Recent Publications

The Center has already sponsored or published about 100 articles and monographs. Several more are in progress and others are planned. The published works vary in style and have attracted readers from the general public as well as from the scholarly community.

Books and Monographs

America in Decline? (With S. Robert Lichter). Westport, CT: Greenwood/Praeger, forthcoming.

The Least Dangerous Branch? The Consequences of Judicial Activism (With Stephen Powers). Westport, CT: Greenwood/Praeger, 2002.

Environmental Cancer: A Political Disease? (With S. Robert Lichter). New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.

American Elites (with Althea Nagai and Robert Lerner). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1996.

Hollywood's America: Social and Political Themes in Motion Pictures (with Stephen Powers and David Rothman). Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1996.


"Racial Diversity Reconsidered." (with Seymour Martin Lipset and Neil Nevitte ) The Public Interest, Spring, (2003): 25-38.

"Does Enrollment Diversity Improve University Education?" (With Neil Nevitte and Seymour Martin Lipset) International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 15, 1 (2003): 7-25.

"Sidney Hook Memorial Award Presentation: A Solitary Defender." Academic Questions, 15, 4 (Fall, 2002): 12ff.

"Diversity and Affirmative Action: The State of Campus Opinion." Academic Questions, 15, 4 (Fall, 2002): 52-66.

"Environmental Cancer." In Jonathan Imber ed. Searching For Science Policy. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 2002, pp. 83-96.

"Biases about Man-made Cancer Divide Researchers." (With Allan Mazur and S. Robert Lichter) Social Studies of Science, 31, 5 (October, 2001): 771-778.

"Political Elites: Recruitment and Careers." International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 17, New York: Elsevier Press, 2001, pp. 11656-11661.

"Environmental Cancer," Society, 38, 4 (May/June, 2001): 20-26.

"Media and Business Elites: Still in Conflict?" The Public Interest, #143 (Spring, 2001): 72-86.

"The Media, Identity and Personality." In Character and Identity. Vol. II: The Sociological Foundations of Literary and Historical Perspectives, edited by Morton A. Kaplan. St Paul, MN: Paragon House Press, February, 2000.

"What is Higher Education's Responsibility to Society?" (With Alan Charles Kors, Dennis O'Brien, William B. Allen and John Agresto.) Academic Questions, 12, 4 (Fall, 1999): 13-44.

"Elites Revisited: American Social and Political Leadership in the 1990s." (With Amy Black) International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 11, 2, (1999): 169-195.

"Shall We Kill All the Lawyers First? Insider and Outsider Views of the Legal Profession." (With Amy Black) Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, (1998): 835-860.

"Who Rules Now?" American Elites in the 1990s," (With Amy Black) Society/Transaction, 35, 6 (September/October, 1998): 17-20.

"Have You Really Come a Long Way? Women's Access to Power in the United States." (With Amy Black) Gender Issues, 1, 1 (Winter/Spring, 1998): 107-123.

"The Media, Identity and Personality," International Journal of World Peace, XIV, 4 (December, 1997): 49-80.

Reprinted in Kaplan, Morton, ed. Character & Identity: The Sociological Foundation of Literary and Historical Perspectives, St. Paul, MN: A PWPA Book, 2000.

"Reel Messages: Study Suggests Values of Hollywood's Elite May Not Reflect Public's." (With David Rothman) Boston Globe, September 28, 1997, pp. C1 + C5.

"An Incomplete Remedy for an Enduring Dilemma." Academic Questions, 10, 2 (1997): 23-25.

"Scholarship, History and Polemics." (With David Rothman) Academic Questions, 9, 5 (1997): 63-71.

"The Mass Media and Democratic Well Being in the United States." International Journal of World Peace, VIII, 3 (September, 1996): 47-62.

"Ideological Conflict Among American Elites." (With Robert Lerner and Althea Nagai) Public Perspective, 7, 6 (October/November, 1996): 64-67.

"Is Environmental Cancer a Political Disease?" (With S. Robert Lichter) Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 775 (June 24, 1996): 231-245.

Also in: Gross, P.R. and N. Levitt eds. The Flight from Science and Reason. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, (1996).

"Gendering American History," (With Robert Lerner and Althea Nagai) World and I, (April, 1996): 327-337.

"The Decline of Bourgeois America," Society/Transaction, (January/February, 1996): 9-16.

"Is God Really Dead in Beverly Hills? Hollywood and the Supernatural," American Scholar, (Spring, 1996): 272-278.

Reprinted in Ackley, Katherine, ed. Essays from Contemporary Culture, Fourth Edition. New York: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 2001.

Reprinted in Ackley, Katherine, ed. Essays from Contemporary Culture, Third Edition. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1998.

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