Publications

2002
Skocpol T. “Will 9/11 and the War on Terror Revitalize American Civic Democracy?”. PS: Political Science & Politics. 2002;35 (3) :537-40.
Skocpol T. “What It Will Take to Build a Family-Friendly America”. In: Hewlett SA, Rankin N, West C Taking Parenting Public: The Case for a New Social Movement. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield ; 2002. pp. 219-33.
Skocpol T. “United States: From Membership to Advocacy”. In: Putnam RD Democracies in Flux: The Evolution of Social Capital in Contemporary Society. New York: Oxford University Press ; 2002. pp. 103-36.
Skocpol T, Pierson P. “Historical Institutionalism in Contemporary Political Science”. In: Katznelson I, Milner HV Political Science: State of the Discipline. New York: W.W. Norton ; 2002. pp. 693-721.
Skocpol T. “Can Working Families Ever Win? The Political Bind”. New Democracy Forum, Boston Review. 2002;27 (1) :18-19.
2001
Skocpol T, Crowley JE. “The Rush to Organize: Explaining Associational Formation in the United States, 1860s-1920s”. American Journal of Political Science. 2001;45 (4) :813-29.
Skocpol T. “Speaking for Families and Children in a Changing Civic America”. In: Vita CDJ, Mosher-Williams R Who Speaks for America’s Children: The Role of Child Advocates in Public Policy . Washington D.C. Urban Institute Press ; 2001.
2000
Skocpol T, Ganz M, Munson Z. “A Nation of Organizers: The Institutional Origins of Civic Voluntarism in the United States”. American Political Science Review. 2000;94 (3) :527-46.
Skocpol T. “Religion, Civil Society, and Social Provision in the U.S.”. In: Bane MJ, Coffin B, Thiemann R Who Will Provide? The Changing Role of Religion in American Social Welfare. Boulder, CO: Westview Press ; 2000. pp. 21-50.
Skocpol T. “Theory Tackles History”. Social Science History. 2000;24 (4) :666-70.
The Missing Middle: Working Families and the Future of American Social Policy
Skocpol T. The Missing Middle: Working Families and the Future of American Social Policy. New York: W. W. Norton; 2000. Publisher's VersionAbstract
In the opening pages of this powerful examination of American politics, Theda Skocpol reveals a curious pattern: Our politicians argue over programs for the very poor or tax cuts for the very rich, and they worry over the precarious security of our longer-living grandparents and the educational neglect and corresponding bleak future of our children. But, with the spotlight on the youngest, the oldest, the richest, and the poorest, rarely do we find policies concerned with average working men and women of modest means, those the author terms the "missing middle." Skocpol draws us into the history of this disturbing trend and reveals the repercussions of the increasingly simplistic and moralistic stands being taken by our politicians. Taking lessons from the root causes of this shift, she presents a compelling case for family-oriented populism and identifies the bold reforms needed to revitalize American democracy.
1999
Skocpol T, Fiorina MP. “Advocates without Members: The Recent Transformation of American Civic Life”. In: Civic Engagement in American Democracy. Brookings Institution Press ; 1999. pp. 461-509.
Skocpol T, Ganz M, Munson Z, Camp B, Swers M, Oser J. “How Americans Became Civic”. In: Civic Engagement in American Democracy. Brookings Institution Press ; 1999. pp. 27-80.
Skocpol T, Fiorina MP. “Making Sense of the Civic Engagement Debate”. In: Skocpol T, Fiorina MP Civic Engagement in American Democracy. Washington DC: The Brookings Institution Press and the Russell Sage Foundation ; 1999. pp. 1-23.
Skocpol T. “From Beginning to End: Has Twentieth-Century U.S. Social Policy Come Full Circle?” . In: Melnick SR, Keller M Taking Stock: American Government in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press ; 1999. pp. 259-79.
Skocpol T. “Why I am a Historical Social Scientist”. Extensions: Journal of the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center. 1999 :16-19.
Skocpol T. “Associations without Members”. The American Prospect. 1999;45 :66-73.
Skocpol T, Fiorina MP. Civic Engagement in American Democracy. Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press and Russell Sage Foundation; 1999.
1998
Skocpol T. “Did the Civil War Further Democracy? A Reflection on the Expansion of Benefits for Union Veterans”. In: Skocpol T Democracy, Revolution, and History. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press ; 1998. pp. 73-101.
Democracy, Revolution, and History. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press; 1998.

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