Peter Lewis is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Director of African Studies, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). His work focuses on economic and political change in developing countries, with particular emphasis on governance and development in Sub-Saharan Africa. He has written extensively on questions of economic adjustment, democratization, and civil society in Africa; democratic reform and political economy in Nigeria; social violence in Nigeria; public attitudes toward reform and democracy in West Africa; and the comparative politics of economic transition in Africa and Southeast Asia. His latest book is Coping with Crisis in African States (edited with John Harbeson). A previous book, Growing Apart: Politics and Economic Change in Indonesia and Nigeria is concerned with the institutional basis of economic development, drawing upon a comparative study. Dr. Lewis has published several other coauthored and edited books, in addition to articles in World Politics, World Development, the Journal of Democracy, the Journal of Modern African Studies, African Affairs, additional journals and numerous book chapters. He is a member of Council on Foreign Relations and the Research Council of the International Forum for Democratic Studies, and a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He serves of the editorial boards of the Journal of Modern African Studies and the Journal of Democracy. He has consulted for the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Carter Center, the Council on Foreign Relations, Freedom House, USAID, and the World Bank. He received a BA degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and MA and PhD degrees from Princeton University.