William Chandler, Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego since 1997, completed his undergraduate education at Cornell University, and earned his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research has concentrated on comparative political analysis, with special interests in Canadian, German, French and Italian governments and the European Union. Publications include Public Policy and Provincial Politics, Federalism and the Role of the State and Challenges to Federalism: Policy-Making in Canada and West Germany, plus numerous journal articles and book chapters on party government, Christian Democracy, party system change, European integration and immigration policy. He has previously served as guest professor in Germany, at Tbingen and Oldenburg Universities. He is a member of the editorial advisory boards of German Politics and The Journal of European Integration. From 2001=03, he served as Research Director for the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, University of California, and is currently President of the Conference Group on German Politics, 2002-2004, the national association of German specialists in political science. During 2004, he is writing on the US presidential election and will be on leave in Paris, focusing on Europe's New Populism.