Professor, Department of Government

California State University, Sacramento









Science in Democracy: Expertise, Institutions, and Representation. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009. Honorable Mention, 2010 First Book Award, given by the Foundations of Political Theory section of the American Political Science Association. Reviewed in Contemporary Political Theory, Social Studies of Science, Science and Public Policy, Public Understanding of Science, Science Studies, Isis, Minerva, Science as Culture, Environment and Planning A, Metascience, Political Studies, Choice, Environmental Health Perspectives, Chemical Heritage Magazine, Metapsychology, Politikon, Review of Policy Research, Plurilogue, The Bubble Chamber, Sozialwissenschaftliche Literatur Rundschau



with Justus Lentsch and Peter Weingart, Politikberatung und Parlament [Political Advice and Parliament]. Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich, 2006. Reviewed in Soziologische Revue, Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen


Peer Reviewed Articles


Science and Democracy.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science, ed. Rick Valelly. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.


with David H. Guston, “Science, Democracy, and the Right to Research,Science and Engineering Ethics 15, no. 3 (2009): 351-366.


"Three Ways to Politicize Bioethics," American Journal of Bioethics 9, no. 2. (2009): 43-54; and "Response to Open Peer Commentaries on 'Three Ways to Politicize Bioethics,'" American Journal of Bioethics 9, no. 2 (2009): W6-W7.


“Fairly Balanced: The Politics of Representation on Government Advisory Committees,” Political Research Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2008): 547-560. 


"Can Technologies Represent Their Publics?" Technology in Society 29, no. 3 (2007): 327–338.


"Citizen Panels and the Concept of Representation," Journal of Political Philosophy 14, no. 2 (2006): 203–225


“The Political Philosophy of Science Policy,” Essay Review of Science, Truth, and Democracy by Philip Kitcher, in Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy 42, no. 1 (2004): 77-95.


“The Civic Shaping of Technology: California’s Electric Vehicle Program,” Science, Technology, & Human Values 26:1 (2001): 56-81.



Chapters in Edited Books


"Climate Science, Populism, and the Democracy of Rejection," in Culture, Politics and Climate Change: How Information Shapes our Common Future, ed. Deserai A. Crow and Max Boykoff. Routledge Earthscan, 2014.


“Expertise and Deliberative Democracy,” in Deliberative Democracy: Issues and Cases, ed. Stephen Elstub and Peter McLaverty. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014.


"Rethinking Public Knowledge of Science: The Process of Crafting the Concept of Science in the Service of Citizens & Consumers," with Chris Toumey, John Besley, Meg Blanchard, Michael Cobb, Elaine Howard Ecklund, Margaret Glass, Thomas Guterbock, A. Eamonn Kelly, and Bruce Lewenstein. In Knowledges and Publics: Beyond Deficit, Engagement and Transfer, ed. Simon Locke and Lorraine Allibone. Newcastle on Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.


"Comment les scientifiques représentent-ils les citoyens dans les débats publics?" [How do scientists represent citizens in public debate?] in La Science et le Débat public, ed. Marie-Françoise Chevallier-Le Guyader, 117-128. Arles: Actes Sud / IHEST, 2012.


"What Does It Mean to Have a Right to Research?" Proceedings of the Second Meeting of the World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research, ed. Carmen Sorrentino, 93-100. Milano: Mimesis, 2010.


"Coercion, Corruption, and Politics in the Commodification of Academic Science," in The Commodification of Academic Research: Science and the Modern University, edited by Hans Radder, 259-276. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010. Reviewed in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews; Krisis


"Interdisciplinarity and Liberalism's Epistemic Division of Labor: The Integration of Lay and Expert Deliberation," in Inter- und Transdisziplinarität im Wandel? Neue Perspektiven auf problemorientierte Forschung und Politikberatung, edited by Alexander Bogner, Karen Kastenhofer, and Helge Torgersen, 189-204. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2010.


"Federal Advisory Committees in the United States: A Survey of the Political and Administrative Landscape," in Scientific Advice to Policymaking: International Comparison, edited by Justus Lentsch and Peter Weingart, 17-39. Opladen, Germany, and Farmington Hills, MI: Verlag Barbara Budrich, 2009.


