TRANSFORMATIONS IN GOVERNANCE is a major new academic book series, designed to accommodate the impressive growth of research in comparative politics, international relations, public policy, federalism, and environmental and urban studies concerned with the dispersion of authority. It brings together work that significantly advances our understanding of the organization, causes, and consequences of multilevel and complex governance. The series targets mainly single-authored or co-authored work, but it is pluralistic in terms of disciplinary specialization, research design, method, and geographical scope. Case studies as well as comparative studies, historical or contemporary studies, and studies with a national, regional, or international focus are all central to its aims. Authors use qualitative, quantitative, formal modeling, or mixed methods. A trademark of the books is that they combine scholarly rigor with readable prose and an attractive production style.