Publications

Book

Democracy on the Ground: Local Politics in Latin America’s Left Turn. Forthcoming (July 2023) with Columbia University Press.

Peer-review journal articles:

Revised and Resubmit (Second Round). “The Art of the Impossible: Utopia and Instrumentalism in Contemporary Electoral Politics.” Theory and Society.

  1. “The Rise and Fall of Radical Democracy in Torres, ‘Venezuela’s First Socialist City.” Espacio Abierto: Cuaderno Venezolano de Sociogía. Vol 31 Num 2.
  1. The Crisis in Venezuela.” Social Text Online. June 20. (Part of “Crisis in Venezuela: The US Left, Solidarities, and What is to be Done?” with Macarena Gómez-Barris and George Ciccariello-Maher [note: each author wrote a stand-alone solo-authored piece]
  1. The Promise and Perils of Radical Left Populism: The Case of Venezuela.Journal of World Systems Research 24(2): 277-292. Lead Article.

2017. “From System Collapse to Chavista Hegemony: The Evolution of the Party System in Bolivarian Venezuela.” Latin American Perspectives 44(1):17-36. Lead Article.

2015. “The Labour of Learning: Overcoming the Obstacles Facing Union-Worker Centre Collaborations”. Work, Employment and Society. Online First. DOI: 10.1177/0950017015577898

  • Best Graduate Paper Award (Honorable Mention), Labor & Labor Movements Section, American Sociological Association, 2009.

2014. “The Crooked Line: From Populist Mobilization to Participatory Democracy in Chávez-era Venezuela”. Qualitative Sociology 37(4): 373-401. Lead Article.

  • Outstanding Faculty Article Award, Sociology of Development Section, American Sociological Association, 2015.
  • Best Article Award (Honorable Mention), Venezuelan Studies Section, Latin American Studies Association, 2015.

Articles Under Review

“The Rise and Fall of Radical Democracy in Torres, ‘Venezuela’s First Socialist City.’” Espacio Abierto: Cuaderno Venezolano de Sociología. [Part of dossier accepted to journal for Special Issue]

Book Chapters:

2022. “Was Hugo Chávez an Autocrat?” in Dictators and Autocrats, edited by Klaus Larres. Routledge.

*Forthcoming. [Expected 2023]. “Within and Against the State: Navigating Venezuela’s Halfway Revolution,” in Democratic Socialism in Global Perspective, edited by Daniel Chávez, Patrick Barrett, and Pete Ramand. Volume under consideration by University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, and Pluto Press; Spanish edition forthcoming from CLASCO.]

*2018. “Two Decades of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution: Achievements and Limits,” pp. 143-163 in Reframing Latin American Development, edited by Ronaldo Munck and Raul Delgado Wise. Routledge Press.

2016. “From Illustrating Problems to Providing Solutions: Latin America as a Source of Global Social Innovation.” Pp. 72-88 in Global Latin America, edited by Matthew Gutmann and Jeffrey Lessing, Berkeley: University of California Press. (First author with Peter Evans) (Please email me for a copy)

2015. “Emergent Socialist Hegemony in Bolivarian Venezuela: The Role of the Party.” In From Crisis to Crises: Marxist Perspectives on Latin America in the Global Economy, edited by Jeffrey Webber and Susan Spronk. Brill Academic Press.

2013. “The Strange Disappearance of Capitalism from Social Movement Studies.” In Marxism and Social Movements, edited by Colin Barker, Laurence Cox, John Krinsky and Alf Nilsen. Brill Academic Press. (Equal co-author with Jeff Goodwin)

2008. “Liberation Movements.” In International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. Detroit: MacMillan Reference. (Equal co-author with Jeff Goodwin) (Please email me for a copy)

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