Joel D. Aberbach is professor of political science and policy studies and director of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy at the University of Califor nia, Los Angeles. His books include Keeping a Watchful Eye: The Politics of Con gressional Oversight and (with Bert A. Rockman) In the Web of Politics: Three Decades of the U.S. Federal Executive (forthcoming).
Larry Berman is professor of political science at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of (with Bruce Murphy) Approaching Democracy and Lyndon Johnson's War: The Road to Stalemate in Vietnam.
Colin Campbell is University Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University, where he served as executive director of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. His books include The U.S. Presidency in Crisis and Managing the Presidency: Carter, Reagan, and the Search for Executive Harmony.
David T. Canon is associate professor of political science at the University of Wis consin-Madison. He is the author of Race, Redistricting, and Representation: The Unintended Consequences of Black-Majority Districts and (with Kenneth Mayer) of The Dysfunctional Congress? The Individual Roots of an Institutional Dilemma.
William Cunion is a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Il linois at Urbana-Champaign. His research concerns several aspects of American national institutions, including presidential leadership of public opinion.