About the Author
Lawrence C. Dodd holds the Manning J. Dauer Eminent Scholar Chair in Political Science at the University of Florida. His books include New Perspectives on American Politics (1994), Congress and Policy Change (1986), and Congress and the Administrative State (1979). He had been a Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow (2003-2004), University Fellow (1993-1994), Hoover National Fellow (1984-1985), and Congressional Fellow (1974-1975).
Bruce I. Oppenheimer is professor of political science at Vanderbilt University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and has been a Congressional Fellow (1974-1975) and Brookings Fellow in Governmental Studies (1970-1971). His book Sizing Up the Senate:The Unequal Consequences of Equal Representation (1999), coauthored with Frances Lee, was awarded the D. B. Hardeman Prize. He is also editor of U.S. Senate Exceptionalism (2002).