James A. Morone John Hazen White Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies, Director of the A. Alfred Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy

I have published eight books. "The Democratic Wish" was a New York Times Notable Book and won the APSA's Kammerer Award. "Hellfire Nation" was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and --I love this juxtaposition-- was the subject of a Playboy interview and named a top ten book of 2003 by Christianity Today. My latest book, The Heart of Power was published in July 2009. I've published over 130 articles and essays including regular contributions to The American Prospect and The London Review of Books and occasional op eds. in the New York Times. My very favorite essay draws political lessons from Harry Potter. I've testified before Congress numerous times -- most recently during the orientation for newly elected members in January 2009. Of all my awards, I am proudest of the Hazeltine Citations for teaching voted by the Brown Classes of 1993, 1999, 2001, 2007, and 2008.

Brown Affiliations

scholarly work

Rogan Kersh and James Morone, "Obesity, Litigation, and the New Politics of Public Health," Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law,

"Health Politics," in James Morone, Leonard Robins and Thedor Litman, Health Politics and Policy (New York: Thompson, Delmar, 2006), forthcoming

"Thinking Big: How to Fix American Health Care," Kenneth Apfel and Betty Sue Flowers, eds., The Big Choices: The Future of Health Insurance for America's Families (Austin: TX: Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs, 2005) 84-88

"Waiting for Another LBJ," op ed, New York Times Saturday, July 31, 2005 (with David Blumenthal).

"Prospering in an Age of Global Markets," in Morone and Jacobs, Healthy, Wealthy and Fair. (New York: Oxford, 2005): 355-370 (with Lawrence Jacobs).

"Little Victories: Schools and Bureaucrats at the Grass Roots" in Morone and Jacobs, eds., Healthy, Wealthy and Fair (New York: Oxford, 2005): 297-312 (With Elizabeth Kilbreth).

"Health and Wealth in the Good Society," in Morone and Jacobs, eds., Healthy, Wealthy and Fair (New York: Oxford, 2005): 1-16 (With Lawrence Jacobs).

"Morality, Politics and Health Policy" in David Mechanic, et. al. eds., Policy Challenges in Modern Health Care (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Rutgers University Press, 2005)

"Good for Nothing," London Review of Books, 27: 10 (May 19, 2005)

"The European Union through an American Prism" in Craig Parsons and Nicolas Jacobo, ed., European Union: For US or against US (Oxford University Press, 2005): 439-457 (With Rogan Kersh).

"Story Book Truths about America: Political Culture in Political Science," Studies in American Political Development, 19:2 [Fall,2005]

James Morone and Lawrence Jacobs, eds., Wealthy, Healthy and Fair: The Politics of Health Care for a Good Society (Oxford University Press, 2005)

"Tropes of Wrath: Virtue, Markets and the Family," Dissent, Spring 2005: 64-68.

"Medicare for All" reprinted in "Single Payer System: Medicare for All," in Big Choices: The Future of Health Insurance for America's Families, eds. Kenneth S. Apfel and Betty Sue Flowers (Austin, TX: Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, 2005), 213-229.

"Representing Consumer Interests" Reprinted in: Milbank Health and Society, December 2005 (Volume 83) as one of 34 articles selected for the centennial issue. {http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.0887-378X.2005.830401.x}

"The Second Great Awakening," Encyclopedia of New England Culture, Yale University Press, 2005

"Health and Wealth," The American Prospect, June 2004

"The Triumph of Plunder," London Review of Books 26 (18): September, 2004.

"American Ways of Welfare: A Review Essay," Perspectives on Political Science, I:1 (March 2003): 137-146

"In God's Name," The American Prospect, May, 2003 [cover story]

James Morone, Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History, Yale University Press, 2003

"Power to the People? The Case for Citizen Participation," Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (with Elizabeth Kilbreth) April/June 2003

"God and War," op ed, February 2003 (syndicated column distributed by the Brown News Service)

"Medicare for All" in Jack Meyer and Elliot Wicks, eds., Covering America: Real Remedies for the Uninsured (Washington, DC, 2002)

"How the Personal Becomes Political: Prohibitions, Public Health and Obesity" Studies in American Political Development, 16 (Fall, 2002): 162-175 (with Rogan Kersh).

"The Politics of Obesity" Health Affairs 20: 6 (December, 2002): 142-153 (with Rogan Kersh)

"What the Muggles Don't Get: Why Harry Potter Succeeds While the Morality Police Fail," Brown Alumni Magazine, July/August 2001.

