Joel Rogers Publications


  1. American Society: How It Really Works, 2nd Edition (New York: WW Norton, 2015). With E.O. Wright.
  2. Cities at Work: Progressive Local Policies to Rebuild the Middle Class (Washington, DC: Center for  American Progress, 2014). With S. Rhodes-Conway.
  3. American Society: How it Really Works (New York: WW Norton, 2010). With E.O. Wright.
  4. What Workers Want (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006). Revised edition. With R.B. Freeman.
  5. Who Defended the Country? (Boston: Beacon Press, 2003). Ed. with J. Cohen.
  6. A Way Out: America’s Ghettos and the Legacy of Racism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003). Ed. with J. Decker and J. Cohen.
  7. Can Working Families Ever Win? (Boston: Beacon Press, 2002). Ed. with J. Cohen.
  8. Who’s Qualified? (Boston: Beacon Press, 2001). Ed. with J. Cohen.
  9. Can We Put an End to Sweatshops? (Boston: Beacon Press, 2001). Ed. with J. Cohen.
  10. What's Wrong with a Free Lunch? (Boston: Beacon Press, 2001). Ed. with J. Cohen.
  11. Are Elections for Sale? Financing Our Elections Democratically (Boston: Beacon Press, 2001). Ed. with J. Cohen.
  12. Whose Vote Counts: The Case for Proportional Representation (Boston: Beacon Press, 2001). Ed. with J. Cohen.
  13. Working Capital: The Power of Labor’s Pensions (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001). Ed. with A. Fung and T. Hebb.
  14. Is Inequality Bad for Our Health? (Boston: Beacon Press, 2000). Ed. with J. Cohen.
  15. Beyond Backyard Environmentalism (Boston: Beacon Press, 2000). Ed. with J. Cohen.
  16. Do Americans Shop Too Much? (Boston: Beacon Press, 2000). Ed. with J. Cohen.
  17. Will Standards Save Public Education? (Boston: Beacon Press, 2000). Ed. with J. Cohen.
  18. America’s Forgotten Majority: Why the White Working Class Still Matters (New York: Basic Books, 2000). With R.Teixeira.
  19. A Community of Equals: The Constitutional Protection of New Americans (Boston: Beacon Press, 1999). [Spanish edition, Una Comunidad de iguales, trans. Raúl Mejía and Verónica Lifrieri. Miño y Dávila, 2002.] Ed. with J. Cohen.
  20. Urgent Times: Policing and Rights in Inner City Communities (Boston: Beacon Press, 1999). Ed. with J. Cohen.
  21. Metro Futures: Economic Solutions for Cities and their Suburbs (Boston: Beacon Press, 1999). With D.L. Luria.
  22. The New Inequality: Creating Solutions for Poor America (Boston: Beacon Press, 1999). Ed. with J. Cohen.
  23. What Workers Want (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999). With R.B. Freeman.
  24. Associations and Democracy (London: Verso, 1995). With J. Cohen.
  25. Works Councils: Consultation, Representation, and Cooperation in Industrial Relations (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995). Ed. with W. Streeck.
  26. Rules of the Game: American Politics and the Central America Movement (Boston: South End Press, 1986). With J. Cohen.
  27. Inequity and Intervention: The Federal Budget and Central America (Boston: South End Press, 1986). With J. Cohen.
  28. Right Turn: The Decline of the Democrats and the Future of American Politics (New York: Hill & Wang, 1986). With T. Ferguson.
  29. The Political Economy: Readings in the Politics and Economics of American Public Policy (Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 1984). Ed. with T. Ferguson.
  30. On Democracy (New York: Penguin Books, 1983). With J. Cohen.
  31. The Hidden Election: Politics and Economics in the 1980 Presidential Campaign (New York: Pantheon Books, 1981). Ed. with T. Ferguson.


Articles, Monographs, Book Chapters

  1. State of Working Wisconsin: 2020 (COWS: Madison, WI, 2020. With L. Dresser.

  2. "Productive Places in a Post-Pandemic Era: A Roundmap for Cities and Counties." Envisio Blog, June 6, 2020. With K. Knutson and M. Bell.

  3. "How About Productive Democracy for a Change," Social Policy 50:1 (Spring 2020):19-25.

  4. State of Working Wisconsin: 2019 (COWS: Madison, 2019). With L. Dresser.

  5. Digital's Promise for Worker Organizing: A 2018 Update (LIFT: Labor Innovations for the 21st Century: New York, 2019). With K. Ársælsson.

