Victor A. Pestoff is Professor Emeritus in Political Science and currently Guest Professor at the Institute for Civil Society Studies at Ersta Skondal University College in Stockholm, Sweden. He has over 35 years of research on the Third Sector, its role in public policy and providing social services. His latest books are A Democratic Architecture for the Welfare State (2009), and together with Taco Brandsen (eds) Co-Production. The Third Sector and the Delivery of Public Services (2008 & 2009), both at Routledge: London & New York.
Taco Brandsen is Associate Professor in Public Administration at the Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. His current research focuses on public services, innovation, governance and civil society. His latest books are Civicness in the Governance and Delivery of Social Services (2010, with Paul Dekker & Adalbert Evers), The Future of Governance in Europe and the US (2010, with Marc Holzer) and Co-Production. The Third Sector and the Delivery of Public Services (Routledge, 2008 & 2009, with Victor Pestoff).
Bram Verschuere is Assistant Professor at the Department of Business and Public Administration of University College Ghent (Ghent University Association), Belgium. His main research and teaching interests are in public management, public sector organization, state-nonprofit relationships, and welfare policy. His latest books are Autonomy and Control of State Agencies: Comparing States and Agencies (2010, with Koen Verhoest, Paul Roness, Kristin Rubecksen and Muiris McCarthaigh), and Re-thinking the State: Critical Perspectives on the Citizen, Politics and Government in the 21st Century (2009, with Filip De Rynck and Ellen Wayenberg).
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