Publications and Presentations

ISTP Applied Research and Extension Reports

ISTP Academic Papers

  • “Revisiting the Goldschmidt Hypothesis in the 21st Century: Impact of Farm Structure on Social Capital and Quality of Life in Small Towns.” 2020. Peters D. Forthcoming chapter in Handbook on the Human Impact of Agriculture. Edward Elgar.
  • “Rural Smart Shrinkage and Perceptions of Quality of Life in the Midwest.” 2020. Zarecor K, Peters D, Hamideh S. Forthcoming chapter in Handbook of Quality of Life and Sustainability, Socio-spatial, and Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Springer.
  • “Trust and White Ethnic Diversity in Small Town Iowa.” 2020. Painter MA, Flagg C. Sociological Quarterly EarlyView.
  • “Is Community Attachment a Determinant of Actual Migration? An Estimate of the Social Capital, Linear‐Development, and Systemic Approaches.” 2020. Kao YH, Sapp S. Social Science Quarterly 101(1): 201-217.
  • “Is Social Capital as a Determinant of Community Attachment?” 2020. Kao YH, Sapp S. Sociological Spectrum 40(2): 136-150.
  • “Community Resiliency in Declining Small Towns: Impact of Population Loss on Quality of Life over 20 Years.” 2019. Peters D. Rural Sociology 84(4): 635-668.
  • “Community Entitativity and Civic Engagement.” 2019. Whitham M. City and Community 18(3): 896-914.
  • “White Ethnic Diversity in Small Town Iowa: A Multilevel Analysis of Community Attachment.” 2019. Flagg C, Painter MA. Rural Sociology 84(2): 226–256.
  • “Using Entrepreneurial Social Infrastructure to Understand Smart Shrinkage in Small Towns.” 2018. Peters D, Hamideh S, Zarecor K, Ghandour M. Journal of Rural Studies 64: 39-49.
  • “Citizens’ Perceptions of Police in Rural US Communities: A Multilevel Analysis of Contextual, Organisational and Individual Predictors.” 2017. Holmes M, Painter MA, Smith B. Policing and Society 27(2): 136-156.
  • “Making Sense of Community Action and Voluntary Participation—A Multilevel Test of Multilevel Hypotheses: Do Communities Act?” 2016. Cope M, Currit A, Flaherty J, Brown R. Rural Sociology 81(1): 3-34.
  • “Checkbooks in the Heartland: Change over Time in Voluntary Association Membership.” 2014. Painter MA, Paxton P. Sociological Forum 29(2): 408-428.
  • “Resilient Small Rural Towns and Community Shocks.” Besser T. 2013. Journal of Rural and Community Development 8(1): 117-134.
  • “Bonds, Bridges and Quality of Life in Small Towns.” 2013. Recker N. Applied Research in Quality of Life 8: 63–75.
  • “The Persistence of Neighboring as a Determinant of Community Attachment: A Community Field Perspective.” 2011. Sundblad D, Sapp S. Rural Sociology 76(4): 511-534.
  • “Changes in Small Town Social Capital and Civic Engagement.” 2009. Besser T. Journal of Rural Studies 25(2): 185-193.

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