  6. State of Working Wisconsin: 2018 (COWS: Madison, 2018). With L. Dresser.

  7. State of Working Wisconsin: 2017 (COWS: Madison, 2017). With L. Dresser.

  8. State of Working Wisconsin: 2016 (COWS: Madison, 2016). With L. Dresser.

  9. Foreword: Federalism Bound,” Harvard Law & Policy Review 10.2 (2016): 281-297.

  10. "The Legal, Economic and Business Case for Neutrality and Majority Verification of Worker Desire for Union Representation, " (2016). With R. Freeman and M. Barenberg.
  11. "To Support Wisconsin's Middle Class, Change our State Government," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 18, 2015, 1-2J. 
  12. State of Working Wisconsin 2015 (COWS: Madison, 2015). With L. Dresser, J. Rodriguez and S. Fu.
  13. "Productive Democracy," The Nation (150th Anniversary Issue) 400 (April 6, 2015): 206-210.
  14. How Harris v. Quinn and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Turned the First Amendment into a Weapon,” The Nation. Retrieved March 31, 2015 (
  15. What Do You Think Is The Most Important Single Step Progressives and Democrats Can Take to Regain Support Among White Working Class Americans,” The Democratic Strategist. Retrieved March 31, 2015 (
  16. “The Right’s Kill Shot,” The Nation 298 (April 14, 2014): 4-6.
    This article also appeared online as “Why ‘Harris v. Quinn’ Has Labor Very, Very Nervous,” (    
  17. "Response to Berger," Boston Review 39:2 (2014):18. With D. Luria
  18. “Alternatives to Capitalism: Using State and Local Policies,” The Good Society 22:1: 91-109.
  19. Greener Reality: Jobs, Skills, and Equity in a Cleaner U.S. Economy. (Madison: COWS, 2012). With S. White and L. Dresser.
  20. The State of Working Wisconsin 2012. (Madison: COWS, 2012). With L. Dresser, M. Cociña, and E. Navot.
  21. “Wisconsin One Year Later: What Happened, What Is Happening, and What It Means for Progressives,” Social Policy Spring 2012 (Volume 42 Number 1): 4-11. With L. Dresser.
  22. “Productive Democracy.” Pp. 71-92 in J. De Munck, C. Didry, I. Ferreras, and A. Jobert (eds.), Renewing Democratic Deliberation in Europe, The Challenge of Social and Civil Dialogue (Berlin: Peter Lang, 2012).
  23. “Productive Democracy.” Pp. 171-188 in K. Macdonald, S. Marshall, and S. Pinto (eds.), New Visions of Market Governance: Crisis and Renewal (London and New York: Routledge, 2012).
  24. “Infrastructure Investment.” Pp. 13-15 in K. Chapple and R. Giloth, eds., Big Ideas for Job Creation: A Policy Briefing Highlighting Job Creating Initiatives (Berkeley and Baltimore: University of California Berkeley and Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2011). With S. Bernstein.
  25. “Retrofitting Institutions.” Pp. 18-19 in K. Chapple and R. Giloth (eds.), Big Ideas for Job Creation: A Policy Briefing Highlighting Job Creating Initiatives (Berkeley and Baltimore: University of California Berkeley and Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2011). With J. Irwin, S. Rhodes-Conway, and S. White.
  26. “Business Domination, Inc.,” The Nation 293 (August 1/8, 2011): 17-20. With L. Dresser
  27. “Foreword.” Pp. xi-xii in M. O’Neill and T. Williamson (eds.), Property-Owning Democracy: Rawls and Beyond (New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). With J. Cohen.
  28. Opportunities for Developing the Building Retrofit Industry and Market (COWS/Nupolis: 2011). With J. Cleveland.
  29. The State of Working Wisconsin 2010. (Madison: COWS, 2010). With L. Dresser.
  30. Greener Skills: How Credentials Create Value in the Clean Energy Economy. (Madison: COWS, 2010). With L. Dresser and S. White.
  31. "Metropolis now." New Statesman. (September 17, 2009). With Katrina vanden Heuvel.
  32. Eyes on the Prize: Program Architecture of Emerald Cities (December 2008). With G. Hudson and P. Thompson.
  33. "Seizing the Opportunity (for Climate, Jobs, and Equity) in Building Energy Efficiency" in Innovation and Equity Transform America (Cambridge: Community Innovators Lab, MIT, 2008).
  34. "How're We Doing: Reflecting on Moral Progress in America." The Good Society 17(1) 2008: 13-19. With J. Cohen.
  35. The State of Working Wisconsin 2008. (Madison: COWS, 2008). With L. Dresser.
  36. "Manufacturing, Regional Prosperity, and Public Policy." In Richard M. McGahey and Jennifer S. Vey, eds., Retooling for Growth: Building a 21st Century Economy in America's Older Industrial Areas (Washington, DC : Brookings Institution Press), 2008
  37. Seizing the Opportunity (for Climate, Jobs, and Equity) in Building Energy Efficiency (Madison, WI : Center on Wisconsin Strategy, 2007).
  38. “The Promise of Progressive Federalism.” In Joe Soss, Jacob Hacker, and Suzanne Mettler, eds., Remaking America: Democracy and Public Policy in an Age of Inequality (New York : Russell Sage Foundation, 2008), 205-227. With R.B. Freeman.
  39. "‘Full-Utilization Learning Lean’ In Component Manufacturing: A New Industrial Model for Mature Regions, and Labor’s Stake in its Success.” Sloan Industry Studies Working Papers, 2006, Number WP-2006-03. With D. Luria, M. Vidal, and H. Wial.
  40. The State of Working Wisconsin 2006. (Madison: COWS, 2006). With L. Dresser.
  41. “Build the High Road Here.” The Nation 282 ( April 17, 2006 ): 25-26.
  42. “An Industrial Policy That Works,” Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs, Vol. 48, No. 6 (November – December 2005): 6-16.
  43. “The Delphi Oracle,” The Nation 281 ( November 28, 2005 ): 4-6. Unsigned.
  44. “Cities: The Vital Core,” The Nation 280 ( June 20, 2005 ): 20-22.
  45. “A Step for Voting Reform,” The Nation 280 ( January 31, 2005 ): 4-5. Unsigned.
  46. The State of Working Wisconsin 2004. (Madison: COWS, 2004). With L. Dresser.
