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Selected Faculty Publications

Working Papers

"Upending the growth machine? Politics, Events and Economic Development Spending — The Case of Minnesota in the Great Recession." Presented at the Urban Affairs Association annual meeting, 2013, San Francisco, CA. 

"Political Power versus Financial Circumstance – Economic Development Policy in Rural Middle America." Presented at the American Political Science Association annual meeting, 2013, Chicago, IL. 

"States, Cities and the Marketplace of Municipal Economic Development Policy: How Institutions Shape Public Subsidies to Business." Presented at the American Political Science Association annual meeting, Seattle, WA (2011).

"The flypaper effect in forward and reverse: how missing local government aid affects municipal spending on community development and infrastructure." Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL (2012).

"Economic Development on Scant Resources; Why Small Towns Contain a Lesson for All", Urban Affairs Association annual meeting, New Orleans, LA (2011)


"Walking On Water: A Look Back at Rita and Katrina", Government Finance Review, Vol. 23 No. 5 (2007)

An invited publication, "Building More Effective Delivery of Economic Development Projects", served as the lead article in the February 2012 edition of Government Finance Review, the journal of the Government Finance Officers Association. This edition of GFR was devoted to a focus on economic development solutions.


Hosman, L. (2014, forthcoming). International Service-Learning Partnerships: Lessons of Successes and Challenges that Defy Simple Categorization. Partnerships: A Journal of Service Learning and Civic Engagement.

Hosman, L & Howard, P.N. (2014, forthcoming). Telecom Policy Across the Former Yugoslavia: Incentives, Challenges, and Lessons Learned. Journal of Information Policy.Hosman, L. & Cvetanoska, M. (2013).

Teachers, Technology, & Training: Combining Theory with Macedonia’s Experience. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT. 9(3) 28-49. Available at

Hosman, L. & Baikie, B. (2013). Re-Engineering Cloud Computing Data Centers for Developing Regions: Making Solar PV Energy Feasible. IEEE IT Professional, March-April, 15-21.

Hosman, L., & Fife, E. (2012). The Use of Mobile Phones for Development in Africa: Top-Down-Meets-Bottom-up Partnering. The Journal of Community Informatics, 8(3).Available at

Baikie, B., & Hosman, L. (2011). Green Cloud Computing in Developing Regions: Moving Data and Processing Closer to the End User. Proceedings of the 2011 Technical Symposium at ITU Telecom World (ITU WT), Geneva, Switzerland, IEEE Press, 24-28.

Hosman, L. (2011). Making the Transition from Pilot to Scale: Examining Sustainability and Scalability Issues in a Public-Private Telecenter Partnership in Sri Lanka. Information Technology for Development, 17(3) 232-248.

Hosman, L. (2010). Policy Considerations from a Nationwide IT-in-Education Initiative: Macedonia Connects. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 7(4) 369-383.

Hosman, L. (2010). Policies, Partnerships, and Pragmatism: Lessons from an ICT-in-Education Project in Rural Uganda. Information Technology for International Development, 6(1), 48-64. Available at

Hosman, L. (2009). Dividing the Oils: Dynamic Bargaining as Policy Formation in the Nigerian Petroleum Industry. Review of Policy Research, 26(5), 609-632.

Hosman, L., Fife, E., & Armey, L. E. (2008). The Case for a Multi-Methodological, Cross-Disciplinary Approach to the Analysis of ICT Investment in the Developing World. Information Technology for Development, 14(4), 308-327.

Hosman, L. & Fife, E. (2008). Improving the Prospects for Sustainable ICT Projects in the Developing World. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 4(1), 51-70.

Hosman, L. & Fife, E. (2007). Public Private Partnerships and the Prospects for Sustainable ICT Projects in the Developing World. Journal of Business Systems Governance and Ethics, 2(3), 53-66. Available at

“A Macro-Level Analysis of the Scope, Causes, and Consequences of Homophobia in Africa,” African Studies Review, Vol. 56, No. 2 (2013), pp. 47-66.

