Articles & Essays

By Mathieu Deflem and co-authors. Posted as html & pdf. Full publications list via academic CV [pdf].
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TERRORISM, COUNTERTERRORISM, AND SECURITY | Policing Terrorism – General & Theoretical |

Police and Terrorism

Policing International Terrorism. With Samantha Hauptman. Pp. 64-78 in Globalisation and the Challenge to Criminology, edited by Francis Pakes. London: Routledge, 2013.

Joint Terrorism Task Forces. Pp. 423-426 in Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror, Volume 1, edited by Frank G. Shanty. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2012. 

Yehida Mishtartit Mistaravim (YAMAS) (Israel). Pp. 71-72 in Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror, Volume 2, edited by Frank G. Shanty. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2012. 

Policing the Modern City: Local Counterterrorism in the United States. Pp. 261-267 in Counter Terrorism in Diverse Communities, edited by Siddik Ekici. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2011.

Policing Afghanistan: Civilian Police Reform and the Resurgence of the Taliban. Pp. 114-124 in The Routledge Handbook of War and Society: Iraq and Afghanistan, edited by Steven Carlton-Ford & Morten G. Ender. London: Routledge. 2011.

Police and Counter-Terrorism: A Sociological Theory of International Cooperation. Pp. 163-172 in Emerging Transnational (In)security Governance, edited by Ersel Aydinli. London: Routledge, 2010.

Terrorism, Domestic Spying. With Lisa Dilks. Pp. 931-933 in Encyclopedia of Social Problems, edited by Vincent N. Parrillo. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2008.

International Police Cooperation Against Terrorism: Interpol and Europol in Comparison. Pp. 17-25 in Understanding and Responding to Terrorism, edited by H. Durmaz, B. Sevinc, A.S. Yayla, and S. Ekici. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2007.
Chinese translation: “国际反恐警务合作—国际刑警组织和欧洲刑警组织的比较.” Public Security Science Journal (Journal of Zhejiang Police College) 1(111):51-53, 2009.
Europol and the Policing of International Terrorism: Counter-Terrorism in a Global Perspective. Justice Quarterly 23(3):336-359, 2006.

Video: Global Counter-Terrorism: International Police Cooperation in the Fight Against Terrorism. A lecture at the workshop on Social Dynamics of Global Terrorism: Risk and Prevention Policies, Ankara, Turkey, April 7, 2006.

Policing Post-War Iraq: Insurgency, Civilian Police, and the Reconstruction of Society. With Suzanne Sutphin. Sociological Focus 39(4):265-283, November 2006.
Chinese translation: “后伊拉克战争警务:叛乱、民间警察和社会重构.” Public Security Science Journal (Journal of Zhejiang Police College) 5(109):29-32, July 2008.
Global Rule of Law or Global Rule of Law Enforcement? International Police Cooperation and Counter-Terrorism. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 603:240-251, 2006.
Revised from: Interpol and the Policing of International Terrorism: Developments and Dynamics since September 11. With Lindsay C. Maybin. Pp. 175-191 in Terrorism: Research, Readings, & Realities, edited by L.L. Snowden & B.C. Whitsel. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005.
Whose Face at the Border? Homeland Security and Border Policing Since 9/11. With J. Eagle Shutt. Journal of Social and Ecological Boundaries 1(2):81-105, 2005.

Governmentality and the War on Terror: FBI Project Carnivore and the Diffusion of Disciplinary Power. With Holly E. Ventura and J. Mitchell Miller. Critical Criminology 13(1):55-70, 2005.

Social Control and the Policing of Terrorism: Foundations for a Sociology of Counter-Terrorism. The American Sociologist 35(2):75-92, 2004.

Law Enforcement 9-11: Questioning the Policing of International Terrorism. Pro Bono, Newsletter of the SSSP Law & Society Division, 9(1):5-9, 2002.



Terrorism: General and Theoretical Perspectives

War on Terror. With Stephen Chicoine. Pp. 987-990 in Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime, Second Edition, edited by Lawrence M. Salinger. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2013.

NSA/Snowden case, Letters to the Editor: Don't Give Snowden What He Wants. The Washington Times, June 26, 2013, p. B2; Snowden Should Slip into Obscurity. South China Morning Post, June 18, 2013, p. 10; The Real Victims of NSA Surveillance. The Guardian, June 12, 2013, p. 31.

Ending the War on the War on Terror. Review essay of Thwarting Enemies at Home and Abroad, by William R. Johnson; and Under Construction: Making Homeland Security at the Local Level, by Kerry B. Fosher. Contexts 78(4):76-78, 2009.

Terrorism. Pp. 533-540 in 21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook, edited by J. Mitchell Miller. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2009.

Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism Approaches. Pp. 929-931 in Encyclopedia of Social Problems, edited by Vincent N. Parrillo. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2008.

Is the United States Ready for Future Catastrophes? Estimating the Effectiveness of Organizations for Hazard Mitigation Since 9/11. With Aytül Kasapoglu and Dennis S. Mileti. Journal of Homeland Security, September 2007.

Better Intelligence Needed to Fight Terror Attacks. Op-ed. The State, July 13, 2005.

Reading Terrorism and Terrorists. Review essay. Theoretical Criminology 9(2):231-236, 2005.

Introduction: Towards a Criminological Sociology of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, in Deflem, M. (ed.) Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Criminological Perspectives. Elsevier 2004.

The Globalization of Heartland Terror: Reflections on the Oklahoma City Bombing. Online paper, 1995. A short version is published in The Critical Criminologist, Newsletter, ASC Critical Criminology Division, Fall 1997, p.5.

Related book reviews: Global Shell Games: Experiments in Transnational Relations, Crime, and Terrorism, by Michael G. Findley, Daniel L. Nielson, and J.C. Sharman. Law and Politics Book Review 2014; The Character of Harms: Operational Challenges in Control, by Malcolm K. Sparrow. Contemporary Sociology 2009; Terrorism and the Limitation of Rights: The ECHR and the US Constitution, by Stefan Sottiaux. Law & Politics Book Review 2008; Terrorism as Crime, by Mark S. Hamm. Contemporary Sociology 2008; In the Common Defense, by James E. Baker. Law and Politics Book Review 2007; Not a Suicide Pact, by Richard Posner. Law and Politics Book Review 2007; Protecting Liberty in an Age of Terror, by Philip B. Heymann and Juliette N. Kayyem. Contemporary Security Policy 2006; The War on Terrorism and the Rule of Law, by Richard M. Pious. Law & Politics Book Review 2006; Terrorism, Freedom, and Security, by Philip B. Heymann. Law & Politics Book Review 2003; Terrorism Today, by Christopher C. Harmon. Journal of Contingencies & Crisis Management 2002.



INTERNATIONAL POLICING & COOPERATION | Contemporary – History – Other Police & Policing |

Contemporary Conditions 

International Law Enforcement. With Michael D. Bayer. Pp. Pp. 1168-1173 in The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, edited by Jay S. Albanese. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.

Bowling for Global Police. Review essay of Policing the Caribbean, Stop and Search, and Global Policing. CrimeTalk, May 5, 2014.

Interpol. Pp. 956-958 in The Encyclopedia of Global Studies, edited by Helmut K. Anheier and Mark Juergensmeyer. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2012. See also: A Truth About Interpol (comment). Via The Atlantic, May 2014.

Policing. Pp. 1163-1165 in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization, edited by G. Ritzer. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

International Drug Agencies. With Shannon McDonnough. In Encyclopedia of Drug Policy, edited by Mark Kleiman and James Hawdon. Sage Publications, 2011.

International Law Enforcement Organizations. With Shannon McDonough. Pp. 127-148 in Comparative and International Policing, Justice, and Transnational Crime, edited by Sesha Kethineni. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2010.

Interpol. Pp. 179-181 in The Sage Dictionary of Policing, eds A. Wakefield and J. Fleming. London: Sage, 2009.

International Money Laundering Control: Law Enforcement Issues. With Kyle Irwin. Pp. 243-246 in Organized Crime: From Trafficking to Terrorism, edited by Frank G. Shanty. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2008.

Interpol. Pp. 198-199 in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, edited by Peter N. Stearns. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Crime, International Response to. Pp. 330-331 in Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, edited by David S. Clark. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2007.

International Policing. Pp. 701-705 in The Encyclopedia of Police Science, Third Edition, edited by Jack R. Greene. New York: Routledge, 2007.

Extradition, International. With Kyle Irwin. Pp. 352-354 in Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties, edited by Otis H. Stephens, Jr., John M. Scheb II, and Kara E. Stooksbury. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.

International Policing --The Role of the United States. Pp. 808-812 in The Encyclopedia of Criminology, edited by Richard A. Wright and J. Mitchell Miller. New York: Routledge, 2005.

The Boundaries of International Cooperation: Problems and Prospects of U.S.-Mexican Police Relations. Pp. 93-122 in Corruption, Police, Security & Democracy, edited by Menachem Amir & Stanley Einstein. Huntsville, TX: Office on International Criminal Justice, 2004.

International Police Cooperation in Northern America: A Review of Practices, Strategies, and Goals in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Pp. 71-98 in International Police Cooperation: A World Perspective, edited by Daniel J. Koenig and Dilip K. Das. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2001.