  47. “Devolve This!” The Nation 279 (August 31- September 6, 2004 ): 20-28.
  48. “Labor Politics in an Age of Fear.” Pp. 187-198 in Julius G Getman and Ray Marshall eds., The Future of Labor Unions: Organized Labor in the 21 st Century (Austin : Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, 2004).
  49. New Energy for America : The Apollo Jobs Report ( Washington, DC : Apollo Alliance, 2004). With Institute for America ’s Future and Perryman Group.
  50. “Taking the High Road in Milwaukee : The Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership.” Pp. 231-248. Reprinted in D. Reynolds, ed. Partnering for Change: How Unions and Community Groups Build Coalitions for Economic Justice ( Armonk, NY : M.E. Sharpe). With A. Bernhardt and L. Dresser
  51. “Devolve This! Toward a Progressive Strategy in the States.” Pp. 173-189 in Katrina vanden Heuvel and Robert L. Borosage, eds., Taking Back America: And Taking Down the Radical Right. New York : Avalon/Nation Books, 2004).
  52. “Progressives Should Vote Edwards,” The Nation (web edition,, February 8, 2004. Reprinted in The Capital Times as “ Joel Rogers: Progressives should vote for Edwards as best on issues,” February 12, 2004.
  53. “Little to Celebrate on Labor Day,” Wisconsin State Journal, September 1, 2003.
  54. DWD Assessment: Report prepared for Wisconsin Governor-Elect Jim Doyle ( Madison : December 2002). With L. Barth, L. Dresser, and R. Gassman.
  55. “Tax burden analysis sorely needed,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 23, 2002. With J. Keckhaver. Reprinted as “Study Sought: Who Pays State Taxes?,” Wisconsin Alliance of Cities E-Newsletter, December 30, 2002.
  56. The State of Working Wisconsin 2002. (Madison: COWS, 2002). With L. Dresser.
  57. “A Proposal to American Labor” and “Unions on the Net.” The Nation 274 ( June 24, 2002 ): 18-24. With R.B. Freeman.
  58. “Part of the Solution: Emerging Intermediaries in U.S. Labor Markets.” Pp. 266-291 in Jonathan Zeitlin and David Trubek, eds., Governing Work and Welfare in a New Economy: European and American Experiments (New York : Oxford University Press, 2003).
  59. “Power and Reason.” Pp. 237-255. In Archon Fung and Erik Olin Wright, eds. Deepening Democracy: Institutional Innovations in Empowered Participatory Governance (New and London : Verso, 2002). With J. Cohen.
  60. “Open Source Unionism,” Working USA 5 (Spring 2002): 8-40. With R.B. Freeman.
  61. “What’s Left? A New Life for Progressivism.” Los Angeles Times, November 25, 2001. Reissued by The Nation (web edition,, November 27, 2001 ).
  62. “La fin de l’innocence,” La Revue Nouvelle, October 2001.
  63. “Punishing Inequalities: Race and Criminal Justice in Wisconsin,” Wisconsin Academy Review 47 (Fall 2001): 16-23. With W. Dickey and M. Smith.
  64. “Building the High Road in Metro Areas: Sectoral Training and Employment Projects.” Pp. 256-272 in Lowell Turner, Harry C. Katz, and Richard W. Hurd, eds., Rekindling the Movement: Labor’s Quest for Relevance in the 21 st Century (Ithaca: Cornell University Press).
  65. “Worker Representation … Again!” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and Employment Law (Symposium on “What Do Workers Want: Implications of the Freeman & Rogers Study”) 3 (Spring 2001): 375-84. With R.B. Freeman.
  66. “The Man From Elroy," The Nation, January 29, 2001.
  67. “How About Some Facts, Not Spin, on the State of the State?” Wispolitics 31 January 2001.
  68. “Everything That Moves: Union Leverage and Critical Mass in Metropolitan Space.” Pp. 35-52 in Stuart Eimer and Immanuel Ness, eds., Central Labor Councils and the Revival of American Unionism: Organizing for Justice in Our Communities (Armonk: M.E. Sharpe).
  69. “Metropolitan Power: The Next Urban Agenda.” Pp. 189-210 in Robert Borosage and Roger Hickey, eds., The Next Agenda: Blueprint for the New Progressive Movement ( New York : Westview Press, 2001). With B. Katz.
  70. Milwaukee Metropolitics: A Regional Agenda for High-Road Growth (Madison: Center on Wisconsin Strategy, 2000). With M. Orfield and D. Wood.
  71. Down the Line: Supplier Upgrading, Evolving OEM-Supplier Relations, and Directions for Future Manufacturing Modernization Policy and Research in Wisconsin (Madison, WI: Center on Wisconsin Strategy, 2000). With J. Whitford and J. Zeitlin.
  72. At the Center of it All: The High Road Strategy for Milwaukee ’s Menomonee Valley. (Milwaukee/Madison: Menomonee Valley Partners and Center on Wisconsin Strategy, June 2000). With D. Wood and J. Whitford.
  73. The State of Working Wisconsin 2000. (Madison: COWS, 1999). With L. Dresser.
  74. “America’s Forgotten Majority,” The Atlantic Monthly (June 2000): 66-75. With R. Teixeira.
  75. Common Problems & Collaborative Solutions: OEM-Supplier Relationships and the Wisconsin Manufacturing Partnership’s Supplier Training Consortium (Madison: COWS, 2000). With J. Rickert, D. Vassina, J. Whitford, and J. Zeitlin.
  76. “Pull the Plug,” Administrative Law Review 52:2 (Spring 2000): 743-768.
  77. “What Academics Can Do to Help Workers,” The Chronicle of Higher Education XLVI: 21 ( January 28, 2000 ): B11. With R.B. Freeman.
  78. “Elections 2000: A Bad Dream?,” The Nation August 9-16, 1999.
  79. “Sectoral Training Initiatives in the U.S. : Building Blocks of a New Workforce Preparation System?” Pp. 326-362 in Pepper D. Culpepper and David Finegold, eds., The German Skills Machine: Comparative Perspectives on Systems of Education and Training (New York: Berghahn Books, 1999). With E. Parker.
  80. “Sectoral Strategies of Labor Market Reform: Emerging Evidence from the U.S.” Pp. 269-287 in Fons van Wieringen, ed., Vocational and Adult Education in Europe (Dordrechtt: Kluwer Academic 1999). With L. Dresser.
