Stephen Holmes is Professor of Politics at Princeton University and Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. From 1985 to 1997, he was Professor of Politics and Law at the Law School and Political Science Department of the University of Chicago. His fields of specialization include democratic theory, the history of liberalism, constitutional and legal change after communism, the Russian legal system, and comparative constitutional law. He is the editor-in-chief of the East European Constitutional Review. He is co-author (with Cass Sunstein) of The Cost of Rights: Why Liberty Depends on Taxes (Norton, 1999).