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Kenneth Scheve is a professor of political science at Yale University. He also serves as the codirector of the Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy and the director of graduate studies in the Department of Political Science. His research focuses on the mass politics of globalization and the determinants of income inequality and welfare state development. He can be reached

David Stasavage is an associate professor of politics at New York University. His current research focuses on the determinants of income inequality and the political economy of progressive taxation He is also currently completing a book manuscript on the rise of political representation and the development of public credit in Europe between 1250 and 1750. He can be reached

Ernesto Calvo is an associate professor of political science at the University of Houston. He is the author of numerous articles on elections, electoral reforms, and clientelism. He can be reached

Dennie Oude Nijhuis is a doctoral candidate and lecturer in the history department of Leiden University. He is currently working on a number of research topics: the tradition of voluntarism in the United Kingdom, the failure of superannuation, the Dutch rejection of the Constitutional Treaty of the European Union in 2005, and the misuse of public welfare programs for labor-shedding purposes in the Netherlands during the 1970s and 1980s. He can be reached

Daniel H. Nexon is an assistant professor in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is the author of The Struggle for Power in Early Modern Europe: Religious Conflict, Dynastic Empires, and International Change (2009). He can be reached

Emilie M. Hafner-Burton is an assistant professor of politics at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. She is the author of Forced to Be Good: Why Trade Agreements Boost Human Rights (2009). She can be reached

James Ron is an associate professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. He is author of Frontiers and Ghettos: State Violence in Serbia and Israel (2003). He can be reached [End Page ii]



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