Political Advertising in the United States. (with Travis Ridout and Erika Franklin Fowler) 2016. Westview Press.
Interest Groups in American Campaigns: The New Face of Electioneering 3rd edition, (with Mark Rozell and Clyde Wilcox). 2012. New York: Oxford University Press
The Persuasive Power of Campaign Advertising (with Travis Ridout). 2011. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press
Campaign Advertising and American Democracy (with Paul Freedman, Kenneth Goldstein, and Travis Ridout) (Temple University Press, 2007)
Choices and Changes: Interest Groups in the Electoral Process (Temple University Press, 2008). Research for this book was based on my dissertation, which was awarded the American Political Science Association's E.E. Schattschneider Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of American government.
Erika Franklin Fowler, Travis Ridout, and Michael Franz. Forthcoming. “Political Advertising in 2016: The Presidential Election as Outlier?” The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics.
Leticia Bode, David Lassen, Young Mie Kim, Dhavan Shah, Erika Franklin Fowler, Travis N. Ridout, and Michael Franz. 2016. “Campaign Broadcast and Social Messaging.” Online Information Review. 40(5): 580-594.
Michael Franz, Erika Fowler, and Travis Ridout. 2015. “Loose Cannons or Loyal Foot Soldiers? Toward a More Complex Theory of Interest Group Advertising Strategies,” American Journal of Political Science.
Michael Franz. 2015. “Interest Group Issue Appeals: Evidence of Issue Convergence in Senate and Presidential Elections, 2008-2014,” The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics. 12(4): 685–712
Travis Ridout, Michael Franz, and Erika Franklin Fowler. 2014. “Sponsorship, Disclosure and Donors: Limiting the Impact of Outside Group Ads,” Political Research Quarterly. 68(1): 154-166
Travis Ridout, Michael Franz, and Erika Franklin Fowler. 2014. “Advances in the Study of Political Advertising,” Journal of Political Marketing. 13(3): 1-20
Michael Franz. 2013. “The Federal Election Commission as Regulator: The Changing Evaluations of Advisory Opinions,” University of California-Irvine Law Review.
Michael Franz. 2013. “Interest Groups in Electoral Politics: 2012 in Context,” The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics. 10(4): 62-79.
Michael Franz. 2013. “Attack of the Super PACs? Interest Groups in the 2012 Elections,” Matt Grossman (ed.) New Directions in Interest Group Politics. New York: Routledge.
Travis Ridout, Michael Franz, Kenneth Goldstein, and Will Feltus. 2012. “Microtargeting Through Political Advertising.” Political Communication. 29(1): 1-23.
Michael Franz. 2012. “Targeting Campaign Messages: Good for Campaigns but Bad for America?,” Travis Ridout (ed.) New Directions in Media and Politics. New York: Routledge.
Michael Franz. 2012. “Campaign Finance Law: The Changing Role of Parties and Interest Groups,” Matthew Streb (ed.), Rethinking American Electoral Democracy, 2nd edition. New York: Routledge.
Michael Franz. 2012. “Past as Prologue: The Electoral Influence of Corporations,” in Paul Herrnson, Christopher Deering, and Clyde Wilcox (eds.), Interest Groups Unleashed, Washington, D.C: CQ Press.