“Irish Protestant Migration and Politics in the U.S., Canada, and Australia: A Debated Legacy,” Irish Studies Review, Vol. 20, No. 3 (2012), pp. 263-281.

“Female Migrant Domestic Workers in Southern Europe and the Levant: Towards an Expanded Mediterranean Model?,” Mediterranean Politics, Vol. 16, No. 3, November 2011, pp. 343-363.

“New Ways of Understanding Migrant Integration in Europe,” in Assaad E. Azzi, Xenia Chryssochoou, Bert Klandermans, and Bernd Simon, eds., Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), pp. 114-136.

“Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa,” chapter in/contribution to International Studies Compendium Project, Robert A. Denemark, ed. (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2010).

“Comparing Responses to Ethnic Segregation in Urban Europe,” Urban Studies, Vol. 45, No. 7 (June 2008), pp. 1333-1358.

Becoming Europe: Immigration, Integration, and the Welfare State(Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004).

The Policy Challenge of Ethnic Diversity: Immigrant Politics in France and Switzerland (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1994).

Republican Theology: The Civil Religion of American Evangelicals (Oxford University Press, 2014). This publication explores the question of American evangelicals maintain a pronounced (albeit qualified) commitment to an ideology of limited government.

2012 with Ashley Mears. “Free to Those Who Can Afford It: the Everyday Affordance ofPrivilege.” Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media, and the Arts 40 (2): 133-149.

2012 with Harvey Molotch. "Below the Subway: Taking Care Day in and Day Out." in Harvey Molotch, Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

2008 with Harvey Molotch. “Things at Work: Informal Social-Material Mechanisms for Getting the Job Done.” Journal of Consumer Culture 8: 35-67.

2003 with Harvey Molotch. “Dealing with Urban Terror: Heritages of Control, Varieties of Intervention, Strategies of Research.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 27: 779-98.

Islands of Privacy: Selective Concealment and Disclosure in Everyday Life. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010)

“Privacy in the United States: Some implications for design,” International Journal of Design, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2007), pp. 1-10.

“Boundary Play,” Space and Culture, Vol. 8, No. 3 (2005), pp. 302-324.

“A View From the Outside: Challenges of the Design Ph.D,” Idade da Imagem. Revista De arte, Ciencia, e Cultura do IADE, Instituto de Artes Visuais, Design e Marketing, No. 3, S. II (2005), pp. 114-124.

Home and Work: Negotiating Boundaries Through Everyday Life (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996).


Nature's Oracle: The Life and Work of W. D. Hamilton (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).

Defenders of the Truth: The Battle for Science in the Sociobiology Debate and Beyond (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000).

Editor, Beyond the Science Wars: The Missing Discourse about Science and Society (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000).

Co-Editor (with Peter Molnar), Nonverbal Communication: Where Nature Meets Culture (Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1997).

Articles and chapters

"Implicit and Explicit ’Customized Science’ – the Case of Evolutionary Biology.” in ”Customized Science”? The Impact of World Views on Contemporary Science,” Mikael Stenmark and Ulf Zachariasson (eds.), Palgrave McMillan (forthcoming).

”The Heart of the Humanities.”  Eruditio, Vol 1, Issue 1, September 2012, pp. 161-170.

“Sociobiology”, In William Sims Bainbridge (ed.) Leadership in Science and Technology, Vol. II (Case Studies). Sage Publs. 2012, pp. 564-572.

Reviews of Nature’s Oracle: Tjhe Life of W. D. Hamilton:

Economist | Guardian | Kirkus | Nature | Telegraph | Science

Matthew A. Shapiro (2014) “Recycling: The Politics, the Science, and the Technology,” in Brent S. Steel’s (Ed.) Science and Politics: An A-to-Z Guide to Issues and Controversies, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Matthew A. Shapiro (2014) “Regionalism’s Challenge to the Pollution Haven Hypothesis: A Study of Northeast Asia and China,” The Pacific Review, 27(1): 27-47.

Toby Bolsen, Thomas J. Leeper, and Matthew A. Shapiro (2014) “Doing What Others Do: Norms, Science, and Collective Action on Global Warming,” American Politics Research, 42(1): 65-89.