Comparative Criminal Justice. With Amanda J. Swygart. Pp. 51- 68 in the Handbook of Criminal Justice Administration, edited by T. DuPont-Morales, M. Hooper, and J. Schmidt. New York: Marcel Dekker, 2001.

Smuggling. With Kelly Henry-Turner. pp. 473-475 in the Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior, Clifton D. Bryant, Editor-in-Chief. Volume 2, Crime and Juvenile Delinquency. Francis & Taylor Publishers, 2000.

International Criminal Justice on the Internet. Inter-Section, Newsletter of the International Section of the ACJS, Summer 1998, pp. 1-4.

Related book reviews: The New International Policing, by B.K. Greener. Global Change, Peace and Security 2010; Policing Paris, by Clifford Rosenberg. International Review of Social History 2007; Policing International Society: Views from the United States. Review essay on Cops Across Borders by Ethan A. Nadelmann, and Crime and Law Enforcement in the Global Village edited by William F. McDonald. Police Forum 1997.



History of International Policing 

History of Technology in Policing. With Stephen Chicoine. Pp. 2269-2277 in Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, edited by Gerben Bruinsma and David Weisburd. Berlin: Springer, 2014. 

Interpol. Pp. 1192-1193 in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization, edited by G. Ritzer. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Police. In The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History, edited by Akira Iriye and Pierre-Yves Saunier. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Bureaucratization. Pp. 14-16 in The Sage Dictionary of Policing, edited by A. Wakefield and J. Fleming. London: Sage, 2009.

Policing. Pp. 970-973 in Encyclopedia of Globalization, eds R. Robertson and J.A. Scholte. New York: Routledge, 2007.

Book Symposium: Policing World Society. Law Enforcement Executive Forum 5(4):63-82, July 2005.

Symposium: Book (Author) Meets Dissertation (Authors): Policing World Society by Mathieu Deflem. Amici, ASA Sociology of Law section newsletter, 12(2), 2005.

International Police Cooperation --History of. Pp. 795-798 in The Encyclopedia of Criminology, edited by Richard A. Wright and J. Mitchell Miller. New York: Routledge, 2005.

"Wild Beasts Without Nationality": The Uncertain Origins of Interpol, 1898-1910. Pp. 275-285 in The Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice, edited by Philip Reichel. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2005.

Technology and the Internationalization of Policing: A Comparative-Historical Perspective. Justice Quarterly 19(3):453-475, 2002.

The Logic of Nazification: The Case of the International Criminal Police Commission ("Interpol"). International Journal of Comparative Sociology 43(1):21-44, 2002.

Bureaucratization and Social Control: Historical Foundations of International Police Cooperation. Law & Society Review 34(3):601-640, 2000.

International Policing in Nineteenth-Century Europe: The Police Union of German States, 1851-1866. International Criminal Justice Review 6:36-57, 1996.



Other Police and Policing

Policing Katrina: Managing Law Enforcement in New Orleans. With Suzanne Sutphin. Policing 3(1):41-49, 2009.
Chinese translation published as: 卡特里娜”警务:新奥尔良执法管理经验. Public Security Science Journal 3(113):31-35, 2009.
Policing the Pearl: Historical Transformations of Law Enforcement in Hong Kong. With Richard Featherstone, Yunqing Li, and Suzanne Sutphin. International Journal of Police Science and Management 10(3):349-356, 2008.

Federal Bureau of Investigation. Pp. 360-361 in Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties, edited by O.H. Stephens, Jr., J.M. Scheb II, and K.E. Stooksbury. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2006.

Law Enforcement and Computer Security Threats and Measures. With J. Eagle Shutt. In The Handbook of Information Security, Volume 2, edited by Hossein Bidgoli. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2006.

Law Enforcement in British Colonial Africa: A Comparative Analysis of Imperial Policing in Nyasaland, the Gold Coast, and Kenya. Police Studies 17(1):45-68, 1994.

The Invisibilities of Social Control: Uncovering Gary Marx’s Discovery of Undercover. Crime, Law and Social Change 18(1/2):177-192, 1992.

Sociologie en Sociale Controle: Politie, Undercover, en Technologie. Panopticon 12(5):475-482, 1991.

Related book reviews: Policing in Hong Kong, by Kam C. Wong. Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books, 2013; Crime, Police and Penal Policy, by Clive Emsley. British Journal of Criminology 2008; Police Stories, by John Merriman. Journal of Social History 2007; Citizens, Cops, and Power, by Steve Herbert. Law and Society Review 2007; Informers: Policing, Policy, Practice, edited by Roger Billingsley, Teresa Nemitz, and Philip Bean. International Criminal Justice Review 2002.



