AMY R. POTEETE is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Concordia University in Montreal. She previously served as research coordinator for the International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) research program (2000–2003) and was on the faculty at the University of New Orleans (2003–2006). Amy’s research examines interactions between political competition, policies for natural resource management and decentralization, and political development and change. After working for many years in Botswana, she has now launched comparative work in Senegal. Another strand of writing, on methodological practices, is informed by her experiences in Botswana and with IFRI. She is the coauthor, with Marco A. Janssen and Elinor Ostrom, of Working Together: Collective Action, the Commons, and Multiple Methods in Practice (Princeton University Press, 2010). She received the Dudley Seers Memorial Prize for best article in volume 45 of the Journal of Development Studies for her article, “Is Development Path Dependent or Political? A Reinterpretation of Mineral-Dependent Development in Botswana.” Other selected publications include “Electoral Competition, Factionalism, and Persistent Party Dominance in Botswana,” Journal of Modern African Studies; “Repertoires of Domination: Decentralization as Process in Botswana and Senegal” (with Jesse C. Ribot), World Development; “Analyzing the Politics of Natural Resources: From Theories of Property Rights to Institutional Analysis and Beyond,” in Environmental Social Sciences: Methods and Research Design; “Defining Political Community and Rights to Natural Resources in Botswana,” Development and Change; “Heterogeneity, Group Size and Collective Action: The Role of Institutions in Forest Management” (with Elinor Ostrom), Development and Change; and “Institutional Development in the Face of Complexity: Constructing Systems for Managing Forest Resources” (with David Welch), Human Ecology.