Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling is a professor of political science at University of Nottingham. His research concentrates on executive politics and the transformation of governance in Europe. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and was a Max Weber Fellow and a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. Meyer-Sahling has been the author of OECD-SIGMA Reports on civil service professionalisation in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Western Balkans.   Christian Schuster is an associate professor in public management in the School of Public Policy at the University College London. He studies how governments manage public servants, drawing on data from original surveys, interviews and field experiments with public servants.   Kim Sass Mikkelsen is an associate professor of public administration and politics in the Department of Social Science and Business at Roskilde University. His research focuses on public sector human resource management, government ethics, and social science research methods.   Shree Krishna Shrestha is an emeritus professor in the Department of Public Administration at Tribhuvan University.