Publications and Presentations


Martin, Andrew, Patrick Rafail, and John D. McCarthy. Forthcoming. "What a Story! Journalistic Depictions of Convivial and Collective Action Events." Social Forces.

Rafail, Patrick. In Press. "Non-Probability Sampling and Twitter: Strategies for Semi-Bounded and Bounded Populations." Social Science Computer Review:

Rafail, Patrick. In Press. "Protest in the City: Urban Spatial Restructuring and Dissent in New York, 1960-2006." Urban Studies:

Rafail, Patrick, Edward T. Walker, and John D. McCarthy. In Press. "Protests on the Front Page: Media Salience, Institutional Dynamics, and Coverage of Collective Action in the New York Times, 1960-1995." Communication Research:

Rafail, Patrick and Isaac Freitas. 2017. "Permeable Participation: Protest Mobilization and Civic Engagement in the OECD, 1981-2009." Sociological Perspectives 60(3): 557-574.

Rafail, Patrick. 2015. "Policy Spillover and the Policing of Protest in New York City, 1960-2006." Policing & Society 25(5): 463-483.

Rafail, Patrick. 2014. "What Makes Protest Dangerous? Ideology, Contentious Tactics, and Covert Surveillance." Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change 37: 237-265.

Sandberg, John and Patrick Rafail. 2014. "Family Size, Children's Cognitive Test Scores and Familial Interaction: US, 1997-2002."Demography 51(5): 1895-1931.

Sandberg, John and Patrick Rafail. 2013. "Measurement Models of Women's Autonomy Using the 1998 India DHS." Journal of Population Research 30(4): 367-381.

McCarthy, John D., Patrick Rafail and Ashley Gromis. 2013. "The Trend of Public Protest in America: Increasingly Local, Domesticated and Strategic." Pp. 369-396 in The Future of Social Movement Research: Dynamics, Mechanisms, and Processes, edited by Jacquelien van Stekelenburg, Bert Klandermans, and Conny Roggeband. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Rafail, Patrick. 2013. "Public Order Management Systems." In The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Political and Social Movements, edited by David Snow, Donatella della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam. New York: Blackwell.

Rafail, Patrick, Sarah A. Soule, and John D. McCarthy. 2012. "Describing and Accounting for the Trends in U.S. Protest Policing, 1960-1995." Journal of Conflict Resolution 56(4): 733-762.

Matthews, Stephen A., John D. McCarthy, and Patrick Rafail. 2011. "Using ZIP code business patterns data to measure alcohol outlet density." Addictive Behaviors 36(7): 777-780.

Rafail, Patrick. 2010. "Asymmetry in Protest Control? Comparing Protest Policing in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver." Mobilization 15(4): 489-509.

Hefflin, Colleen, John F. Sandberg and Patrick Rafail. 2009. "The Structure of Material Hardship in U.S. Households: An Examination of the Structural Coherence Behind Common Measures of Well-Being." Social Problems 56(4): 746-764.

McCarthy, John D., Larissa Titarenko, Clark McPhail, Patrick Rafail, and Boguslaw Augustyn. 2008. "Assessing Stability in the Patterns of Selection Bias in News Coverage: The Transition from Communism in Belarus." Mobilization 13(2): 127-146.

Pinard, Maurice and Patrick Rafail. 2007 "L'énigme des Succès de la Droite à Québec." Pp. 121-138 in Droite et Démocratie au Québec: Enjeux et Paradoxes?, edited by Nelson Michaud. Laval: Presses de l'Université Laval.