Michael Musheno's current book project, Navigating Conflict: How Youth Handle Trouble in a High Poverty School is in press and scheduled for publication in March 2018 (University of Chicago Press). It is co-authored with Calvin Morrill and focuses on how youth navigate conflict on their own terms, conditioned through sustained efforts by peers and adults to build and maintain social trust across the history of a 100 year old public high school. The book is based on a fifteen-year field research project.
In collaboration with Lars Tummers of Utrecht University, and Victor Bekkers and Evelien Vink of Erasmus University, The Netherlands, Musheno is completing a cross-national study of how social workers and teachers in The Netherlands and California cope with competing demands of 21st Century public service delivery.
Musheno continues his work with Steven Maynard-Moody on the normative judgments and decision-making of state frontline workforces with new emphases on institutional analysis and cross-national comparisons. Recently, Gitte Sommer Harrits of Aarhus University in Denmark has joined them on this project. Musheno also collaborated with Professor Xiaowei Zang of the City University of Hong Kong in a five-city field study of law abidance among urban police officers and supervisors in China to produce “Exploring Frontline Work in China,” (with Xiaowei Zang), Public Administration (2017) (peer reviewed).