David Coates

American Politics and Society

Below are my writings on American Politics and Society. Much of it can be downloaded directly from this page in PDF or or Microsoft Word formats. Much of the earlier writing is now accessible through the WakeSpace Digital Archive of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University. Some of that material is still restricted, at the request of the publishers, but much is not.

If access proves difficult, please contact me directly.

Most of the books are available through the Wake Forest University Book Store (336) 758-5145. Click on a book’s image to purchase online through Barnes and Noble.

America at the Hinge of History/ Reflections on our Current Condition

(Talk to the Newbridge Bank “Made in the Triad” Business Breakfast, November 18, 2010)

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A Tale of Two Cities: Financial Meltdown and the Atlantic Divide

(written with Kara Dickstein and presented to the British Politics Group pre-APSA conference, “The UK and the US in 2010”, Washington DC, September 1, 2010)

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Answering Back: Liberal Responses to Conservative Arguments: published by Continuum Books, December 2009

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Separating Sense from Nonsense in the US debate on the Financial Meltdown,” Political Studies Review vol. 8 (1), January 2010, pp. 15-26

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A Liberal Tool Kit: Westport CT, Praeger-Greenwood, 2007

Details at http://liberaltoolkit.blogspot.com/

Getting Immigration Right: What Every American Needs to Know, with co-editor Peter Siavelis, Washington DC, Potomac Books, 2009. A compilation of essays inspired by a 3-day conference on immigration issues in 2007, the book includes these chapters by David Coates:“The Economic Impact of Immigration,” pp. 83-96.

“Options for Action, Strategies for Change,” pp. 219-234.

Blair’s War: Malden, Polity Press, 2004
“Arguments on the War,” unpublished paper, March 2003.

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“The Development of the Anglo-American Model of Trade Union and Political Party Relations” (with Matthew Bodah and Steve Ludlam), Labour Studies Journal, vol. 28, no. 2, Summer 2003, pp. 1-22

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“Trajectories of solidarity: changing union-party linkages in the UK and USA,” (with Steve Ludlam and Matthew Bodah), British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Volume 4(2), June 2002, pp. 222-244.

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Models of Capitalism: Growth and Stagnation in the Modern Era:
Cambridge, Polity Press, 2000

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