  81. “What Do Workers Want? Voice, Representation and Power in the American Workplace.” Pp. 3-31 in Samuel Estreicher, ed., Employee Representation in the Emerging Workplace: Alternatives/Supplements to Collective Bargaining (Boston: Kluwer Law International, 1998). With R.B. Freeman.
  82. “Asociaciones secundarias y gobierno democratico,” Zona Abierto 84, 85 (1998): 3-122. With J. Cohen.
  83. “A Strategy for Labor.” Pp. 241-244 in Frank Ackerman, Neva Goodwin, Laurie Dougherty, Kevin Gallagher eds., The Changing Nature of Work (Washington: Island, 1998).
  84. “Can Egalitarianism Survive Internationalization?” Pp. 175-193 in Wolfgang Streeck, ed., Internationale Wirtschaft, Nationale Demokrati (Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 1998). With J. Cohen.
  85. “Turning to the Cities: A Metropolitan Agenda,” In These Times 22 ( October 18, 1998 ): 14-17.
  86. “Making Work Pay,” Madison Magazine 40 (October 1998): 17.
  87. The State of Working Wisconsin (Madison: COWS, 1998). With L. Dresser and S. Mangum.
  88. “Trg Delovne Sile: nobeno kosilo ni zastonj,” Razgledi (24. 6. 1998): 10-11. With R.B. Freeman.
  89. “Mastering the New Political Arithmetic: Volatile Voters, Declining Living Standards, and Non-College-Educated Whites.” Pp. 228-247 in Amy E. Ansell, ed., Unraveling the Right (Boulder: Westview Press, 1998). With R. Teixeira.
  90. “Networks, Sectors, and Workforce Learning.” Pp. 64-82 in Robert P. Giloth ed., Jobs and Economic Development: Strategies and Practices (Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1998). With L. Dresser. Reprinted in Institute for Research on Poverty Reprint Series 783 (Madison: Institute for Research on Poverty, 1998). With L. Dresser.
  91. “Rebuilding Job Access and Career Advancement Systems in the New Economy,” COWS Briefing Paper (December 1997). With L. Dresser.
  92. “‘High Road’ Job Creation: The New Party’s Urban Agenda,” Dollars and Sense (November/December 1997): 30-33. With A. Fung.
  93. “The Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: Labor and Independent Politics.” Pp. 247-261 in Steve Fraser and Joshua Freeman, eds., Audacious Democracy (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1997). Reprinted in Working USA 1 (November/December 1997): 11-20.
  94. “A New Urban Agenda,” Boston Review 22 (February-March 1997): 3-8. With D. Luria.
  95. “What's Next... A Winning Strategy for Progressives,” The Nation 263 ( November 18, 1996 ): 11-18. With B. Colburn.
  96. “My Utopia or Yours?” Pp. 93-109 in John E. Roemer ed., Equal Shares: Making Market Socialism Work (New York: Verso, 1996). With J. Cohen.
  97. “The Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership: Lessons For National Policy,” National Center for the Workplace Working Paper #3 (October 1996). With E. Parker.
  98. “Is That All There Is?,” RESIST (October 1996): 2-3.
  99. “What Do Workers Want? Findings of the Worker Representation and Participation Survey,” in Bruno Stein, ed., Contemporary Issues in Labor and Employment Law, (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1996): 279-287.
  100. “An Alternative Democratic Platform,” In These Times (September 2-15, 1996): 14-15.
  101. “Social Welfare,” In These Times (September 2-15, 1996): 18-19.
  102. “Die Quintessenz: Der Inneramerikanischen Debatte,” Mitbestimmung 1996 (July-August): 12-17. With R.B. Freeman.
  103. Using Regional Economic Analysis in Urban Jobs Strategies (Cambridge: Regional Technology Strategies, August 1996). With B.R. Bosworth.
  104. Volatile Voters: Declining Living Standards and Non-College-Educated Whites. (Washington, D.C.: Economic Policy Institute, August 1996). With R. Teixeira.
  105. “Comment on Jeff Isaac,” Dissent 43 (Fall 1996): 86-89.
  106. “A Strategy for Labor,” Dissent 43 (Fall 1996): 78-84. With W. Rathke.
  107. “‘The More Things Change...’: Business Litigation and Governance in the American Automobile Industry,” Law & Social Inquiry 21(Summer 1996): 631-678. With L. Kenworthy and S. Macaulay.
  108. “Corporations in Court: Big Business Litigation in U.S. Federal Courts, 1971-91,” Law & Social Inquiry 21 (Summer 1996): 497-592. With T. Dunworth.
  109. “Necessary Complements,” Boston Review 21 (Summer 1996): 11-12.
  110. “Why We Need an Independent Politics,” Dissent 43 (Spring 1996): 91-94.
  111. “What To Do Now,” Boston Review 21 (February/March 1996): 16.
  112. “After Liberalism,” The Good Society 6 (Winter 1996): 18-24. With J. Cohen.
  113. State of Working Wisconsin (Madison: COWS, 1996). With L. Dresser and J. Whittaker.
  114. “How We Might Unite.” Pp. 289-310 in Greg Ruggiero and Stuart Sahulka, eds., The New American Crisis (New York: The New Press, 1995).
  115. “Who Deserted the Democrats in 1994?,” American Prospect 23 (Fall 1995): 73-76. With R. Teixeira.
  116. “After Liberalism,” Boston Review 20 (April/May 1995): 20-23. With J. Cohen.
  117. “Worker Representation and Participation Survey: First Report of Findings,” Pp. 336-345 in Proceedings of the 47th Annual Industrial Relations Research Association Meetings (Madison: IRRA, 1995). With R.B. Freeman.
  118. “Worker Representation and Participation Survey: First Report,” Dialogues 3 (February 1995): 1-2.
  119. “A Strategy for Labor,” Industrial Relations 34 (July 1995): 367-381.
  120. “Shut Up and Listen,” Solidarity (January/February 1995): 28.
  121. “How Divided Progressives Might Unite”, The New Left Review, No.210 (March/April 1995) 3-32. Reprinted as New Party Paper #3. (New York: New Party, 1995).
