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Melani Cammett is an associate professor of political science and the director of the Middle East Studies Program at Brown University. She is the author of Globalization and Business Politics in Arab North Africa: A Comparative Perspective (2007) and is currently completing a book manuscript, "In the Service of Sectarianism: Welfare and Politics in Weak States," and a coedited book, "The Politics of Non-State Social Welfare in the Global South." Her research focuses on social service provision by nonstate actors and politics in plural societies. She can be reached at

Sukriti Issar is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Brown University. Her research interests include welfare policy, economic sociology, urban sociology, and spatial analysis. She can be reached at

Matthew S. Winters is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His articles have appeared in various journals. He is currently working on a book manuscript about corruption in World Bank projects. He can be reached at

Ronen Mandelkern is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His dissertation is entitled "Professionals Struggling for Reform: Entrepreneurs and Power in Israel's Political-Economic Liberalization." From September 2010 he will be a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, conducting a study of macroeconomic policy responses to the global recession. He can be reached at

Michael Shalev is chair of the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an associate professor of sociology and political science. He has published on the political economy of Israel and comparisons across the oecd states. His ongoing research is on class voting, gender inequality, and the role of "loyalty benefits" in welfare states. He can be reached at

Jeffrey M. Chwieroth is a senior lecturer in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His current research examines the behavior of international organizations and the political economy of sovereign wealth funds. His newest book is Capital Ideas: The IMF and the Rise of Financial Liberalization (2010). He can be reached at [Begin Page ii]



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