art alderson

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some links to lines of research

1. income distribution

Alderson, Arthur S. and Roshan K. Pandian. 2018. “What is Really Happening with Global Inequality?” Sociology of Development 4:261-281.
Alderson, Arthur S. and Kevin Doran. 2013. “How Has Income Inequality Grown? The Reshaping of the Income Distribution in LIS Countries.” Pp. 51–74 in Gornick, Janet and Markus Jäntti (eds.). Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
Alderson, Arthur S. and Kevin Doran. 2011. “Global Inequality, Within-Nation Inequality, and the Changing Distribution of Income in Seven Transitional and Middle-Income Societies.” Pp. 183-200 in Suter, Christian (ed.). Inequality Beyond Globalization: Economic Changes, Social Transformations, and the Dynamics of Inequality. Vienna/New Brunswick, NJ: LIT Verlag/Transaction.
Moller, Stephanie, Arthur S. Alderson and François Nielsen. 2009. “Changing Patterns of Income Inequality in U.S. Counties, 1970-2000.” American Journal of Sociology 114:1037-1101.
Alderson, Arthur S., Jason Beckfield and François Nielsen. 2005. “Exactly How Has Income Inequality Changed?  Patterns of Distributional Change in Core Societies.”  International Journal of Comparative Sociology 46:405-423.
Alderson, Arthur S. and François Nielsen. 2002. “Globalization and the Great U-Turn: Income Inequality Trends in 16 OECD Countries.” American Journal of Sociology 107:1244-1299. 
Reprinted as “Globalization and the Great U-Turn: Income Inequality Trends in 16 OECD Countries.” In Inglis, David and John Bone (eds.). 2006. Social Stratification: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences. London: Routledge.
Reprinted as “Globalisierung und die große Kehrtwende: Entwicklung der Einkommensungleichheit in 16 OECD Staaten.” Pp. 232-362 in Müller, Walter und Stefani Scherer (Hg.). 2003. Mehr Risiken – Mehr Ungleichheit? Abbau von Wohlfahrtsstaat, Flexibilisierung von Arbeit und die Folgen. Frankfurt: Campus.
Condensed version reprinted as “Globalization and the Great U-Turn: Income Inequality Trends in 16 OECD Countries.” Pp. 67-94 in Breton, Raymond and Jeffery G. Reitz (eds.). 2003. Globalization and Society: Processes of Differentiation Examined. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Nielsen, François and Arthur S. Alderson. 2001. “Trends in Income Inequality in the United States.” in Berg, Ivar and Arne L. Kalleberg (eds.). Sourcebook of Labor Markets: Evolving Structures and Processes. New York: Klewer Academic/Plenum.
Nielsen, François and Arthur S. Alderson. 1997. “The Kuznets Curve and the Great U-Turn: Patterns of Income Inequality in United States Counties, 1970-90.” American Sociological Review 62:12-33.
Nielsen, François and Arthur S. Alderson. 1995. “Income Inequality, Development, and Dualism: Results from an Unbalanced Cross-National Panel.” American Sociological Review 60:674-701.

2. globalization of production

Lee, Cheol-Sung, François Nielsen and Arthur S. Alderson. 2007 “Income Inequality, Global Economy, and the State.” Social Forces 86:77-111.
Alderson, Arthur S. 2004. “Explaining the Upswing in Direct Investment: A Test of Mainstream and Heterodox Theories of Globalization.” Social Forces 83:81-122.
Alderson, Arthur S. 1999. “Explaining Deindustrialization: Globalization, Failure, or Success?” American Sociological Review 64:701-721.
Alderson, Arthur S. and François Nielsen. 1999. "Income Inequality, Development, and Dependence: A Reconsideration.” American Sociological Review 64:606-631.
Condensed version reprinted as “Income Inequality, Development, and Dependence: A Reconsideration.” Pp. 357-380 in Seligson, Mitchell A. and John T. Passé-Smith (eds.). 2003. Development and Underdevelopment: The Political Economy of Global Inequality. Boulder,CO: Lynne Rienner.