  122. “Talking Union,” The Nation 259 ( December 26, 1994 ): 784-85.
  123. “Solidarity, Democracy, Association.” Pp. 136-159 in W. Streeck, ed., Staat und Verbände, Sonderheft derPolitischen Vierteljahresschrift (Wiesbaden: Westdeutscher Verlag, 1994). Also in revised form in Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers, Associations and Democracy (London: Verso, 1995). With J. Cohen.
  124. “My Utopia Or Yours? Comments on A Future for Socialism,” Politics & Society 22 (December 1994): 507-521.
  125. Sustainable Milwaukee : Rebuilding Milwaukee from the Ground Up (Madison: COWS, 1994).
  126. “State of the Unions (and Why You Should Care),” Inc. 16 (January 1994): 23-24.
  127. “The Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership: A National Model for Regional Modernization Efforts?.” Pp. 403-411 in Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Industrial Relations Research Association (Madison: IRRA, 1994).
  128. “Reforming U.S. Labor Relations,” Chicago Kent Law Review 69 (1993): 97-127. Reprinted in abridged form in S. Friedman, R.W. Hurd, R.A. Oswald, and R.L. Seeber, eds., Restoring the Promise of American Labor Law (Ithaca: ILR Press, 1994): 15-28; reprinted 
  129. “Workplace Representation Overseas: The Works Councils Story.” Pp. 97-156 in Richard B. Freeman, ed., Working Under Different Rules (New York: Russell Sage Foundation for NBER, 1994). With W. Streeck.
  130. “Productive Solidarities: Economic Strategy and Left Politics. ” Pp. 128-45 in David Miliband, ed., Reinventing the Left (London: Polity Press, 1994). With W. Streeck.
  131. “Rebuilding American Democracy.” (October 1993). With R. Nader.
  132. “Is it third party time?,” In These Times, 4 (October 1993): 28-29.
  133. “Progressive Reform and the Clinton Moment,” in Richard Caplan and John Feffer, State of the Union (Boulder: Westview, 1993): 250-266. (Transcript of roundtable discussion with Heather Booth, Stan Greenberg, Saul Landau, Roger Wilkins.)
  134. “Imagining Unions,” Boston Review 18 (October-November, 1993): 10-12. With C. Sabel.
  135. “Associative Democracy,” in P. Bardhan and J. Roemer, eds., Market Socialism (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993): 236-252. With J. Cohen.
  136. “Associations and Democracy,” Social Philosophy and Policy 10 (Summer 1993): 282-312. With J. Cohen.
  137. “A New New Deal For Labor,” New York Times, (March 10, 1993). With R.B. Freeman.
  138. “Don't Worry, Be Happy: The Postwar Decline of Private Sector Unionism in the United States,” in Jane Jenson and Rianne Mahon, eds., The Challenge of Restructuring: North American Labor Movements Respond (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993): 48-71.
  139. “Clinton's Victory,” The Economist (Mainichi Newspapers), (December 22, 1992): 60-63. With J. Cohen. Also published in German as “Clintons Sieg,” Links 273 (February 1993): 17-19.
  140. “Who Speaks for Us? Employee Representation in a Non-Union Labor Market,” in B.E. Kaufman and M.M. Kleiner, eds., Employee Representation: Alternatives and Future Directions (Madison: IRRA, 1993): 13-79. With R.B. Freeman.
  141. “Secondary Associations and Democratic Governance,” Politics and Society 20 (December 1992): 393-472. With J. Cohen.
  142. “What Needs to Be Done for Labor to Flourish,” Economic Notes 60 (July-August 1992): 11.
  143. “Don't Whine, Organize! Out With the Old Politics, In With the New Party,” The Nation 255 (July 20, 1992): 102-105. With S. Pope. Reprinted in Jeffrey Elliot, ed., Brown and Benchmark Reader in American Government (New York: Wm. C. Brown, 1993): XX-XX.
  144. “Can We Get There From Here? Workforce Readiness and Apprenticeship,” in D. Dettke and C. Weil, eds., Challenges for Apprenticeship and Vocational Training in the 1990s: German and American Perspectives (Bonn: Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung, 1992): 48-58.
  145. “No Way Out: American Politics in 1992,” The Economist (Mainichi Newspapers), (January 14, 1992): 74-77. With J. Cohen.
  146. Wisconsin Metalworking Training Consortium: Recommendations for Action (Madison: COWS, 1991). With W. Streeck.
  147. “The Wisconsin Training Effort,” in J. Conant, ed., Dollars and Sense, vol. 2 (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1991): 1-35. With W. Streeck and E. Parker.
  148. Rising Costs, Falling Coverage: The Wisconsin AFL -CIO Health Care Survey. Madison:COWS. (April 1991).
  149. “The Transformation of American Business Disputing: A Sketch of the Wisconsin Project.” DPRP Working Paper 10-6. (Madison: Institute for Legal Studies, 1991). With M. Galanter, S. Macaulay, T. Palay.
  150. Skill Needs and Training Strategies in the Wisconsin Metalworking Industry. With W. Streeck. Madison: COWS. (January 1991).
  151. "What Does "High Road" mean?" (1990)
  152. "Party Time," (1990). With D. Cantor.
  153. “The Politics of Dealignment: The 1990 Elections in the U.S.,” The Economist (Mainichi Newspapers) (December 4, 1990 ): 50-53. With J. Cohen.
  154. “A Transformation of American Business Disputing? Some Preliminary Observations,” Disputes Processing Research Program (DPRP) Working Paper #10-3. (Madison: Institute for Legal Studies, 1991). With M. Galanter.
  155. “In the Shadow of the Law: Institutional Aspects of Postwar U.S. Union Decline,” in C. Tomlins and A. King, eds., New Directions in Legal History (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992): 283-302.
  156. “Traveling Light: State Theory and Sociolegal Research,” Studies in Law, Politics, and Society 11 (1991): 287-293.
