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World Politics 54.1 (2001) ii

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Mark Blyth is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century (forthcoming). He is currently working on one book on the transformation of European political parties and another on financial ideas and the politics of international money. He can be contacted at

Steven Levitsky is Assistant Professor of Government at Harvard University. His is the author of Transforming Labor-Based Parties in Latin America: Argentine Peronism in Comparative Perspective (forthcoming) and has recently published articles on Latin American party organizations, party institutionalization, the transformation of party-labor alliances, and the concept of democracy. His current research interests include parties and democracy in Latin America, informal institutions, and hybrid political regimes.

Lane Kenworthy is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Emory University. He is the author of In Search of National Economic Success: Balancing Competition and Cooperation (1995). His research focuses on the effects of institutions and government policies on economic performance in affluent countries. For more information, see

Stathis N. Kalyvas is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Rise of Christian Democracy in Europe (1996). He is currently working on a book tentatively entitled, "The Logic of Violence in Civil War."

Gerardo L. Munck is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Authoritarianism and Democratization: Soldiers and Workers in Argentina, 1976­83 (1998) and Game Theory and Comparative Politics: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives (forthcoming). He is currently editing (with David collier) a two-volume manuscript, "Regimes and Democracy in Latin America," vol. 1, "Theories, Agendas, and Findings," and vol. 2, "Methods, Concepts, and Data." He is also constructing a new data set on democracy covering nineteenth- and twentieth-century European and Latin American cases.



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