Ethics, Politics, and the Public: Shaping the Research Agenda,” in Shaping Science & Technology Policy: The Next Generation of Research, edited by David H. Guston and Daniel Sarewitz. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006.


with Justus Lentsch and Peter Weingart, “Representation, Expertise, and the German Parliament: A Comparison of Three Advisory Institutions,” in Democratization of Expertise? Exploring Novel Forms of Scientific Advice in Political Decision-Making, edited by Sabine Maasen and Peter Weingart, 81-100. Dordrecht: Springer, 2005.


Conceptions of Science in Political Theory: A Tale of Cloaks and Daggers,” in Vocations of Political Theory, edited by Jason A. Frank and John Tambornino. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000.


Reviews, Commentary, and Other Publications


"Bruno Latour," entry for the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Political Thought, ed. Michael Gibbons. Blackwell, in press.


"The Politics of Science before Scientism," review of Science, Democracy, and the American University: From the Civil War to the Cold War, by Andrew Jewett, in Isis 105:1 (2014): 164-166. 


"Public University Funding and the Privatization of Politics," Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science 7:1 (2013): 21-28.


Winickoff, David E., and Mark B. Brown, "Time for a Government Advisory Committee on Geoengineering Research," Issues in Science and Technology (Summer 2013): 79-85.


Review of Science in a Democratic Society, by Philip Kitcher, Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy 51:3 (2013): 389-397.


"What Do the '60s Tell Us About Today?" [Letter to the editor], New York Times (July 7, 2012): A16.


"Too Much to Read," Inside Higher Ed, April 20, 2012.


Review of The Representative Claim, by Michael Saward, in Political Studies Review 10:2 (2012): 245-246.


Review of Environmental Skepticism, by Peter J. Jacques, in Political Studies Review 10:1 (2012): 138-139.


Toumey C, Besley J, Blanchard M, Brown M, Cobb M, Ecklund EH, Glass M, Guterbock TM, Kelly AE, Lewenstein B. 2010. Science in the service of citizens and consumers: The NSF workshop on public knowledge of science, 22–23 October 2010. National Science Foundation.


Review of How Do You Know? The Economics of Ordinary Knowledge, by Russell Hardin, in Perspectives on Politics 8, no. 4 (2010): 1214-1215.


Review of Progress in Bioethics edited by Jonathan D. Moreno and Sam Berger, in Science & Public Policy 37, no. 9 (2010): 724-726.


Review of Democratic Professionalism: Citizen Participation and the Reconstruction of Professional Ethics, Identity, and Practice by Albert W. Dzur, in The Review of Metaphysics (2010): 691-693.


Review of Knowledge and Democracy: A 21st Century Perspective, edited by Nico Stehr, in Contemporary Sociology 38, no. 5 (2009): 452-453.


Review of The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics by Roger S. Pielke, Jr., in Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy 46, no. 4 (2008): 485-489.


with Ramshin Daneshi, "Advancing Both Science, Democracy," commentary on California stem cell politics, Sacramento Bee, May 1, 2005. 


"Democratizing science," comment on David H. Guston, "Forget Politicizing Science. Let's Democratize Science," Issues in Science and Technology (Winter 2005): 15-16. 


Wie kommt Gesellschaft in die Wissenschaft? Über Repräsentation, Partizipation und Beratung,” [How does society get into science? On Representation, Participation, and Advice], Gegenworte (Spring 2003): 55-57.


 with Matthias Groß, “Eine neue Gesellschaft? Von Kollektiven, Assoziationen und der Repräsentation des Nicht-Menschlichen,“ [A New Society? On Collectives, Associations, and Representation of the Non-Human], Review Essay, Soziologische Revue 25:4 (2002): 380-94.


Review of Democracy and Technology by Richard E. Sclove, in Organization and Environment 10 (1997): 341-4.


Review of The Environmental Promise of Democratic Deliberation by Adolf G. Gundersen, in Organization & Environment 10 (1997): 93-95.


Review of Civic Environmentalism: Alternatives to Regulation in States and Communities by DeWitt John, in Industrial & Environmental Crisis Quarterly 9 (1996): 408-10.