  157. Knowledge, Morality and Hope: The Social Thought of Noam Chomsky,New Left Review 187 (May-June 1991): 5-27. With J. Cohen. Reprinted as “Conocimeiento, moralidad y esperanza: el pensamiento social de Chomsky,” El Otro Derecho 7 (Winter 1991): 71-99; and “Knowledge, morality and hope: Chomsky’s social thought,” in C. Otero ed., Noam Chomsky: Critical Assessments (New York: Routledge, 1994): 554-577
  158. “Divide and Conquer: Further 'Reflections on the Distinctive Character of American Labor Laws',” University of Wisconsin Law Review (1990): 139. “Reply to Beehler,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 19 (December 1989): 583-87. With J. Cohen.
  159. “Divide and Conquer: The Legal Foundations of Postwar U.S. Labor Policy,” in Christian Joerges and David M. Trubek, eds., Critical Legal Thought: An American German Debate (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 1989): 213-235.
  160. “Going Nowhere Fast: The 1988 Elections in Perspective,” The Economist (Mainichi Newspapers) 20031 (December 6, 1988): 50-57. With J. Cohen.
  161. “Reaganomics — Zweiter Teil,” Links 222 (October 1988): 19-21. With J. Cohen.
  162. “Too Much of Nothing? American Politics Enters the Post-Reagan Era” (Part II), The Economist (Mainichi Newspapers) 20034 (September 27, 1988): 58-63. With J. Cohen.
  163. “Too Much of Nothing? American Politics Enters the Post-Reagan Era” (Part I), The Economist (Mainichi Newspapers) 20033 (September 20, 1988): 12-17. With J. Cohen.
  164. “Life After Reagan: The Future of American Politics,” The Economist (Mainichi Newspapers) 20034 (January 26, 1988): 44-50. With J. Cohen.
  165. “Labor & Nicaragua,” The Nation 245 (October 31, 1987): 472-3. [Unsigned]
  166. “Reaganism After Reagan,” in Ralph Miliband, Leo Panitch, and John Saville, eds., The Socialist Register, 1988 (London: Merlin Press, 1988): 387-424. With J. Cohen.
  167. “Iranscam-Contragate: Its Impact on U.S. Politics,” The Economist (Mainichi Newspapers) 20034 ( March 24, 1987 ): 32-37. With J. Cohen.
  168. “Der Mythos vom Rechtsruck,” Links 200 (November, 1986): 59. With T. Ferguson.
  169. “The Midterm Elections in the United States,” The Economist (Mainichi Newspapers) 20031 (November 4, 1986 ): 30-36. With J. Cohen.
  170. “Big Business Backs the Freeze,” The Nation 243 ( July 19-26, 1986 ): 43-47. With T. Ferguson.
  171. “Big Business Deserts the Democrats,” The Nation 243 ( July 5-12, 1986 ): 1, 16, 18-19. With T. Ferguson.
  172. “Eine neue Politik ohne neue Wehler: Der Rechtsruck der Demokraten in den U.S.A.,” Leviathan 14 (1986): 255-89. With T. Ferguson.
  173. “Mondale's Right Turn,” The Texas Observer 78 ( June 13 1986 ): 9-12. With T. Ferguson.
  174. “The Myth of America 's Turn to the Right,” The Atlantic 257 (May 1986): 43-53. With T. Ferguson.
  175. “The True Cost of Intervention,” The Nation 242 ( April 12, 1986 ): 513-16. With J. Cohen.
  176. “Labor Day, 1985,” The Nation 241 ( September 7, 1985 ): 164-65. With T. Ferguson.
  177. “Die Mondale-Katastrophe,” Links 175 (November 1984): 28-29. With T. Ferguson.
  178. “Les cons é quences mondiales d'Un duel é lectoral: MM. Reagan et Mondale aux prises avec les d é ficits et le protectionnisme,” Le Monde diplomatique 368 (November 1984): 2-3. With T. Ferguson.
  179. “Why Mondale Turned Right,” The Nation 239 ( October 6, 1984 ): 313-15. With T. Ferguson.
  180. “Big Labor is Hurting — Itself,” The Nation 239 ( September 1, 1984 ): 129, 144-45. With T. Ferguson.
  181. “After the Fall,” The Boston Review 9 (July-August, 1984): 18-20. With J. Cohen.
  182. “Les démocrates sur la corde raide,” Le Monde diplomatique 364 (July 1984): 1, 8-9. With T. Ferguson.
  183. “The Politics of Voter Registration,” The Nation 239 ( July 21-28, 1984 ): 34, 45-51.
  184. “Neoliberals and Democrats,” The Nation 234 ( June 26, 1982 ): 767, 781-86. With T. Ferguson.
  185. “Manufacturing Disaster: The Great Japan Debate,” The Nation 234 ( February 13, 1982 ): 167-71. With T. Ferguson.
  186. “The Reagan Victory: Corporate Coalitions in the 1980 Campaign.” Pp. 3-64 in Thomas Ferguson and Joel Rogers, eds., The Hidden Election: Politics and Economics in the 1980 Presidential Campaign (New York: Pantheon Books, 1981). With T. Ferguson.   
  187. “La défaite du mouvement syndical américain,” Le Monde diplomatique 332 (November 1981): 11. With T. Ferguson.
  188. “More Than Academic: Oligopoly in the Idea Market,” The Nation 233 ( October 3, 1981 ): 303-308. With T. Ferguson.
  189. “Der Sieg Reagans: Interessengruppen und ihre Koalitionen in der Wahlkampagne von 1980,” Probleme des Klassenkampfs 11 (3) [PROKLA Heft 44] (September 1981): 57-86. With T. Ferguson.
  190. “The Empire Strikes Back,” The Nation 231 ( November 1, 1980 ): 436-40. With T. Ferguson.
  191. “Un président nationaliste pour l'Amérique en crise?,”  Le Monde diplomatique 317 (August 1980). With T. Ferguson.
  192. “Empire as a Way of Life,” The Nation 231 ( August 2-9, 1980 ): 123-24. With T. Ferguson.
  193. “Another Trilateral Election?,” The Nation 230 ( June 28, 1980 ): 769, 783-87. With T. Ferguson.
  194. “The Knights of the Roundtable,” The Nation 229 ( December 15, 1979 ): 620-25. With T. Ferguson.
  195. “How Business Saved the New Deal,” The Nation 229 ( December 8, 1979 ): 589-92. With T. Ferguson.
  196. “Un capitalisme divise,” Le Monde diplomatique 306 (September 1979). With T. Ferguson.
  197. "The State of the Unions,” The Nation 228 ( April 28, 1979 ): 462-65. With T. Ferguson.
  198. “Labor Law Reform and Its Enemies,” The Nation 228 ( January 6-13, 1979 ): 1, 17-20. With T. Ferguson.
  199. “Miller of the Fed,” The Nation 227 ( August 21-26, 1978 ): 134-36. With T. Ferguson.
  200. “U.S. still in Vietnam,” Politicks and Other Human Interests 1 (3) (November 22, 1977): 24.


