About the Author
is Reader in Political Theory at the University of Exeter. His main research interests are in the history of political thought, theories of democracy and civil society, and European constitutionalism.Jan W. van Deth
is Professor of Political Science and International Comparative Social Research at the University of Mannheim (Germany). He was Director of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) and is a Corresponding Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was convenor of the international network Citizenship, Involvement, Democracy (CID) of the European Science Foundation and is national coordinator of the German team for the European Social Survey. Guglielmo Wolleb
is Professor of Economics at the University of Parma (Italy). He teaches Microeconomics and European Regional Policies, and is Director of the Master in 'Manager of development and cohesion policies,' and President of the Post- Graduate Course 'Local development and international cooperation'. His current research focuses on local development policies in Italy and Europe.