BRUCE ACKERMAN is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University. He is a member of the American Law Institute and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
SHLOMO AVINERI is Herbert Samuel Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for European Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a former director-general of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Among his books are The Social and Political Thought of Karl Marx, Hegel's Theory of the Modern State, and The Making of Modern Zionism.
ROBERT W. BENNETT is Professor of Law at the Northwestern University School of Law, where he was dean from 1985 to 1995. His book, tentatively titled Puzzles of American Democracy and Their Conversational Solution, is scheduled for publication in 2002 by Cornell University Press.
JUDITH BEST is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Political Science, State University of New York, Cortland. She is the author of The Choice of the People? Debating the Electoral College and The Case against Direct Election of the President: A Defense of the Electoral College. At the request of committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, she has served several times as an expert witness on the Electoral College system. She has addressed the Twentieth Century Fund's Task Force on the Reform of the Presidential Election Process and the Freedom Forum's Symposium on Presidential Selection.
HENRY E. BRADY is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Director of the Survey Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. He is coauthor of Voice and Equality: Civic Voluntarism in American Politics and Letting the People Decide: The Dynamics of a Canadian Election. He has written articles on elections and political participation in America, Canada, Estonia, and Russia. He is also coauthor of a monograph on disabled children in poor families titled Expensive Children in Poor Families.