LAW AND SOCIAL CONTROL | Sociology of Law – Criminal Justice & Crime |

Sociology of Law 

The Legal Theory of Jürgen Habermas. Pp. 70-95 in Law and Social Theory, Second Edition, edited by Reza Banakar and Max Travers. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing, 2013.

Introduction: Disasters and Hazards in Socio-Legal Studies, in Deflem, M. (ed.), Disasters, Hazards, and Law. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2012.

The Sociological Discourse on Human Rights: Lessons from the Sociology of Law. With Stephen Chicoine. Development and Society 40(1):101-115, June 2011.
Related video: "The Sociological Discourse on Human Rights." Conference on Human Rights and the Social: Making a New Knowledge, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, November 4-6, 2009. 
Sociology of Law. In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Sociology, edited by Jeff Manza. Oxford University Press, 2011.

Sociology of Law: Prologue to the Chinese Edition. English and Chinese versions. in Deflem, M., 法社会学讲义:学术脉络与理论体系 (平装). Peking University Press, 2010.

Symposium: Sociology of Law: Visions of a Scholarly Tradition, by Mathieu Deflem. Pro Bono, the newsletter of the SSSP Law & Society Division, 16(1), Spring 2010.

Sociological Theories of Law. Pp. 1410-1413 in Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, edited by David S. Clark. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2007.

Legal Profession. Pp. 2583-2584 in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by George Ritzer. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2007.

Freedom of Access to Clinics Entrances Act (FACE). With Brian Hudak. Pp. 407-408 in Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties, edited by Otis H. Stephens, Jr. et al. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.

Jurisprudencia sociológica y sociología del derecho (Spanish: Sociological Jurisprudence and Sociology of Law). Opinión Jurídica 5(10):107-119, 2006.

Religion and Abortion Attitudes: Findings from the Religion and Politics Survey. With Christoph Weismayer. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL, August 2002.

Article Misstates Facts of Abortion. Letter. The Purdue Exponent, April 27, 2000.

The Boundaries of Abortion Law: Systems Theory from Parsons to Luhmann and Habermas. Social Forces 76(3):775-818, 1998.

Review of Doctors of Conscience: The Struggle to Provide Abortion before and after Roe v. Wade, by Carole Joffe. American Journal of Sociology 103(3):808-809, 1997.

Introduction: Law in Habermas’s Theory of Communicative Action, in Deflem, M. (ed.), Habermas, Modernity and Law. Sage Publications 1996.
Chinese translation published as "导论:哈贝马斯交往行为理论中的法律思想".
Discourstheorie, Strafrecht, en Criminologie. Panopticon 16(1):86-9, 1996.

Corruption, Law and Justice: A Conceptual Clarification. Journal of Criminal Justice 23(3):243-258, 1995.

Théorie du Discours, Droit Pénal, et Criminologie. Review essay on Jürgen Habermas, Faktizität und Geltung (Between Facts and Norms). Déviance et Société 19(4):325-338, 1995.

La Notion de Droit dans la Théorie de l’Agir Communicationnel de Jürgen Habermas. Déviance et Société 18(1):95-120, 1994. See revised English version.

Jürgen Habermas --Pflegevater oder Sorgenkind der abolitionistischen Perspektive? Kriminologisches Journal 24(2):82-97, 1994. See revised English version.

De Communicatie-Theoretische Benadering van het Recht. Recht en Kritiek 18(3):235-258, 1992.

Kritische Theorie, Misdaad en (De)Criminalisering: Jürgen Habermas als Criminoloog? Panopticon 12(4):330-351, 1991. See revised English version.

Related book reviews: Law as Punishment/Law as Regulation, edited by Austin Sarat et al. Law & Politics Book Review, 2012; The Judge in a Democracy, by Aharon Barak. The European Legacy, 2009; The Rewards of Punishment, by Christine Horne. International Review of Modern Sociology 2009; The Conduct of Hostilities under the Law of International Armed Conflict, by Yoram Dinstein. Law & Politics Book Review 2006; Criminal Justice and Political Cultures, edited by Tim Newburn and Richard Sparks. Law & Politics Book Review 2004.



Crime and Criminal Justice 

Introduction: The Prison World. Pp. ix-xii in Punishment and Incarceration: A Global Perspective, edited by Mathieu Deflem. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2014.

Wheeler, Stanton. Pp. 996-997 in Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime, Second Edition, edited by Lawrence M. Salinger. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2013.

International Drug Policies: International Cooperation. With Stephen Chicoine. In Encyclopedia of Drug Policy, edited by Mark Kleiman and James Hawdon. Sage Publications, 2011.

Elite-Engineered Moral Panics. With Stephen Chicoine. In Encyclopedia of Drug Policy, edited by Mark Kleiman and James Hawdon. Sage Publications, 2011.

