Luciano Bardi is Professor of Political Science at the University of Pisa. His research interests include European Union politics and institutions, parties at the European Union level, and the Italian party system. He is the co-editor of an International Political Science Review special issue on enlargement of the European Union (2002), and of Italian Politics: Mapping the Future (Westview Press, 1998); co-author of Il Parlamento Europeo (Il Mulino, 1999), and of Euroministri (Il Saggiatore, 1994).
R. Kenneth Carty is Professor of Political Science in the University of British Columbia. He has published widely on questions of party and electoral organization and leadership in Europe, Australia, and Canada and is currently working on ecological models of local party organization and activity. His most recent book (co-authored) is Rebuilding Canadian Party Politics (UBC Press, 2000).
Kris Deschouwer is Professor of Politics at the Free University of Brussels and in the Department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen (Norway). He has published widely on political parties, consociationalism and regionalism, including (as co-editor) Party Elites in Divided Societies (Routledge, 1999).
David Farrell is Jean Monnet Professor of European Politics at the University of Manchester. A co-editor of Party Politics, his research focuses on campaigns, electoral systems, and representation in the European Parliament. His most recent books are Electoral Systems: A Comparative Introduction (Palgrave, 2001) and Do Political Campaigns Matter? (co-edited, Routledge, 2002).
John C. Green is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron. His research interests include American political parties, campaign finance, and religion and politics. He is an editor of Multiparty Politics in America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), The State of the Parties (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), Financing the 1996 Election (M. E. Sharpe, 1999), and co-author of Religion and the Culture Wars (Rowman & Littlefield, 1996).
Simon Hix is Reader in European Union Politics and Policy in the Government Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is author of The Political System of the European Union (Palgrave, 1999) and co-author (with Christopher Lord) of Political Parties in the European Union (Palgrave, 1997). He is Associate Editor of the journal European Union Politics, has published articles