R.A.W. Rhodes is Professor of Government (Research) and Director of the Centre for Political Ethnography at the University of Southampton. He is the author or editor of fourty-two books including, most recently, The Art and Craft of Comparison (with J. Boswell and J. Corbett, 2019); Networks, Governance and the Differentiated Polity. Selected Essays. Volume I. (2017), and Narrative Policy Analysis (2018). He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (UK). In 2015, the ECPR awarded him their biennial Lifetime Achievement Award for his ‘outstanding contribution to all areas of political science, and the exceptional impact of his work’.