James E. Alt is professor of government at Harvard University and author of many books and articles on British politics and political economy, including Cabinet Studies ( London: Macmillan, 1975), The Politics of Economic Decline ( Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978), Political Economics ( Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983), and Perspectives on Positive Political Economy ( Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991).
James E. Cronin is professor of history at Boston College. His works include Industrial Conflict in Modern Britain ( London: Croom Helm, 1979), Labour and Society in Britain, 1918-1979 ( New York: Schocken, 1983), and The Politics of State Expansion: War, State and Society in Twentieth-Century Britain ( New York: Routledge, 1991).
Lewis G. John is professor of politics at Washington and Lee University, where he teaches courses on the British political system, as well as comparative public policy and American government. He has published a number of articles in journals both in the United States and abroad.
William Macnair is a retired British Army officer with experience in operations and intelligence. His graduate degree in international relations is from the University of St. Andrews.
Sir William Nicoll, C.M.G., M.A., LL.D., was appointed in 1972 to the U.K. delegation to the EC in Brussels. In 1977 he became deputy U.K. permanent representative and served a period as chairman of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER). In 1982 he was appointed director general in the Council Secretariat in Brussels. He retired from EC service in 1991. He is author, with Trevor C. Salmon, of Understanding the New European Community (Old Tappan, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1993), and he has contributed a score of articles to European journals.
Jorgen S. Rasmussen is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University. One of the founders of the British Politics Group, he has been its executive secretary for more than a decade and a half. He comments on American political developments for the BBC Scotland news. Among the books he has written are a comparative politics text, now in its eighth edition, and an analysis of British government and politics, The British Political Process: Concentrated Power Versus Accountability (Belmont,