I am not by nature much of a collaborator. Alec has been the moving force behind this volume and has done a disproportionate share of the work in bringing it to fruition. Recently I have had occasion to reflect on how much of my scholarly life has been determined by the opportunities offered me by other people. I quickly came to a list of over 30, including Alec, but no one would be willing to read such a long list. I would, however, like to acknowledge those responsible for major redirections in my work. Sam Krislov, Antonin Scalia, and Lief Carter moved me into writing about administrative law, and the former Dean and the Assistant Dean of my law school, Sandy Kadish and Jan Vetter, into teaching in that area. Fred Greenstein drew me into writing on comparative law. I am deeply indebted to Mauro Cappelletti and Joseph Weiler for my initial forays in European Union matters and to Anne-Marie Slaughter, Joe, Renaud Dehousse, and Yves Meny for my subsequent re-entry. Alfred Aman recruited me into the globalization campaign and Harry Scheiber into its contract battalion.
The publishers who have allowed us to reproduce articles are acknowledged separately, in the text.
The research published in this book was supported in part by grants awarded by the US National Science Foundation, the US National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Global Peace and Conflict Studies of the University of California-Irvine, the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation of the University of California-San Diego, and the Center for German and European Studies of the University of California-Berkeley.
Many months of work went into preparing the diverse elements of this manuscript for publication. I thank Margaret McCown (my graduate student assistant at Nuffield College), Ms Lin Sorrell and Ms Emma Hunter (of the secretarial staff at Nuffield College), Hannah Driscoll and Michael James (Oxford University Press) and Barbara Shapiro for their help with scanning, formatting, and copy-editing texts, chasing down lost references, and many other important, but often mind-numbing, tasks.