Introduction

Introduction joshua mi ller It is customary for a new editor to say a little about himself and how he plans to tackle the goals of the journal. But in the spirit of co-creation, I'd like to start this issue by extending special gratitude to the longest-running member of the editorial staff: Habib Gharib. Gharib has worked on the journal since 2001, and his attention to both grammar and content is impeccable. He has at various times been listed on our masthead as "Assistant Editor" and "Assistant Managing Editor," but whatever the title he has edited patiently and with great skill. We are grateful for his services. Steve Elkin has often said something like what he wrote in his last book: that political science needs to be either reinvented or reworked so that "efforts at explanation and evaluation are tied to the question of good political regimes and how they may be secured and maintained."1 This reworking has been the business of The Good Society since Elkin founded the Committee on the Political Economy of the Good Society with Soltan and Gar Alperovitiz and started printing a newsletter in 1991. Since that time, the journal has had a certain http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Good Society Penn State University Press

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The Good Society, Volume 23 (2) – Jan 22, 2014

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joshua mi ller It is customary for a new editor to say a little about himself and how he plans to tackle the goals of the journal. But in the spirit of co-creation, I'd like to start this issue by extending special gratitude to the longest-running member of the editorial staff: Habib Gharib. Gharib has worked on the journal since 2001, and his attention to both grammar and content is impeccable. He has at various times been listed on our masthead as "Assistant Editor" and "Assistant Managing Editor," but whatever the title he has edited patiently and with great skill. We are grateful for his services. Steve Elkin has often said something like what he wrote in his last book: that political science needs to be either reinvented or reworked so that "efforts at explanation and evaluation are tied to the question of good political regimes and how they may be secured and maintained."1 This reworking has been the business of The Good Society since Elkin founded the Committee on the Political Economy of the Good Society with Soltan and Gar Alperovitiz and started printing a newsletter in 1991. Since that time, the journal has had a certain

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