"Governance" Introductory essay in Robert Hackey and David Rochefort, ed., The New Politics of State Health Policy (Lawrence: Kansas University Press) 2001

"Back To School: A Health Care Strategy for Youth," Health Affairs 20 (January/February) 2001: 122-136 (with Elizabeth Kilbreth and Kathryn Langwell)

"Dumbledore's Message: Harry Potter and American Education" American Prospect, December 17, 2001: 40-1

"Puritans," President's Column, Clio: Newsletter of the Politics and History 10:2 (Summer, 2000)

"The Corrosive Politics of Virtue," reprinted in Jennifer Hurley, ed., American Values: Opposing Viewpoints (San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2000)

"Citizens or Shoppers: Solidarity Under Siege," Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 25 (October 2000) 959-969

"Get Lost! Find Your Own Wittgenstein! On Politics, History and Political Science," President's Column, Clio: Newsletter of the Politics and History 10:1 (Winter, 2000)

"Nativism", The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Neuroscience, W. Edward Craighead and Charless Neeroff, eds., John Wiley. 2000

"The Columbine Laws in the Real World," op-ed, September, 1999 (syndicated column)

"The Other's America: Reflections on Rogers Smith's Civic Ideals" Studies in American Political Development 13 (Spring, 1999): 186-197

"Populists in A Global Market: The Backlash Against Managed Care" Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 24:5 (November, 1999)

"A Primer on Presidential Trystory," op-ed, February 1998 (syndicated column)

"Enemies of the People: The Moral Dimension to Public Health" Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 22:4 (August 1997: 993 - 1010)

"Mother Nature Steals the Republican Revolution," op-ed, March, 1996 (syndicated column)

"The Politics of Virtue," op-ed, July 1996 (syndicated column)

"Witch Hunts as Enduring Political Reflex," op-ed, December 1996 (syndicated column)

"Gridlock and Breakthrough in American Health Politics" in Theodor Litman and Leonard Robins, eds., Health Politics and Policy, 3rd Ed., (Albany: Delmar Publishing Company, 1996)

"The Corrosive Politics of Virtue," The American Prospect 26 (May/June, 1996)

"The Struggle for American Culture," PS: Political Science and Politics 24:3 (September, 1996)

Bernard Braun, Johann Behrens, James Morone, and Deborah Stone,Health Care Policy in the USA and Germany: Market Forces in Cross National Perspective, with (Baden-Baden: NOMOS Verlang, November 1996) {Original: Gesundheitsystemtwicklung in den USA und Deutschland: Wettbewerb und Markt als Ordnungselemente im Gesundheitswesen auf dem Prufstand des Systemvergleichs.}

"Politics, Markets and Health Reform: American Health Care for Germany?" in Bernard Braun et. al., Health Care Policy in the USA and Germany (Baden-Baden: NOMOS Verlang, November 1996)

"Politics and Virtue," Controversy Section, American Prospect 28 (September/October, 1996)

"What is Wrong With America?," op-ed, November 1996 (syndicated column)

"La Crise du Systeme de Sante aux Etas Unis," Oliver Frayse, ed., Problems Politiques et Sociaux (1995)

"Elusive Community: Democracy, Deliberation and the Reconstruction of Health Politics" in Martin Levin and Marc Landy, eds, The New Politics of Policy (Johns Hopkins Press, 1995)

"Nativism, Hollow Corporations, and Managed Competition: Why the Clinton Health Reform Failed," Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 20: 2 (Summer 1995)

With Jan Goggin, "Health Policies in Europe: Welfare States in a Market Era, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 20: 3 (Fall 1995)

"The Politics of Health Care Reform," Rhode Island Medicine, (Spring 1994)

"Organizing Reform," The American Prospect, 17 (Spring 1994)

"Continuity and Change in American Politics" in Jon Chilingerian and Shirley Nichols, eds, Health Care Reform (National Academy of Sciences, 1994)

James Morone and Gary Belkin, The Politics of Health Care Reform: Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future (Duke University Press)

"Neglected Institutions: Politics, Administration and Health Care," P.S. Political Science and Politics, June 1994

Politics of Health Care Reform (Duke University Press, 1994)

"The Key to Democratic Revival," op-ed, December 1994 (syndicated column)

"Introduction: The Politics of National Health Insurance" in James Morone and Gary Belkin, eds, Health Care Reform: Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future (Duke University Press 1994)

"The Implementation of Health Reform," Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 19:1 (Spring 1994)

"The Health Care Bureaucracy: Small Changes, Great Consequences," Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 18:3 (Fall 1993)

"The Ironic Flaw in Health Care Competition: The Politics of Markets" in Arnould, Rich and White, eds, Competitive Approaches to Health Care Reform (Urban Institute Press, 1993)

"America's Communal Legacy and the National Health Service," op-ed, January 1993 (syndicated column)

"The Bias of American Politics: Rationing Health Care in a Weak State," The University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 150:5 (May 1992)

"Hidden Complications: Why Health Care Competition Needs Regulation," The American Prospect, 10 (Summer 1992)

"Administrative Agencies and the Implementation of National Health Care Reform" in Charles Brecher, ed., The Implementation of Health Care Reforms (Josiah Macy Foundation, 1992)

"Rethinking the Unknown: On A Liberal Education, Brown Guide to Liberal Learning (1991) 36.