3. world city system

Henderson, William D. and Arthur S. Alderson. 2016. “The Changing Economic Geography of Large U.S. Law Firms.” Journal of Economic Geography 16: 1235-1257.
Alderson, Arthur S. and Jason Beckfield. 2011. “Corporate Networks of World Cities.” Pp. 126-134 in Derudder, Ben, Michael Hoyler, Peter Taylor, and Frank Witlox (eds.). International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
Alderson, Arthur S. Jason Beckfield, and Jessica Sprague-Jones. 2010. “Inter-City Relations and Globalization: The Evolution of the Global Urban Hierarchy, 1981-2007.” Urban Studies 47: 1899-1923.
Alderson, Arthur S. and Jason Beckfield. 2007. “Globalization and the World City System: Preliminary Results from a Longitudinal Data Set.” Pp. 21-36 in Taylor, Peter, Ben Derudder, Pieter Saey, and Frank Witlox (eds.) Cities in Globalization: Practices, Policies, and Theories. London: Routledge.
Beckfield, Jason and Arthur S. Alderson. 2006. “Reply: Wither The Parallel Paths? The Future of Scholarship on the World City System.” American Journal of Sociology 112: 895-904.
Alderson, Arthur S. and Jason Beckfield. 2004. “Power and Position in the World City System.” American Journal of Sociology 109:811-851.

4. status, subjective well-being, consumption

Alderson, Arthur S. and Tally Katz-Gerro. 2016. “Compared to Whom? Inequality, Social Comparison, and Happiness in the United States.” Social Forces 95:25-53.
Alderson, Arthur S., Isaac Heacock, and Azamat Junisbai. 2010. “Social Stratification and Musical Consumption: Highbrow / Middlebrow in the United States.” Pp. 57-83 in Chan, Tak Wing (ed.). Social Stratification and Cultural Consumption. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Alderson, Arthur S., Azamat Junisbai and Isaac Heacock. 2007. “Social Stratification and Cultural Consumption in the United States.” Poetics  35:191-212.
Alderson, Arthur S., Isaac Heacock, and Azamat Junisbai. 2005. “Is There a Status Order in the Contemporary United States? Evidence from the Occupational Structure of Marriage” Presented at the 37th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Stockholm, Sweden, July.

5. other + recent book reviews

Alderson, Arthur S. 2012. Review of Armageddon or Evolution? The Scientific Method and Escalating World Problems, by Bernard Phillips. Contemporary Sociology 41:229–230.
Alderson, Arthur S. 2010. Review of The New Middle Classes: Globalizing Lifestyles, Consumerism, and Environmental Concern by Hellmuth Lange and Lars Meier (eds.). Contemporary Sociology 39: 460-462.
Alderson, Arthur S. 2006. Review of Egalitarian Capitalism: Jobs, Incomes, and Growth in Affluent Countries by Lane Kenworthy. American Journal of Sociology 112:293-295.
Sanderson, Stephen K. and Arthur S. Alderson. 2005. World Societies: The Evolution of Human Social Life. New York: Allyn and Bacon.
Alderson, Arthur S. 2004. Review of Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance by Harold L. Wilensky. Contemporary Sociology 33:74-76.
Bollen, Kenneth A., Barbara Entwisle and Arthur S. Alderson. 1993. “Macro-Comparative Research Methods.” Annual Review of Sociology 19:321-351.
Reprinted as “Macrocomparative Research Methods.” in Sica, Alan (ed.). 2006. Comparative Methods in the Social Sciences, Volume II: The Logic of Comparative Methods.  London: Sage.
Alderson, Arthur S. and Stephen K. Sanderson. 1991. “Historic European Household Structures and the Capitalist World-Economy.” Journal of Family History 16:419-432.