Moisés Arce is an assistant professor of political science at Louisiana State University. His research interests include the politics of market reform, comparative political economy, and public opinion. He is the author of Market Reform in Society: Post-Crisis Politics and Economic Change in Authoritarian Peru (2005) and articles in numerous journals.
Diane E. Davis, professor of political sociology in the Department of Urban Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the author of Urban Leviathan: Mexico City in the Twentieth Century (1994; Spanish translation 1999) and Discipline and Development: Middle Classes and Prosperity in East Asia and Latin America (2004). She studies the history and politics of urbanization and urban social movements in Mexico, as well as local governance, leftist mayors, and democratic transitions in Latin America. Editor of the research annual Political Power and Social Theory, she is currently conducting studies of police impunity and the deteriorating rule of law in Mexico City, Moscow, and Johannesburg.
Kent Eaton is an associate professor at the Naval Postgraduate School. He is the author of Politics Beyond the Capital (2004) and Politicians and Economic Reform in New Democracies (2002). His current research focuses on political obstacles to police reform, decentralization in postwar settings, and conflict between subnational regions in Latin America.
Steve Ellner has taught at the Universidad de Oriente in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela since 1977, and is currently Mellon Visiting Professor at Duke University. He is coeditor of Venezuelan Politics in the Chávez Era: Class, Polarization, and Conflict (with Daniel Hellinger, 2003).
Kristen Hill Maher is an associate professor of political science at San Diego State University, where she specializes in women’s international migration, comparative immigration and citizenship policy, and antiimmigrant movements. Her recent publications include “Borders and Social Distinction in the Global Suburb,” American Quarterly (2004), and “Good Women ‘Ready to Go’: Labor Brokers and the Transnational Maid Trade,” Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas (2004). [End Page iii]
Randall R. Parish, Jr. is an assistant professor of political science at Texas A&M International University. His interests include comparative politics, Latin American integration, and U.S. foreign policy. His research explores the influence of institutional arrangements on interstate behavior and the Western Hemisphere’s collective defense of democracy.
Stéphanie Rousseau is an assistant professor at the Department of Sociology at Université Laval. Her research interests are gender, citizenship, social movements, and democracy in Latin America, with a specialization in Peruvian and Bolivian politics. She has also written on the international human rights regime. Recent publications include entries on Peru and Aprismo in Encyclopedia of the Developing World (ed. Thomas Leonard, 2005), and on Peru in Sharing Power: Women, Parliament and Democracy (ed. Yvonne Galligan and Manon Tremblay, 2005).
Silke Staab received the master’s degree in Latin American regional studies from the University of Cologne after researching contemporary nationalist discourse in Chile and women’s migration in Latin America. She recently wrote “Nanny Politics: The Dilemmas of Working Women’s Empowerment in Santiago, Chile,” International Feminist Journal of Politics (2005), and a study for CEPAL, Santiago, on Latin American women’s migration. [End Page iv]