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(p. xiii) List of Contributors

(p. xiii) List of Contributors

Steven J. Balla is Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs at George Washington University. He is the author (with William T. Gormley, Jr.) of Bureaucracy and Democracy: Accountability and Performance. His research focuses on public participation in the making and implementing of public policy in the United States and China, the latter since serving as a Fulbright Scholar at Peking University in Beijing.

Philippe Bezes is CNRS Research Professor (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) at the Centre d’Études et de Recherches de Sciences Administratives et Politiques (CERSA, Paris, France). His academic interests are administrative reforms and bureaucracies, state restructuring, comparative public administration, institutional change, and public policy. He recently published Réinventer l’Etat: Les réformes de l’administration française (1962–2008) (Presses Universitaires de France, 2009) and is preparing a co-edited volume Public Administration Reforms in Europe: The View from the Top (with Steven van de Walle, Gerhard Hammerschmid, Rhys Andrews; Edward Elgar, forthcoming).

Paul Cairney is Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Stirling. His research interests are in comparative public policy, including: comparisons of policy theories (Understanding Public Policy, 2012); policy outcomes in different countries (Global Tobacco Control, 2012), Scottish politics and policy (The Scottish Political System since Devolution, 2011), and UK and devolved government policy-making.

Christopher Carrigan is Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University Trachtenberg School and a scholar at the GW Regulatory Studies Center. His research focuses on regulatory policy-making, exploring responses to regulatory disasters as well as the impacts that politics and organizational design have on regulator behavior and performance. Previously a fellow with the Penn Program on Regulation at the University of Pennsylvania, he received his Ph.D. from the Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Cary Coglianese is the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science and Director of the Penn Program on Regulation at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He specializes in the study of regulation and regulatory processes, with a particular emphasis on empirical evaluation of alternative regulatory strategies. He is founder and faculty advisor to and editor or co-editor of (p. xiv) numerous books, including most recently Does Regulation Kill Jobs? and Regulatory Breakdown: The Crisis of Confidence in U.S. Regulation.

Keith Dowding is Professor of Political Science in the School of Politics and International Relations, Research School of Social Science, Australian National University. He has published 15 books, most recently the co-authored Accounting for Ministers: The Hiring and Firing of Ministers in British Government 1945–2007 (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and Exits, Voices and Social Investment: Citizens’ Responses to Public Services (Cambridge University Press, 2012), as well as over 100 articles in journals and books on subjects in political theory, urban politics, public policy and administration, and comparative politics. He was editor of the Journal of Theoretical Politics 1996–2013.

Bernhard Ebbinghaus is Professor of Sociology at University of Mannheim and Guest Professor in Sociology at University of Luxembourg. He has been Director of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), where he currently leads several comparative welfare state projects. His research interests focus on comparative institutional analysis of social policies, labor markets, and industrial relations in Europe.

Sean Gailmard is Associate Professor in the Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on American government, particularly on the development of executive branch structure and political accountability in US institutions. He specializes in principal-agent models and other applications of game theory, as well as statistical modeling in these areas. In addition, he conducts laboratory-based experimental research on collective decision-making.

William Genieys is CNRS Research Professor at the University of Montpellier and and Director of the CEPEL (Centre d’Etudes Politique de l’Europe Latine). His work on sociology of elites has been published in major journals including Comparative Politics, Governance, International Political Science Review, French Politics, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. He won the French Dogan Prize in Political Science (2013).

Lucy Gilson is Professor of Health Policy and Systems at the University of Cape Town and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. Her research interests include the practice of policy implementation within health systems in low- and middle-income countries, as well as the broader development of the field of health policy analysis in and for such settings. She is involved in a wide range of research, capacity development, and policy support activities.

Michael Goldsmith is Emeritus Professor at Salford University and Visiting Research Professor at De Montfort University. A vice president of the UK Political Studies Association, he has also served on the Executive Committee of the ECPR. He has published extensively in the comparative urban politics and local government fields.

(p. xv) William T. Gormley, Jr. is University Professor and Professor of Public Policy and Government at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He is the author of several books, including Bureaucracy and Democracy: Accountability and Performance, with Steven Balla (Congressional Quarterly Press, 3rd edn, 2013). Gormley is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a past president of the Public Policy Section of the American Political Science Association.

Wyn Grant is Professor of Politics at the University of Warwick. He has written extensively on interest groups and on more general public policy issues.