Book Reviews

  1. Lane Kenworthy, Social Democratic America (Oxford University Press. 2014). Contemporary Sociology 45(6):703-707.  (Review entitled “Stumbling Towards Stockhom”)
  2. David Brody, Labor Embattled: History, Power, Rights (Champaign/Urbana, IL: Illinois University Press, 2005), Labor History 47 (4) (November 2006): 559-566. (Review entitled “History We Haven’t Made Yet.”)
  3. James Weinstein, The Long Detour: The History and Future of the American Left (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2003), The Nation (web edition,, June 25, 2004. (Review entitled “Unfulfilled Promise.”)
  4. Simon Head, The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in the Digital Age (New York: Oxford University Press), The New Leader 38 (November-December 2003): 28-29. (Review entitled “This Call May Be Recorded.”)
  5. William Easterly, The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001) and Joseph Stiglitz, Globalization and Its Discontents (New York: W.W. Norton, 2002), New Labor Forum 12: 2 (Summer 2003): 114-121. (Review entitled “Humanizing the Marketplace.”) With J. Cohen.
  6. Richard Rorty, Truth and Progress: Philosophical Papers, Volume Three (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998) and Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998), The Lingua Franca Book Review (Spring 1998): 8-9. With J. Cohen. (Review Entitled “Our Town”)
  7. Ian Ayres and John Braithwaite, Responsive Regulation: Transcending the Deregulation Debate (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991), Contemporary Sociology 22 (May 1993): 338-339. (Review entitled “A Toolkit for Regulatory Reform”)
  8.  Richard Neely, Judicial Jeopardy: When Business Collides With the Courts (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1986), Law and Society Review 21 (1988): 753-763. (Review entitled “Another Brief for Business”)
  9. Mike Davis, Prisoners of the American Dream (London: Verso, 1986), Against the Current 2 (May-June 1987): 27-32. (Review entitled “Will the Giant Awaken?”)
  10. Jeff McMahan, Reagan and the World: Imperial Policy and the New Cold War (New York: Monthly Review Press, l986) and David A. Stockman, The Triumph of Politics: Why the Reagan Revolution Failed (New York: Harper & Row, 1986), Monthly Review 38 (January 1987): 42-51. With J. Cohen. (Review entitled “The Worst and the Dumbest: Perspectives on the Reagan Era”)
  11. Sarah E. Evans and Harry C. Boyte, Free Spaces: Sources of Democratic Change in America (New York: Harper & Row, 1986), Contemporary Sociology 16 (1987): 667-668.
  12. David Abraham, The Collapse of the Weimar Republic: Political Economy and Crisis (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981) and Richard Bessel and E.J. Feuchtwanger, eds. Social Change and Political Development in Weimar Germany (Totowa, New Jersey: Barnes and Noble Books, 1981), Journal of Economic History 42 (June 1982): 452-454.
  13. Edward S. Herman, Corporate Control, Corporate Power (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981), democracy 2 (January 1982): 107-119. (Review entitled: “Contested Terrain”)
  14. Robert Justin Goldstein, Political Repression in Modern America (Cambridge: Schenkman Publishing Company, 1978), Journal of Politics 41 (November 1979): 1233-1234