Introduction: Criminological Perspectives of the Crisis, in Deflem, M. (ed.), Economic Crisis and Crime. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2011.

Introduction: An Eye on Surveillance and Governance, in Deflem, M. (ed.), Surveillance and Governance: Crime Control and Beyond. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2008.

Internet Extortion and Information Security. With Brian Hudak. Pp. 289-292 in Organized Crime: From Trafficking to Terrorism, edited by Frank G. Shanty. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2008.

Het Criminele Denken (Dutch: Criminal Thought). Karakter: Tijdschrift van Wetenschap 18:22-24, 2007.

Preface to Narratives from the 1971 Attica Prison Riot: Toward a New Theory of Correctional Disturbances, by Richard Featherstone, pp. i-iii. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2005.

Power/Knowledge, Society and Truth: Notes on the work of Michel Foucault. Unpublished online paper, 1999.

The Democratic Deficit Revisited: Considering the Politics of Criminal Justice. Pp. 111-117 in Politique, police et justice au bord du futur: Mélanges pour et avec Lode Van Outrive, edited by Y. Cartuyvels et al. Paris: L’Harmattan, 1998.

Profit and Penality: An Analysis of the Corrections-Commercial Complex. With J. Robert Lilly. Crime and Delinquency 42(1):3-20, 1996.
Dutch version: Penologie en Profijt: Een Exploratief Onderzoek naar de Bestraffingsindustrie. Met J.Robert Lilly. Delikt & Delinkwent 23(6):511-527, 1993.
Related book reviews: Beyond Punishment: Achieving International Criminal Justice, by Mark Findlay and Ralph Henham. Contemporary Sociology 2011; The Sociology of Deviance: Differences, Tradition, and Stigma, by Robert J. Franzese. Teaching Sociology 2010; Punishment and Culture, by Philip Smith. Social Forces 2009; Controlling Crime, Controlling Society: Thinking About Crime in Europe and America, by Dario Melossi. Contemporary Sociology 2009; Women, Crime and Social Harm: Towards a Criminology for the Global Era, edited by Maureen Cain and Adrian Howe. Law & Politics Book Review 2009; Surveillance, Crime and Social Control, edited by C. Norris & D. Wilson. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 2009; Lessons From International/Comparative Criminology/Criminal Justice, edited by John Winterdyk and Liqun Cao. International Criminal Justice Review 2006; Punishment, Places and Perpetrators, edited by Gerben Bruinsma, Henk Effers, and Jan de Keijser. Law & Politics Book Review 2004; Comparative Criminal Justice, by Francis Pakes. British Journal of Criminology 2004; The Politics of Injustice, by Katherine Becket and Theodore Sasson. Contemporary Justice Review 2003; Flag Burning, by Michael Welch. American Journal of Sociology 2001; Les Prisons de la Misère, by Loic Wacquant. Punishment & Society 2001; Erich Fromm and Critical Criminology, edited by Kevin Anderson and Richard Quinney. Contemporary Sociology 2001; Police, Drugs and Community, by Mike Collison. SSSP Newsletter 1998.



FAME AND (POPULAR) CULTURE Lady Gaga & Fame – Other Culture |

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga – The Scream of a Rock Star. In Pop-Frauen der Gegenwart: Körper – Stimme – Image. Vermarktungsstrategien zwischen Selbstinszenierung und Fremdbestimmung, edited by Christa Brüstle. Bielefeld: Transcript, forthcoming.

Four Truths About Marketing Lady Gaga Lies. The European Business Review, July/August 2013, pp. 70-72.

Professor Goes Gaga: Teaching Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame. The American Sociologist 44(2):117-131, 2013.

The Sex of Lady Gaga. Pp. 19-32 in The Performance Identities of Lady Gaga: Critical Essays, edited by Richard J. Gray II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012.

The Presentation of Fame in Everyday Life: The Case of Lady Gaga. Margin, The Divas Issue, Spring 2012, pp. 58-68.

Marketing Monster: Selling the Fame of Lady Gaga. Pp. 30-35 in The Wicked Twins: Fame & Notoriety. Exhibition catalogue, Paul Robeson Galleries, a program of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2012.

Related letters and op-eds:

Related video presentations:

See related News Features @gagacourse.net on teaching Lady Gaga and fame. 



Other Culture 

Introduction to the Transaction Edition. Pp. ix-xvii in Custom: An Essay on Social Codes, by Ferdinand Tönnies. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2014. 

Pornography. Co-authored with Anna Rogers. Pp. 734-737 in Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime, Second Edition, edited by Lawrence M. Salinger. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2013.