Matthew Haigh and Matthew A. Shapiro (2013) “Do Environmental Policy Instruments Influence Fiduciaries’ Decisions?” Environment & Planning A, 45(4): 853-871.

Jahna Otterbacher, Matthew A. Shapiro, and Libby Hemphill (2013) “Interacting or Just Acting? A Case Study of European, Korean, and American Politicians’ Interactions with the Public on Twitter,” Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, 12(1): 5-20.

Matthew A. Shapiro and Jeffrey B. Nugent (2012) “Institutions and the Sources of Innovation: The Determinants and Effects of International R&D Collaboration,” International Journal of Public Policy, 8(4-6): 230-250.

Matthew A. Shapiro (2012) “Receiving Information at Korean and Taiwanese Universities, Industry, and GRIs,” Scientometrics, 90(1): 289-309.

Matthew A. Shapiro and with Han Woo Park (2012) “Regional Development in South Korea: Accounting for Research Area in Centrality and Networks,” Scientometrics, 90(1): 271-287.

Matthew Haigh and Matthew A. Shapiro (2012) “Carbon Reporting: Does It Matter?” Accounting, Auditing, and Accountability Journal, 25(1): 105-125.

Matthew A. Shapiro (2012) “Long-Run Protection: Determining Key Features of Growth and Sustainability in Northeast Asia,” in Jorg Mahlich and Werner Pascha’s (Eds) Korean Science and Technology in an International Perspective, New York and Heidelberg: Springer.

Matthew A. Shapiro and Keenan Gottschall (2011) “Northeast Asian Environmentalism: Policies as a Function of ENGOs,” Asian Politics and Policy, 3(4): 551-567.

Matthew A. Shapiro (2011) “The Triple Helix Paradigm in Korea and Taiwan: A Test for New Forms of Capital,” in Mohammed Saad and Girma Zawdie’s (Eds) Theory and Practice of the Triple Helix Model in Developing Countries, New York: Routledge.

Matthew A. Shapiro, Han Woo Park, and Min-Ho So (2010) “Quantifying the National Innovation System: Inter-regional Collaboration Networks in South Korea,” Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 22(7): 845-857.

Matthew A. Shapiro (2009) “Korea’s Environmental Sustainability Leadership in East Asia and Beyond,” Korea Observer 40(4): 735-762.

Matthew A. Shapiro (2008) “The Triple Helix Paradigm in Korea: A Test for New Forms of Capital,” International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development 6(3) 171-191.

Matthew A. Shapiro (2007) “Public-Private R&D Collaboration in Korea: A Survey of Public Sector Institutes,” in Jorg Mahlich and Werner Pascha’s (Eds) Technology and Innovation in Korea, New York and Heidelberg: Springer.

Small Firm-University Knowledge Networks: Evidence from the UK and the US, forthcoming

Transatlantic Institution: Can Partnership be Engineered? with J. Peterson (2009) The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, VOL 11, 25–45, Blackwell Publishing.

Universities, Knowledge Networks and Regional Policy (2008) with Robert Huggins and Andrew Johnston, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Vol. 1, No. 2, 321-340, Oxford University Press.

The EU’s International Relations with the US (2005) with M. Smith. In M. Smith and C. Hill (eds) The EU as an External Actor, Oxford University Press.

Managing EU-US relations: Actors, Institutions and the Transatlantic Policy Process (2005) Manchester University Press (UK)/ Macmillan (US).

Competing Trade and Regulatory Strategies for the Mutual Recognition of Conformity Assessment in the Transatlantic Marketplace (2005) In Michelle Egan (ed) Creating a Transatlantic Marketplace: Government Policies and Business Strategies, Manchester University Press (UK)/ Macmillan (US).

Managed Mutual Recognition of Goods and Services in the Transatlantic Marketplace (2005) co-authored with K. Nicolaidis, in The Future of Transatlantic Economic Relations, Continuity Amid Discord, European University Institute, San Domenico di Firenze, Italy.