Academic Articles

Cohen-Marks, Mara and Christopher Stout.  2011.  “Rating Los Angeles’ Top Cop: Descriptive Representation and Support for the Police Chief.”  Race and Justice.  11 (1) 341-361.

Cohen-Marks, Mara and Christopher Stout.  2011.  “Can the American Dream Survive the New Multiethnic America?  Evidence from Los Angeles.”  Sociological Forum.  26 (4) 823-845.

Cohen-Marks, Mara and Jim Faught. 2009. “Perceptions of Race Relations in Contexts of Ethnic Diversity and Change.”  Sociological Perspectives.  53 (1) 73-97, ISSN 1533-8673.

Cohen-Marks, Mara, Stephen Nuno and Gabriel Sanchez.  2009.  “Look Back in Anger: Voter Reactions to the 2006 Immigration Demonstrations.”  Urban Affairs Review. 44 (5) 695-717.

Cohen-Marks, Mara.  (2009)  Book review:  Berkeley: A City in History by Charles Wollenberg, Berkeley: University of California, 2008; and Berkeley Bohemia: Artists and Visionaries of the Early 20th Century

by Ed Herny, Shelley Rideout, and Katie Wadell, Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 2008.  California History.

Barreto, Matt, Mara Cohen-Marks and Nathan Woods.  2008.  “Are All Precincts Created Equal?  The Prevalence of Low-Quality Precincts in Low-Income and Minority Communities.”  Political Research Quarterly 61 (December).

Cohen-Marks, Mara.  2009.  “Absentee Voting.”  In Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics.  Ed. by Michael A. Genovese and Lori Cox Han. New York: Facts on File.

Barreto, Matt, Mara Marks and Nathan Woods.  2007.  “Homeownership:  Southern California’s New Political Fault Line?”  2007.  Urban Affairs Review, 42 (January) 315-341.

Cohen-Marks, Mara.  2007.  “Community Redevelopment..”  The Development of Los Angeles City Government: An Institutional History, 1850-2000.  Ed. by Tom Sitton.  The Los Angeles City Historical Society: 415-445.

Cohen-Marks, Mara.  2007.  Book review:  “Making a Better World:  Public Housing, the Red Scare, and the Direction of Modern Los Angeles” by Don Parson.  California History. 84: 70-71.

Barreto, Matt, Fernando Guerra, Mara Marks, and Matt Streb.  2006.  “Do Absentee Voters Differ From Polling Place Voters?  New Evidence From California.”  Public Opinion Quarterly. 70 (Summer): 224-234.

Barreto, Matt, Fernando Guerra, Mara Marks, Stephen Nuño, and Nathan Woods.  2006. “Controversies in Exit Polling:  Implementing a Racially Stratified Homogenous Precinct Approach.”  PS: Political Science and Politics 39 (July): 477-483.

Marks, Mara.  2005.  “Shifting Ground: The Rise and Fall of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency.”  Southern California Quarterly. 86: 241-290.

Marks, Mara, Matt Barreto, and Nathan Woods. “Race and Racial Attitudes a Decade After the 1992 Riots.”  2004.  Urban Affairs Review. 40 (September): 3-18.

Marks, Mara.  2004.  “Structures Matter but Leadership Matters More: The Practice of Politics in a Fragmented Region.”  National Civic Review. 93 (April): 28-38.

Marks, Mara, Elizabeth Gearin and Carolyn Armstrong.  2004.  “The Experimental Metropolis: Political Impediments and Opportunities for Innovation.”  Up Against the Sprawl: Public Policy and the Making of Southern California, eds. Jennifer Wolch, Manuel Pastor, Jr. and Peter Dreier.  Minneapolis:  University of Minnesota Press.

Marks, Mara.  2002.  “Getting it Together?  Local Elected Officials’ Opinions Regarding Regionalism.”  Journal of California Politics and Policy. 6 (July): 38-58.

Guerra, Fernando, Mara Marks, and Matt Barreto.  “Chasing the Dream:  Latinos and Housing in Los Angeles County.”  Part of the Latino Scorecard 2003 and 2005 Update.  United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

Guerra, Fernando and Mara Marks. “Rebuilding the Dream: A New Housing Agenda for Los Angeles.”  October

2001.  Center for the Study of Los Angeles Working Paper.

Guerra, Fernando and Mara Marks.  “Quality of Life in Southern California: Public Opinion Survey of Residents

in the SCAG Region.” 2001.  Center for the Study of Los Angeles Working Paper.

Marks, Mara.  “Los Angeles at the 21st Century:  An Assessment of Race and Human Relations.”  2000.  Los Angeles:  City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission.

Marks, Mara. “Shifting Ground: Bureaucratic Capacity and Redevelopment in Los Angeles.” 1999.  Ph.D. dissertation.

Reed, James and Mara Cohen.  “State-Tribal Relationships:  Jurisdiction over Nuclear Waste Transportation on Indian Tribal Lands.”  State Legislative Report 16 (May 1991).