Colin Crouch is Professor Emeritus at Warwick Business School in the UK. He is an economic sociologist, with particular interests in international comparative research at the interface between sociology, politics and the study of work and employment. His writings in comparative political economy constitute a programme of comparative analysis of the regulation of work and employment, the structure and behaviour of organised interest groups, and national governance regimes. He was previously Professor of Comparative Social Institutions at the European University Institute, Florence, and has also held academic positions at Oxford University and LSE. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, member of the Academy of Social Sciences, External Scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for Social Research at Cologne, and a former president of SASE.