Introduction: The Laws of Music, in Deflem, M. (ed.), Music and Law. Bingley, UK: Emerald 2013.

Madonna insultée, Kristen Stewart boycottée: Les fans ont-ils pris le pouvoir sur les stars? (Interview, conducted by Ania Nussbaum). atlantico.fr, August 2, 2012.

Video: On the History of the Parents Music Resource center (PMRC). Interview, February 1, 2012.

Introduction: The Criminology of Popular Culture, in Deflem, M. (ed.), Popular Culture, Crime, and Social Control. Bingley, UK: Emerald 2010.

Alfred Hitchcock and Sociological Theory: Parsons Goes to the Movies. Sociation Today 5(1), 2007.

Rap, Rock, and Censorship: Popular Culture and the Technologies of Justice. Online essay, originally prepared for presentation at the Law & Society Association, 1993. Revised 2001.

I Confess: Visions of Guilt and Innocence in Hitchcock's Films. On-line essay illustrated with videos, audio, stills, and posters. Originally developed in 1999.

Jürgen Habermas: "Georg Simmel on Philosophy and Culture: Postscript to a Collection of Essays. Translated by Mathieu Deflem. Critical Inquiry 22(3):403-414, 1996.

Ritual, Anti-Structure, and Religion: A Discussion of Victor Turner’s Processual Symbolic Analysis. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 30(1):1-25, 1991.
Polish translation: Rytual, antystruktura i religia, czyli Victora Turnera procesualna analiza symboli. Konteksty 56(1/2):188-199 (2002).
Processual Symbolic Analysis in the Writings of Victor W. Turner. Unpublished M.A. dissertation, The University of Hull, England, 1988.



THEORETICAL AND COMPARATIVE/HISTORICAL | Theory – Comparative/Historical |

Sociological Theory

Ayn Rand. Pp. 775-777 in Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics, edited by B.A. Arrigo. Sage, 2014.

Review of The Natural Law Foundations of Modern Social Theory, by Daniel Chernilo. Journal of Classical Sociology 13(4):509-512, 2013.

Anomie. Pp. 144-146 in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by George Ritzer. Blackwell Publishing, 2007.

Introduction: The Bearing of Sociological Theory on Criminological Research, in Deflem, M. (ed.), Sociological Theory and Criminological Research: Views from Europe and the United States. Elsevier 2006.

Revisiting Merton: Continuities in the Theory of Anomie-and-Opportunity-Structures. With Sanjay Marwah. Pp. 57-76 in Sociological Theory and Criminological Research: Views from Europe and the United States, edited by Mathieu Deflem. Amsterdam: Elsevier/JAI Press, 2006.

Anomie and Strain: Context and Consequences of Merton’s Two Theories. With Richard Featherstone. Sociological Inquiry 73(4):471-489, 2003.

The Sociology of the Sociology of Money: Simmel and the Contemporary Battle of the Classics. Journal of Classical Sociology 3(1):67-96, 2003.

Ferdinand Tönnies (1855-1936). In the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online, edited by Edward Craig. London: Routledge, 2001.

cybertheory.htm: Sociological Theory on the Internet. Perspectives, ASA Theory section newsletter, July 2001.

Ferdinand Tönnies on Crime and Society: An Unexplored Contribution to Criminological Sociology. History of the Human Sciences 12(3):87-116, 1999.

Classical Sociological Theory. A review of the classics: Weber, Durkheim, Simmel, and Mead. Online paper, 1999.

The Global Reach of Law Enforcement: Implications for Practicing Social Problems Theory. Social Problems Theory Division Newsletter, Spring 1999, pp. 1-3, 1999.

Social Control and the Theory of Communicative Action. International Journal of the Sociology of Law 22(4):355-373, 1994. Auch auf Deutsch. Ook in het Nederlands.

From Anomie to Anomia and Anomic Depression: A Sociological Critique on the Use of Anomie in Psychiatric Research. Social Science and Medicine 29(5):627-634, 1989.

Anomie als Sociologisch Probleem. M.A. Thesis (Licentiaatsverhandeling), Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, 1986.

Related book reviews: The Vertigo of Late Modernity, by Jock Young. Available online, 2011; The Travels and Adventures of Serendipity, by Robert K. Merton and Elinor Barber. Social Forces 2005; Theories of Distinction, by Niklas Luhmann. American Journal of Sociology 2003; The Future of Anomie Theory, edited by Nikos Passas and Robert Agnew. Social Forces 1999; A Theory About Control, by Jack P. Gibbs. Contemporary Sociology 1996.



Comparative/Historical Sociology 

Review of Violence and Punishment: Civilizing the Body Through Time, by Pieter Spierenburg. International Journal of Comparative Sociology 55(1):85-86, 2014.

