About the Authors


John S. Ahlquist

John S. Ahlquist is H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellow, Trice Family Faculty Scholar and associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He is also a research associate in political economy at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and a faculty affiliate of the La Follette School, the Center for Financial Security, and the Institute for Research on Poverty. He holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Email: .

Margaret Levi

Margaret Levi is the director of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She was previously the Jere L. Bacharach Professor of International Studies at the University of Washington, Senior Fellow, Watson Institute of International Studies, Brown University, and Foundational Chair in Politics at the University of Sydney's United States Studies Centre. She is former Director of the CHAOS (Comparative Historical Analysis of Organizations and States) Center, held the Harry Bridges Chair, and was director of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies. Levi earned her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 1968 and her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1974, the year she joined the faculty of the University of Washington. She became a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001 and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in 2002. She was a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar (2006-7) and recipient of the S. Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award in 2001. She served as President of the American Political Science Association (2004-5). Email: .