(p. xviii ) Notes on Contributors
Mats Benner is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Lund University, Sweden. He has written several books and articles on comparative industrial and technology policy.
Giuliano Bonoli is a Lecturer in the Department of Social Work and Social Policy, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He has recently published a book entitled The Politics of Pension Reform: Institutions and Policy Change in Western Europe (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). His current research is on comparative social and labor market policy.
Mary Daly is Professor of Sociology at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. She formerly worked in Germany, Italy, and the Republic of Ireland. She has written widely on the topic of comparative welfare states, especially in relation to gender. Her latest book, The Gender Division of Welfare, is published by Cambridge University Press. Her current research interests include welfare state reform and family and labor market policies in comparative perspective.
Bernhard Ebbinghaus is Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne (Germany) and 1999/2000 J. F. Kennedy Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. (USA). He is also co‐author (with Jelle Visser) of Trade Unions in Western Europe since 1945 (London: Macmillan, 2000).
Maurizio Ferrera is Professor of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Pavia and directs the Center for Comparative Political Research at the Bocconi University of Milan. He has written several books in Italian on comparative social policy and on Italy's welfare state. In English he has recently edited (with M. Rhodes) a special issue of West European Politics on ‘Recasting the European Welfare State’ (2000).
Steffen Ganghof is a doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. His research interests include comparative political economy, institutional analysis, and European Integration.
Elisabetta Gualmini is Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna, where she teaches Comparative Public Administration. Her most recent book publications include Le rendite del neo‐corporativismo (Soveria (p. xix ) Mannelli: Rubbettino, 1997), La politica del lavoro (Bologna: Il Mulino, 1998), and Salvati dall'Europa, with M. Ferrera (Bologna: Il Mulino, 1999).
Anton Hemerijck is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Administration, Leiden University, the Netherlands and visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute of the Study of Societies in Cologne. He studied Economics at Tilburg University, and Political Science at Oxford University (Balliol College), where he wrote his dissertation, and MIT, Cambridge, Mass. He has published widely on issues of comparative social and economic policy and welfare reform. Together with Jelle Visser, he wrote ‘A Dutch Miracle’: Job Growth, Welfare Reform and Corporatism in the Netherlands, which is now available in English, German, Italian, and Dutch. A Japanese edition is currently in preparation.
Adrienne Héritier is Professor of Political Science and co‐director of the Max Planck Project Group on ‘Common Goods: Law, Politics and Economics’. Recent publications include: Policy Making in Europe and Diversity: Escape from Deadlock (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999); ‘Elements of Democratic Legitimation in Europe: An Alternative View’, Journal of European Public Policy, 1999, 269–82.
Jonah D. Levy is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on economic and social policy in Western Europe, notably France. Levy's most recent publications include Tocqueville's Revenge: State, Society, and Economy in Contemporary France (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999) and ‘Vice into Virtue? Progressive Politics and Welfare Reform in Continental Europe', Politics and Society, 27/2 (June 1999), 239–73.
André Mach is a teaching assistant at the Institut d'études politiques et internationales, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is currently completing his Ph.D. on the reform of competition policy and changes in industrial relations in the 1990s in Switzerland. He has published on organized interests and on social and economic policies.
Philip Manow, political scientist, is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. He is the author of numerous articles on the German welfare state and has written two books on German health policy. Currently, he is co‐editing a book on Varieties of Welfare Capitalism. Recent English articles include ‘The Comparative Institutional Advantages of Welfare State Regimes and New Coalitions in Welfare State Reforms’, in Paul Pierson (ed.), The New Politics of the (p. xx ) Welfare State (Oxford University Press, forthcoming); (with Anton Hemerijck and Kees van Kersbergen), ‘Welfare without Work? Divergent Experiences of Reform in Germany and the Netherlands’, in Stein Kuhnle (ed.), The Survival of the European Welfare State (Routledge, forthcoming).
Martin Rhodes is Professor of European Public Policy at the European University Institute in Florence. His recent publications on employment and welfare issues include ‘Globalization, Welfare States and Employment: Is There a European “Third Way”?’, in N. Bermeo (ed.), Unemployment in the New Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000) and ‘The Political Economy of Social Pacts’, in Paul Pierson (ed.), The New Politics of the Welfare State (Oxford University Press, 2000).
Fritz W. Scharpf, Professor of Political Science, is director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany. Recent publications in English include: Crises and Choice in European Social Democracy (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1991); Games Real Actors Play: Actor‐Centered Institutionalism in Policy Research (Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1997); Governing in Europe: Effective and Democratic? (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999).
Susanne K. Schmidt is a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. Recent publications include (with Raymund Werle), Coordinating Technology (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1998) and Liberalisierung in Europa. Die Rolle der Europäischen Kommission (Frankfurt am Main: Campus, 1998).
Vivien A. Schmidt, Professor of International Relations at Boston University, has written extensively on European political economy and public policy, including From State to Market? (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996); Democratizing France (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990); and articles in journals such as Publius, Daedalus, Comparative Politics, Current Politics and Economics in Europe, Government and Policy, Governance, Journal of Common Market Studies, the Journal of European Public Policy, and West European Politics. Currently, Professor Schmidt is working on a two‐volume project on the impact of European integration on national economies, institutions, and discourse in France, Britain, and Germany.
Herman Schwartz is Associate Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. His research interests focus on public sector restructuring in Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, and Sweden. See <http://www.people.virginia.edu/∼hms2f>.
(p. xxi ) Eric Seils has studied political science at the Universities of Konstanz and Huddersfield. Currently he is a doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. His research interests include the welfare state and the political economy of the low‐wage sector in Germany and the Netherlands.
Brigitte Unger is University Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Economics and Business Administration, in Vienna, Austria. Her research topics are macroeconomics, economic policy and institutional economics, and innovation. At the moment she is revising her latest book on ‘Room for Manoeuvre: Choices Left for National Policy’ for publication and works on a TSER‐project on National Systems of Innovations and the Idea Innovation Chain.
Torben Bundgaard Vad is a political scientist and works at Danish Commerce & Services in Copenhagen, Denmark as a political consultant with knowledge services as his main area of expertise.
Jelle Visser (1946) is Professor of Empirical Sociology and Sociology of Labor and Organization at the University of Amsterdam, where he directs the Centre for Research of European Societies and Industrial Relations (CESAR). His most recent publications include (with Bernhard Ebbinghaus), Trade Unions in Western Europe since 1945 (London: Macmillan, 2000; (with Anton Hemerijck), ‘A Dutch Miracle’: Job Growth, Welfare Reform and Corporatism in the Netherlands (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 1997); and (with Joris van Ruysseveldt), Industrial Relations in Europe: Traditions and Transitions (London: Sage, 1996). (p. xxii )