Scott L. Greer, a political scientist, is Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan and Research Associate of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. His most recent books are European Union Public Health Policies (2013, with Paulette Kurzer) and Federalism and Decentralization in European Health and Social Care (2013, with Joan Costa i Font).

Kuhika Gupta is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Energy, Security, and Society at the University of Oklahoma. She studies public policy, with a special interest in comparative public policy, risk and public policy, and energy policy. Her research has appeared in journals such as Policy Studies Journal and Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis.

Adrienne Héritier is a Professor of Political Science. She holds a joint chair at the Social and Political Science Department and the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence. She has done extensive research on public policy-making in Europe, regulation, new modes of governance, and institutional change in European decision-making rules.

Thomas T. Holyoke is Associate Professor of Political Science at California State University, Fresno. He is a specialist in interest group politics, collective action, lobbying, education policy, and banking and finance policy. He is the author of the books Competitive Interests: Competition and Compromise in American Interest Group Politics (2011, Georgetown University Press) and Interest Groups and Lobbying: Pursuing Political Interests in America (2014, Westview Press), as well as numerous articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the American Journal of Education, and Political Research Quarterly.

Michael Howlett is Burnaby Mountain Chair in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University and Yong Pung How Chair in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He specializes in public policy analysis, political economy, and resource and environmental policy.

Werner Jann is Professor for Political Science, Administration, and Organization at Potsdam University, Germany, and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen, Norway. His main areas of teaching and research are public sector modernization, organization (p. xvi) theory, and public governance. He is Vice President of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) in Brussels and past President of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA).

Hank C. Jenkins-Smith is a George Lynn Cross Research Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma. His research and published work focus on theories of the public policy process, the politics of technical and natural risks, and the nature of the belief systems that guide technical and political decisions. He currently serves on the Council of the American Political Science Association and on the US National Council for Radiation Protection.

Peter John is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at University College London. He is known for his work on public policy and agenda-setting. He has recently published Public Policy Investment: Priority-Setting and Conditional Representation in British Statecraft (2013), with Anthony Bertelli, and Policy Agendas in British Politics (2013), with Anthony Bertelli, William Jennings, and Shaun Bevan.

Per Lægreid is Professor in the Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen. He has published extensively on administrative reforms and institutional change in public administration in a comparative perspective.

David Levi-Faur is at the Department of Political Science and the Federmann School of Public Policy and Government at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Kolleg-Forschergruppe “The Transformative Power of Europe” at the Free University of Berlin.

Martin Lodge is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Department of Government and Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, London School of Economics and Political Science. His key research interests are in the areas of regulation and executive politics.

David Lowery is the Bruce R. Miller and Dean D. LaVigne Professor of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Lowery teaches and conducts research on the politics of interest representation, subnational politics, and bureaucratic politics. He has authored a number of papers on these and other topics and co-authored The Politics of Dissatisfaction, The Population Ecology of Interest Representation, and Organized Interests in American Politics.

Laurence E. Lynn, Jr. is the Sydney Stein, Jr. Professor of Public Management Emeritus at the University of Chicago. Following nearly a decade in senior policy-making positions in the US federal government, he has also held professorships at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. His publications include Managing Public Policy, Public Management as Art, Science, and Profession, and Public Management: Old and New, and he is a co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Public Management.

(p. xvii) Jason A. MacDonald is Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at West Virginia University. He has published articles in the American Political Science Review, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, and other journals.

Melissa J. Marschall is Professor of Political Science at Rice University. Her work focuses on local politics, educational policy, participation, and issues of race and ethnicity. Marschall is Co-PI (with Paru Shah) on the Local Elections in America Project ( Her research has appeared in such journals as American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Educational Policy, Political Behavior, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, and Urban Affairs Review.

Andrea Migone is Director of Research and Outreach at the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC). He specializes in public policy and public administration. His academic career includes work on decision-making, globalization, innovation policy, political economy, and governance. He was post-doctoral research fellow at Simon Fraser University.

Michael Mintrom is a Professor of Public Sector Management at Monash University. He also serves as an academic director at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. His books include Contemporary Policy Analysis (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Policy Entrepreneurs and School Choice (Georgetown University Press, 2000),

Michael Moran is Emeritus Professor of Government at the University of Manchester Business School, UK. His publications include The British Regulatory State (Oxford University Press, 2007), The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy (co-editor, Oxford University Press, 2006), After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform (co-author, Oxford University Press, 2011), and The End of the Experiment: From Competition in Markets to Social Licensing (co-author, Manchester University Press, 2014).

