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Klaus Armingeon is Professor of Political Science at the University of Bern. His research concentrates in particular on the fields of comparative economic and social policy, corporatism and labour relations. Amongst his most recent works are 'Corporatism and Consociational Democracy' , in H. Keman (ed.), Comparative Politics. New Directions in Theory and Method (2000); 'Introduction: From the Europe of Nations to the European Nation?' in H. Kriesi et al. (eds.), Nation and National Identity (1999); and (with M. Freitag) Schweiz. Osterreich, Deutschland. Die politischen Systeme im Vergleich. Ein sozialwissenschaJtliches Datenhandbuch (1997).