Dismantling Solidarity: Capitalist Politics and American Pensions since the New Deal. Cornell University Press. 2017.

* Winner: Paul Sweezy Book Award, American Sociological Association.

* Honorable Mention: Labor and Labor Movements Distinguished Book Award, American Sociological Association.

* Reviewed: American Historical Review, American Journal of Sociology, Contemporary Sociology, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Political Science Quarterly, Social Forces, symposium at Critical Sociology.

Rethinking Class & Social Difference. Political Power & Social Theory Book Series: 37. Emerald Publishing. edited with Barry Eidlin. 2020.

op-eds & public

A World Where Finance is Democratic. 2022. Noema Magazine.

To Recover From This Crisis, We Need to Defund Wall Street. 2020. Jacobin Magazine, June 5.

Our First 100 Days Could be a Nightmare. 2020 Jacobin Magazine, Issue 36.

Is Labor’s Future in Labor’s Capital? A Debate. 2019. Yale Law School’s Law and Political Economy Blog. (with David Webber)

Economic Democracy, If We Can Keep It. 2019. Jacobin Magazine

Seven Theses on the Capitalist Democratic State. 2019. Verso Blog

Democratic Socialism & Minority Rights. 2018. Jacobin Magazine. (with Shawn Gude) 

Democratic Socialism Isn’t Social Democracy. 2018. Jacobin Magazine. 

A Time to Be Bold. 2018. Jacobin Magazine. (with Mathieu Desan)

Worked to Death. 2017. Jacobin Magazine. 

Two Crises. 2017. Jacobin Magazine.

The Old World. 2016. Jacobin Magazine. 

The Revenge of Joe the Plumber. 2016. Jacobin Magazine.

Undeserving Capital. in The ABC’s of Socialism. Bhaskar Sunkara, editor. 2016. Verso Books.

The Monetary Hawks. 2016. Jacobin Magazine.

The Power of Bad Ideas. 2014. Boston Review. 

Why Pension Funds Go To Risky Investments. 2014. The Washington Post. Monkey Cage. October 19.

Which Side Is Your Pension On? 2014. Jacobin Magazine.

Why Privatizing the Golden Years Wouldn’t Work. 2011. Truthout.

What the Labor Movement Can Learn From an Art Auction. 2011. Truthout.

global finance & politics

“Three Modes of Democratic Participation in Finance” in Democratizing Finance: The Real Utopias Project. 2022. Edited by Erik Olin Wright, Fred Block and Robert Hockett. Verso Books: London. 

The Politics of Democratizing Finance: A Radical View. 2019. Politics & Society. 47:4, 611-633.

Structural Contingencies: The Rise and Fall of Pensions. 2019. Critical Historical Studies. 6:1. 

Turning Labor into Capital: Pension Funds and the Corporate Control of Finance. 2014. Politics and Society. 42:4, 455-487.

Neoliberalism Without Neoliberals: Evidence from the Rise of 401(k)s. 2014. MPIfG Discussion Paper 14/12.

Investment preferences and patient capital: financing, governance, and regulation in pension fund capitalism. 2016. Socio-Economic Review. Forthcoming. (with Ville-Pekka Sorsa and Natascha van der Zwan).

Political Mediation and American Old-Age Security Exceptionalism. 2014. Work & Occupations. 41:2, 175-209.

social theory

The Socialist Journey. 2020. Jacobin Magazine.

The Neo-Marxist Legacy in American Sociology. 2011. Annual Review of Sociology. 37:155- 183. (with Jeff Manza)

Silent Compulsions: Capitalist Markets and Race. 2016. Studies in Political Economy.

Marxist Sociology. In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press. 2011. (with Jeff Manza)


Explaining Political Violence Against Civilians in Northern Ireland: A Contention- Oriented Approach. 2012. Mobilization. 17(1):28-47. (with Greg Maney and Grace Yukich)

Why Should the Business Agents Be Bigger Than the Organization? A Study of Failed Rebellion in New York City’s Painters’ Union, 1947 – 1973. 2010. Labor Studies Journal. September 35(3):322-342.

Occupying Higher Education: The Revival of the Student Movement. 2012. New Labor Forum. 21(2):50-55.



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