Kathryn E. Newcomer is the Director of the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University. She teaches public and non-profit program evaluation, and research design, and has published five books including The Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation (3rd edn, 2010), and Transformational Leadership: Leading Change in Public and Nonprofit Agencies (2008), and many articles in peer-reviewed journals. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, served as President of the Network of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) for 2006–7, and serves on the board of the American Evaluation Association, 2012–15.

Edward C. Page is the Sidney and Beatrice Webb Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. (p. xviii) He recently published Policy Without Politicians: Bureaucratic Influence in Comparative Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Tony Porter is Professor of Political Science, McMaster University. His most recent books are Transnational Financial Associations and the Governance of Global Finance: Assembling Power and Wealth (2013), co-authored with Heather McKeen-Edwards, and his edited Financial Regulation After the Global Financial Crisis (2014), both with Routledge.

Amy R. Poteete is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Concordia University in Montreal. She is the co-author, with Marco A. Janssen and Elinor Ostrom, of Working Together: Collective Action, the Commons, and Multiple Methods in Practice (Princeton University Press). Her work has also been published as chapters in edited volumes and in a variety of journals, including Development and Change, Governance, Human Ecology, the International Journal of the Commons, the Journal of Development Studies, the Journal of Modern African Studies, the Journal of Southern African Studies, and World Development.

Karsten Ronit is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen.

Manfred G. Schmidt is Professor in Political Science at the University of Heidelberg. He has published extensively on comparative politics, social policy, democratic theory, and politics and public policy in Germany. Schmidt is the winner of the Stein Rokkan Prize in Comparative Social Research (1982) and he has been awarded the Leibniz Price of the German Research Foundation for his contributions to comparative public policy.

Volker Schneider is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Konstanz where he holds the chair of Empirical Theory of the State. He has written extensively on policy networks and the evolution of governance structures. In a long-term perspective he is working on a theory of the modern state and public policy-making in a systemic and relational perspective.

Donley T. Studlar (Ph.D., Indiana University, 1975) became a Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde in 2013 after almost 40 years in US higher education. His research on comparative politics and public policy in Western democracies has been widely published, with over 100 articles in international journals and five books, including Global Tobacco Control: Power, Policy, Governance, and Transfer (Palgrave, 2012). His current research concerns morality policy as well as comparisons of noncontagious public health issues (tobacco, alcohol, nutrition/obesity).

Sophie Vanhoonacker is Jean Monnet Professor and has a chair in Administrative Governance at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, where she is head of the Politics Department. Her main field of research is in the area of the (p. xix) Common Foreign and Security Policy. Recent publications have dealt with the emerging system of an EU level of diplomacy and its processes of institutionalization.

Patrice Wangen studied history and political science at the University of Greifswald and holds a Master of Science degree in European Studies from Maastricht University. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the European University Institute with a special interest in the European Union’s foreign policy in moments of international crisis.

Kai Wegrich is Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany. His research and teaching interests are in the comparative study of executive politics, regulation, and public management reform. He is co-editor of Public Administration and of the book series “Executive Politics and Governance” (with Martin Lodge).

Joachim Wehner is Associate Professor in Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests are in the field of political economy, in particular in relation to budgeting and fiscal policy.

William F. West is Professor and Sara H. Lindsey Chair in the Bush School’s Department of Public Service and Administration at Texas A&M University. His primary interest is in the institutions that shape bureaucratic policy-making in the US.

Andrew B. Whitford is Alexander M. Crenshaw Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of Public and International Affairs, at the University of Georgia. Whitford concentrates on research and teaching in organizational studies and public policy, with specific interests in organization theory, models of decision-making and adaptation, and the political control of the bureaucracy. His interests in public policy include environmental, regulation, and public health policy.

Christopher Wlezien is Hogg Professor of Government and Faculty Affiliate of the Policy Agendas Project at the University of Texas at Austin. He is co-author of Degrees of Democracy and The Timeline of Presidential Elections, and co-editor of Who Gets Represented?, and The Future of Election Studies. He was founding co-editor of the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, and currently is associate editor of Public Opinion Quarterly.

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