Ferdinand Müller Müller-Rommel received his MA from the University of Florida and his PhD from the Free University of Berlin (Germany). He has worked as a civil servant in the Office of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany followed by a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University in Florence and a professiorial position at the University of Duesseldorf. Since 2004, he is Professor of Comparative Politics and Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany. He was Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales (Australia), the University of Miami, the University of California (Irvine), Siena University and the European University Institute. He was member of the ECPR Executive Committee (Vice-Chair and Treasurer, 1994-2000) and President of the German Political Science Association (2016-2018). He is co-editor of the ECPR/Oxford University Press series on Comparative Politics and has published numerous books and peer-review journal articles on political executives, party government, and party systems in Western democracies. Among his forthcoming book publications are The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives (ed. with Rudy Andeweg, Robert Elgie, Ludger Helms, and Juliet Kaarbo, Oxford University Press 2019 ).