Dr. Steven A. Peterson

School of Public Affairs Penn State Harrisburg 777 W. Harrisburg Pike Middletown, PA 17057


Dr. Bradley Thayer

University of Bath Bath, England


Dr. Albert Somit

4971 Cindy Avenue Carlsbad, CA 92008

Executive Council

Dr. Odelia Funke 5308 Reno Road, NW Washington, DC 20015-1908

Dr. Amy Fletcher School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand

Dr. Sven Steinmo EUI SPS Department Via dei Roccettini 9 50014 San Domenico di Fiesole (FI) Italy

Dr. Patrick Stewart Department of Political Science 428 Old Main, Fayetteville, AR 72701 Phone: (479) 575-3356 Fax: (479) 575-6432

Dr. Donald Tannenbaum Department of Political Science Gettsyburg College Gettsyburg, PA 17325

Dr. Johan M. G. van der Dennen University of Groningen 9712 EA Groningen The Netherlands

Dr. Ron White Department of General Studies and Philosophy Mount Saint Joseph 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233-1670 Toll free: 1-800-654-9314 513-244-4405

Responsibilities of Officers and Council Members:

Officers: The Chair is responsible for providing leadership to RC # 12, including working with the officers to develop programs for the triennial Congress, to develop meetings between the Congresses, to explore publication opportunities for RC # 12, to assume responsibility that the web site is maintained and upgraded over time, to develop new initiatives as warranted.

The Vice-Chair assists the Chair in carrying out that position's responsibilities and taking part in decisions of other officers and of the Council.

The Secretary has responsibility for minutes at the business meetings of RC # 12, is responsible for correspondence (by surface mail and via the Research Committee's e-mail distribution list), is responsible for informing IPSA of the Research Committee's activities (e.g., through routine correspondence with Participation ), and will consider other means of communication as needed (e.g., a listserv).

The officers serve as ex officio members of the Council.

The Council provides advice to officers and serves as a sounding board and consultative body for new business.