Carneiro, Robert L. Pp. 104-106 in Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia, edited by R. Jon McGee and Richard L. Warms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2013.

Historical Research and Social Movements. With April Lee Dove. Pp. 560-563 in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, edited by David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

Video: EdWorld. Introductory comments to the Bruce Mayhew Memorial Lecture by Edward Tiryakian, Professor Emeritus of Sociology (Duke University), University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, April 3, 2008.

Useless Tilly (et al.): Teaching Comparative-Historical Sociology Wisely. Trajectories, Newsletter of the ASA Comparative & Historical Sociology section, 19(1):14-17, 2007.

Comparative and Historical Sociology: Lecture Notes. Exclusively available online, 2007.

Introduction: Sociologists in a Global Age, in Deflem, M. (ed.), Sociologists in a Global Age: Biographical Perspectives. Ashgate Publishing 2007.

Tribal Modernity? Reflections on Mounira Charrad’s States and Women’s Rights. Political Sociology: States, Power, and Societies, ASA Political Sociology newsletter, 12(1):6-8, 2005.

The Ends of the State: Anarchy, Terror, and Police, 1851 to 9-11. Comparative & Historical Sociology, ASA Section newsletter, 16(1):3-5, Fall 2004.

Warfare, Political Leadership, and State Formation: The Case of the Zulu Kingdom. Ethnology 38(4):371-391, 1999.

Surveillance and Criminal Statistics: Historical Foundations of Governmentality. Pp. 149-184 in Studies in Law, Politics and Society, Volume 17, edited by Austin Sarat and Susan Silbey. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1997.

The Myth of Post-National Identity: Popular Support for European Unification. With Fred C. Pampel. Social Forces 75(1):119-143, 1996.

On the Methodology of Comparative-Historical Sociology. Notes for students. Unpublished online paper, 1997, 2000.

An Introduction to Research Design. A student-oriented introduction to research. Unpublished online paper, 1998.

R. Pinxtens Antropologie van de Ruimte: Situering van een Cognitief-Antropologische Studie. M.A. Thesis (Scriptie, Speciaal Diploma), Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, 1987.

Related book reviews: Governing Through Globalized Crime: Futures for International Criminal Justice, by Mark Findlay. Contemporary Sociology 2009. Making Whole What Has Been Smashed, by John Torpey. American Journal of Sociology 2008; Our Small Global World. Review of Ethnicities and Global Multiculture: Pants for an Octopus, by Jan Nederveen Pieterse. International Studies Review 2008; The Cultural Realm of European Integration, by Antonio V. Menéndez-Alarcón. American Journal of Sociology 2005; A Global Perspective of Globalization: Review of Globalization: People, Perspectives, and Progress, by William H. Mott, IV. International Studies Review 2005; Framing Europe, by Juan Díez Medrano. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 2005; International Law as Law of the United States, by Jordan J. Paust. European Journal of International Law 9(4):765-767, 1998.



TEACHING SOCIOLOGY

Theory, Abortion, Policing, Terrorism. Perspectives, the ASA Theory section newsletter, 27(2):6, 25-27, April 2004.

Credible Reviews are Hard to Find. Op-ed. The Gamecock, November 17, p. 4, 2003.

Teaching Criminal Justice in Liberal Arts Education: A Sociologist's Confessions. ACJS Today, Newsletter of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 22(2), pp. 1, 3-5, 2002. With several comments and replies.

Resisting the Commodification of Education: University Policies Against Commercial Lecture Notes Companies. Unpublished online paper, 1999.

University4Sale-dot-com: The Educational Cost of Free Notes on the Internet. Unpublished online version, 1999. Revised shorter versions are published in Footnotes 28(4):6-7, April 2000; and AFT On Campus, April 2000.

Letters and op-eds in several college newspapers. Related to my website campaign "Free Education Now!".

Online Ambiguities. Reply to a critique. The Technology Source, July/August 2000.

Teaching Theory for Sociology Students: Junior Notes. Perspectives, ASA Theory newsletter, 21(2), pp. 7-8, 1999.



ACADEME AND COMMUNITY | Sociology – University & Community |

Sociology (The Profession) 

The Structural Transformation of Sociology. Society 50(2):156-166, 2013.

Sociologists and Same-Sex Marriage: Politics of Truth. Forum Letter. Footnotes, ASA Newsletter, May/June 2013.

Sociological Certainty? Letter. Salt Lake Tribune, April 14, 2013.

Sounds Like... Letter to the Editor. Contexts 9(1):4, 2010.

Video: The Privacy of Public Sociology: Transatlantic Revelations. Lecture delivered in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Applied Social Sciences, The University of Glasgow, Scotland, April 24, 2009. Via YouTube.

