Colin Crouch is emeritus professor at the Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK. He was previously professor of Comparative Social Institutions at the European University Institute, Florence. He has also held positions at the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford. He is chairman of The Political Quarterly and past president of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE). He is also a Fellow of the British Academy, a member of the Academy of Social Sciences, an external scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for Social Research in Cologne and an expert consultant to the Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development, OECD. His research interests are the structure of European societies, with special reference to labour market, gender and family issues; economic sociology; neo-institutional analysis; local economic development and public service reform. His latest books are Post-democracy - Themes for the 21st Century Series (2004), Capitalist Diversity and Change: Recombinant Governance and Institutional Entrepreneurs (2005), Innovation in local economies: Germany in comparative context (2009, co-authored with H Voelzkow) and The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism (2011), the German edition of which has been awarded the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung prize for the best book on politics to be published in German in 2011. For a full list of his publications.