Arthur Benz is Professor of Political Science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. His recent publications include Der moderne Staat. Grundlagen der politologischen Analyse (2008), Governance and Democracy - Comparing National, European and Transnational Experiences (2006, ed. with Yannis Papadopoulos), and Federal Dynamics: Continuity, Change and the Varieties of Federalism (2013, ed. with Jörg Broschek).