That’s in a Name: Concerning the ASA Career Award. Footnotes, ASA Newsletter, 36(3):8, March 2008.

Single-Issue Voting Tactic? Footnotes, ASA Newsletter, 34(5):12, May/June 2006. With comment and response.

Public Sociology, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet. The Journal of Professional and Public Sociology, 1(1), 2005.

Sociologists, One More Effort! A Propos Goodwin. Comparative & Historical Sociology, ASA Section newsletter, 16(2):4-6, 2005. With a response by Goodwin.

Crime and Deviance at Social Forces. Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division News, SSSP Newsletter, 2005, p. 2.

Comment (on public sociology). Contemporary Sociology 34(1):92-93, January 2005.

Southernizing Social Forces. The Southern Sociologist, Newsletter of the Southern Sociological Society, 36(3):12-15, 2005.

Large Mug, Mousepad, Infant Creeper, Bib, Dog T-Shirt: The Professional Group Revisited. Perspectives, the ASA Theory section newsletter, 27(4 ):15, 2004.

The War in Iraq and the Peace of San Francisco: Breaking the Code of Public Sociology. Peace, War & Social Conflict, Newsletter of the ASA section, November 2004.


There’s the ASA, But Where’s the Sociology? Letter. Footnotes, ASA Newsletter, 32(6), p. 9, July/August 2004. With a response by Michael Burawoy, “Democracy in Question: Reply to Deflem.”

How the ASA Leadership Damages Sociological Research: A Scholarly and Professional Viewpoint. Amici, ASA Sociology of Law section newsletter, 11(2):12, 2004.

Academic Freedom and Publishing, Or: The ASA Police Never Sleeps... Amici, ASA Sociology of Law section newsletter, 11(2):10, 2004.

Resolutions? What resolutions? I don't need no stinking resolutions! Online response to the Iraq War Resolution at the ASA Forum, April 22, 2003.

Crime at the ASC... Letter. The Criminologist, The American Society of Criminology newsletter, March/April 2003.

Different Views on About.com. Letter and comment. Footnotes, ASA Newsletter, 29(4):10, April 2001.

On Depoliticizing Sociology. Amici, ASA Sociology of Law Section Newsletter, Spring 2000.



University & Community

USC Power Rankings Painfully Accurate. Letter. Free Times, July 2, 2014.

Activism, Politics Invading USC. Letter to the editor. The State, June 4, 2014.

Birth of President's Granddaughter Doesn't Warrant Newspaper Article. Letter. The Daily Gamecock, February 3, 2014.

Condemnation of Five Points Unnecessary. Letter. The Daily Gamecock. October 21, 2013, p. 4.


USC Head Officials Still Ignore Concerns. Letter. The Daily Gamecock, April 2, 2013. 

Intellectual Standards = A Politics of Exclusion? Minding the Campus, October 26, 2012. 

Police Classifications Don’t Fit in Media. Letter. The Daily Gamecock, March 22, 2006, p. 8.

Latte Shouldn’t Cost Someone Life or Limb. Letter. The State, February 17, 2004, p. A8.

Pedestrians Risk Their Lives at Crosswalks. Letter. The State, July 14, 2002, p.D2.

Police Use Web Site Inappropriately. Letter. The Purdue Exponent, April 9, 2001, p.6. See also: Letter to the Editor. Journal and Courier, April 8, 2001.



RECENT PUBLICATIONS  

Ayn Rand. Pp. 775-777 in Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics, edited by B.A. Arrigo. Sage, 2014.

Lady Gaga – The Scream of a Rock Star. In Pop-Frauen der Gegenwart: Körper – Stimme – Image. Vermarktungsstrategien zwischen Selbstinszenierung und Fremdbestimmung, edited by Christa Brüstle. Bielefeld: Transcript, forthcoming.

Review of Global Shell Games: Experiments in Transnational Relations, Crime, and Terrorism, by Michael G. Findley, Daniel L. Nielson, and J.C. Sharman. Law and Politics Book Review 24(6):275-279, 2014.

Introduction: The Prison World. Pp. ix-xii in Punishment and Incarceration: A Global Perspective, edited by Mathieu Deflem. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2014.

Bowling for Global Police. Review essay. CrimeTalk, May 5, 2014.

Review of Violence and Punishment: Civilizing the Body Through Time, by Pieter Spierenburg. International Journal of Comparative Sociology 55(1):85-86, 2014.

International Law Enforcement. With Michael D. Bayer. Pp. 1168-1173 in The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, edited by Jay S. Albanese. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.

The Legal Theory of Jürgen Habermas. Pp. 70-95 in Law and Social Theory, Second Edition, edited by Reza Banakar and Max Travers. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing, 2013.



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