"The New Political Economy of the Health Care System" in Leonard Robbins and Theodore Litman, eds, Health Politics and Policy, 2nd ed. (John Wiley Press, 1991)

"Tales of Trouble" Reprinted in: Lawrence Brown, ed., Health Policy and the Disadvantaged (Duke University Press, 1991)

"Tales of Trouble" Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 15:2 (Summer 1990)

"Beyond the N-Words: The Politics of Health Care Reform," Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 66 (Jul/Aug 1990)

"American Political Culture and the Search for Policy Lessons from Abroad," Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, 15:1 (Spring 1990)

James Morone, The Democratic Wish: Popular Participation and the Limits of American Government, Basic Books, 1990; Revised Edition, Yale University Press, 1998

"The Long Rise and Fast Fall of Health Care Competition," Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 1988

With Harvey Sapolsky and Jamie Aisenberg, "The Call to Rome: Obstacles to State Level Innovation," Public Administration Review, 47:2 (April 1987)

"The Seven Laws of Policy Analysis," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 5:4 (Summer 1986)

Revised version, Slouching to National Health Insurance in Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 62:6 (July 1986)

"Representation Without Elections: The American Bureaucracy and Its Publics" in Daniel Callahan and Bruce Jennings, eds, Representation and Responsibility: Exploring Legislative Ethics (Plenum Press, 1985)

With Andrew Dunham, "Slouching Towards National Health Insurance: The New Health Care Politics," Yale Journal of Regulation II: 2 (Spring 1985)

"The Unruly Rise of Medical Capitalism," Review Essay, Hastings Center Reports, 15:4 (August 1985)

"Democratic Wishes and Sensible Reforms: The Citizen Role in Health Politics" in Leonard Robbins and T. Littman, eds, Health Care Politics and Policy (John Wiley, 1984)

With Andrew Dunham, "The Waning of Professional Dominance," Health Affairs, 3:1 (Spring 1984)

"Controlling Health Care Costs" in Controlling Health Care Costs: State, Local, and Private Sector Initiatives. Hearings Before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, Ninety Eighth Congress, First Session, October 26, 1983. (United States Government Printing Office, 1983)

Andrew Dunham and James Morone, The Politics of Innovation: The Evolution of Hospital Regulation in New Jersey (Health Research and Education Trust, 1983)

With Andrew Dunham and William White, "Restoring Medical Markets: Implications for the Poor," Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, 7:2 (Summer 1982)

"Representing Consumer Interests reprinted in T.R. Marmor and Jon Christiansen, eds, Health Care Policy (Sage Press, 1982)

"Representing Consumer Interests" Reprinted in: John McKinlay, ed., Health Care Consumers, Professions and Organizations: A Milbank Reader (MIT Press, 1981)

With Theodore Marmor, "Representing Consumer Interests: Imbalanced Markets, Health Planning and the Health Systems Agencies," Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly: Health and Society, 58 (Winter 1981)

"The Real World of Representation" Health Planning in the United States: Selected Policy Issues (National Academy Press, 1981)

With Theodore Marmor, "Representing Consumer Interests: The Case of American Health Planning," Ethics, 91 (April 1981)

"Models of Representation" Health Planning in the United States (National Academy Press, 1981)

With Theodore Marmor, "Innovation and the Health Services Sector: Notes on the United States" in Christa Altenstetter, ed., Innovation in Health Policy and Service Delivery: A Cross National Perspective (Oelgeschlager, Gunn & Hain, 1981)

With Theodore Marmor, "The Health Programs of the Kennedy-Johnson Years" in David Warner, ed., Towards New Human Rights (The University of Texas Press, 1977)

With Theodore Marmor, "Hospital Regulation Requires Centralized Authority," Hospitals (March 1977)

"The Bureaucracy Empowered," James Morone and Gary Belkin, eds, The

"The Corrosive Politics of Virtue," reprinted in Bruce Miroff, Raymond Seidelman and Todd Swanstrom, eds., Debating Democracy: A Reader in American Politics, 2nd Edition, (Boston: Houghton Mifflin).

"Faith and Politics in a Turbulent Time," Preface to The Crucifix and the Sword (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press), forthcoming (With Thomas Massaro)

Also appeared as "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Morality," in the Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter

research overview

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research statement

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funded research

"Presidents and Health Policy," The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator's Awards, 2003-05 ($275,000) (with David Blumenthal)

"The Politics of Obesity," Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2003 ($36,000)

"Making the Grade: The Politics of Successful Innovation in School-based Health Centers," 1997-2000 (with Kathryn Langwell) ($989,938)

"Morality and Politics in the United States," The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator's Awards, 1995-2000 ($250,000)

"The Interconnection Between Race and Drug Policy," The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1994-95 ($26,000)

"The Politics of Health Care Reform," The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1992-93 ($50,000)

"The Evolution of Hospital Regulation in New Jersey," (with Andrew B. Dunham) Health Research and Education Trust, 1981-83 ($75,000)

Wayland Collegium Grant, Brown University, summer 1983

"Citizen Participation in Health Systems Agencies," National Academy of Sciences, 1980 ($12,000)