Faces on the Ballot
The Personalization of Electoral Systems in Europe
Alan Renwick and Jean-Benoit Pilet
Alan Renwick, Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit, Department of Political Science, University College London, and Jean-Benoit Pilet, Professor of Political Science, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Alan Renwick is Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit in the Department of Political Science at University College London. He was previously Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Reading. His publications include The Politics of Electoral Reform: Changing the Rules of Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and A Citizen's Guide to Electoral Reform (Biteback, 2011). His research focuses primarily on processes of electoral and broader political reform and how these are changing over time.
Jean-Benoit Pilet is Professor of Political Science at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He works on electoral systems, elections, institutional reforms and party politics. He has recently co-edited, with William Cross, The Politics of Party Leadership: a Cross-National Perspective (OUP, forthcoming) and is the author of several articles published in journals like Electoral Studies, Party Politics, European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics, Representation and Journal of Elections, and Public Opinion and Parties.