-78.


“The Political Origins of Unemployment Insurance in Five American States.” Studies in American Political Development 2 (1987): 137-82.


“Compromising Possessions: Orwell's Literary, Political, and Analytical Purposes in Nineteen Eighty-Four.” Politics and Society 15 (1986-87): 157-88.


“States and Social Policies.” Annual Review of Sociology 12 (1986): 131-57.


“Did Capitalists Shape Social Security?” American Sociological Review 50 (1985): 572-5.


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