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Mohammed A. Bamyeh is Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author, most recently, of Of Death and Dominion: The Existential Foundations of Governance (Northwestern University Press, 2007) and The Ends of Globalization (University of Minnesota Press, 2000. 2nd printing, 2002). His latest book, Anarchy and Civil Society, is currently forthcoming from Rowan & Littlefield.