Sustaining Wisconsin Columns (Published in The Capital Times but often republished around the state, these were part of an 18 month public education campaign COWS ran before the 2002 WI gubernatorial primary election. NB: Not responsible for article titles.)
1. “‘Privatize’ Equals ‘Redistribute’,” The Capital Times, August 24, 2002.
2. “Social Security Scare is Big Lie,” The Capital Times, August 12, 2002.
3. “Keep the Government, Dissolve the People!,” The Capital Times, July 29, 2002.
4. “Wow! Greed Really Isn’t Enough!,” The Capital Times, July 8, 2002.
5. “An Economic Plan – Not,” The Capital Times, June 24, 2002.
6. “Scams for Rich Spotlight Greed,” The Capital Times, June 10, 2002.
7. “Base Opinion Of Power: The Future On All The Facts,” The Capital Times, June 4, 2002.
8. “Has U.S. Forgotten Its Ideals?,” The Capital Times, May 27, 2002.
9. “No End in Sight to State Deficits,” The Capital Times, May 21, 2002.
10. “Power Plan Would Take U.S. For Fools,” The Capital Times, May 13, 2002.
11. “Just Who’s Taking’ What?,” The Capital Times, May 6, 2002.
12. “Step to Regain State Democracy,” The Capital Times, April 29, 2002.
13. “Let’s Clean up Elections First,” The Capital Times, April 22, 2002.
14. “Can State Return to Greatness?” The Capital Times, April 15 2002.
15. “No Fun In Dysfunctional Government,” The Capital Times, April 9, 2002.
16. “Anti-Tax Slogans Just Don’t Fit,” The Capital Times, April 1, 2002.
17. “Assembly Budget Truly Sad,” The Capital Times, March 25, 2002.
18. “Budget Fix Demands ‘T’ Word,” The Capital Times, March 18, 2002.
19. “‘Taxes Bad’ Mantra is Wrong,” The Capital Times, March 11, 2002.
20. “The Governor and the L Word,” The Capital Times, March 4, 2002.
21. “How Taxes Used is What Counts,” The Capital Times, February 25, 2002.
22. “Deficit Blues II: The Myths,” The Capital Times, February 18, 2002.
23. “Deficit Blues Settle Over State,” The Capital Times, February 11, 2002.
24. “Mini-Enron Gives U.S. a Chance,” The Capital Times, February 4, 2002.
25. “SOS! Milwaukee Needs Help,” The Capital Times, January 28, 2002.
26. “Potential High for Inner Cities,” The Capital Times, January 22, 2002.
27. “A Wish List For Wisconsin,” The Capital Times, December 24, 2001.
28. “Economy Needs Old, New,” The Capital Times, December 17, 2001.
29. “Economy Breeds Greed,” The Capital Times, December 10, 2001.
30. “Working Women Left In Lurch,” The Capital Times, December 3, 2001.
31. “The Changing State of Work,” The Capital Times, November 26, 2001.
32. “Inequalities Hit Middle Class,” The Capital Times, November 19, 2001.
33. “Let's Talk About the Big Issues,” The Capital Times, November 12, 2001.
34. “Stimulus is Anything But,” The Capital Times, November 5, 2001.
35. “Budget Bomb Incoming,” The Capital Times, October 29, 2001.
36. “Profiting from Terror,” The Capital Times, October 22, 2001.
37. “A Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Bush Presidency,” The Capital Times, October 15, 2001.
38. “Get Fiscal House in Order,” The Capital Times, October 8, 2001.
39. “A Progressive Approach to Force,” The Capital Times, October 1, 2001.
40. “Ending the War in Vietnam,” The Capital Times, September 24, 2001.
41. “The United States is not Blameless,” The Capital Times, September 17, 2001.
42. “U.S. Works More, for Less,” The Capital Times, September 10, 2001.
43. “Workers Face Bitter Reality,” The Capital Times, September 3, 2001.
44. “Social Costs Run High,” The Capital Times, August 27, 2001.
45. “Make it Right to Begin With,” The Capital Times, August 20, 2001.
46. “A Better Energy Policy,” The Capital Times, August 13, 2001.
47. “Don't give in to Almighty Market,” The Capital Times, August 6, 2001.

48. “We Control Energy Choices, but within Limited Options,” The Capital Times, July 30, 2001.
49. “Energy Success Stories,” The Capital Times, July 23, 2001.
50. “Clean Energy Potential High,” The Capital Times, July 16, 2001.
51. “A Proposal for Investing $500 Million on Energy,” The Capital Times, July 9, 2001.
52. “Anti-Green State Subsidies Cost Taxpayers Plenty,” The Capital Times, July 2, 2001.
53. “Americans Show They Have a 'Wise Heart',” The Capital Times, June 25, 2001.
54. “Be it Resolved: 'Yes, There is an Alternative',” The Capital Times, June 18, 2001.
55. “Public Should be in the Know on Subsidies,” The Capital Times, June 11, 2001.
56. “Wisconsin Could Take Lead in Clean Energy,” The Capital Times, June 4, 2001.
57. “Rail Could Ease Commuters Nightmares,” The Capital Times, May 14, 2001.
58. “Capitalism, Nature and Us,” The Capital Times, May 8, 2001.
59. “Budget Shortfall Easy to Solve,” The Capital Times, April 30, 2001.
60. “High Taxes Are Really Not the Problem,” The Capital Times, April 23, 2001.
61. “Citizens See Flaws, Disparity in Gov’s Budget,” The Capital Times, April 16, 2001.
62. “Few Legislators Have Voice in Budget Process,” The Capital Times, April 9, 2001.
63. “Gov's budget is key to State Policy Choices,” The Capital Times, April 2, 2001.
64. “Progressivism’s Seeds are Here for the Planting,” The Capital Times, March 26, 2001.
65. “Workers Need Greater Voice, Power,” The Capital Times, March 19, 2001.
66. “Where are John and Jane Q. Public?,” The Capital Times, March 12, 2001.
67. “Dialogue Sets Best Direction for the Future,” The Capital Times, February 26, 2001.