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massimiliano agovino is a research fellow in the Dipartimento di Economia, Università G. D’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara, Italy. His research interests include labor economics, the economics of disability, and spatial econometrics.

manuel balán is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He received his PhD in political science from the University of Texas at Austin. His research has concentrated on issues of corruption, corruption-related scandals, and political competition in Latin America. His book manuscript on these issues is currently under review. His current research focuses on issues of media and politics in the region. His work has appeared in Comparative Politics, Desarrollo Económico, and Latin American Politics and Society, among other journals.

horace a. bartilow is associate professor of political science at the University of Kentucky. His area of research is international political economy. His recently published articles have appeared in International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, Latin American Politics and Society, and National Political Science Review. His research has addressed issues relating to the politics of international trade, the politics of international cooperation in counternarcotics, and drug enforcement. He is the author of The Debt Dilemma: IMF Negotiations in Jamaica, Grenada and Guyana (1997).

thomas c. bruneau is Distinguished Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. He conducts seminars throughout Latin America on democratic civil-military relations for the Center for Civil-Military Relations. He has published Patriots for Profit: Contractors and the Military in U.S. National Security (2011); Maras: Gang Violence and Security in Central America, coedited with Lucía Dammert and Elizabeth Skinner (2011); and The Routledge Handbook of Civil-Military Relations, coedited with Florina Cristiana Matei (2012).

j. justin castro is an assistant professor of history at Arkansas State University. His research interests include media, engineering, technology, politics, and popular culture in modern Latin America. Castro’s current book project is on radio and state power in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. His most recent article, “Radiotelegraphy to Broadcasting: Wireless Communications in Porfirian and Revolutionary Mexico, 1899–1924,” appeared in Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos.

fiorella ciapessoni es licenciada en sociología y candidata a master en sociología (Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República, Uruguay). Es profesora asistente de teoría sociológica de la licenciatura de sociología de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay. Tuvo una beca académica otorgada por Canadian Bureau for International Education para la finalización de cursos de maestría en sociología, York University, [End Page 299] Toronto. Ha publicado recientemente “Poblaciones en refugios de emergencia: Redefiniendo su debate”, en América Latina interrogada: Mecanismos de desigualdad y exclusión social (2012).

regina horta duarte is full professor of history at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Her research focuses on Brazilian history, environmental history, and the history of science. She has published A imagem rebelde: A trajetória libertária de Avelino Fóscolo (1991), Noites circenses: Espetáculos de circo e teatro em Minas Gerais no século XIX (1995), História e natureza (2005), and A biologia militante: O Museu Nacional, especialização científica, divulgação do conhecimento e práticas políticas no Brasil, 1926–1945 (2010). She has also written articles for Environmental History, Luso-Brazilian Review, Latin American Research Review, Global Environmental, Journal of Latin American Studies, and several Brazilian journals. She is currently editor in chief of Revista Historia Ambiental Latinoamericana y Caribeña, the journal of the Sociedad Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Historia Ambiental.

alejandra energici es doctora en sociología de la Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile. Actualmente se desempeña como profesional asistente de la Facultad de Psicología de la Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Es docente del magíster en psicología social de la misma universidad. Sus temas de trabajo se relacionan con la construcción social de la solidaridad en el marco de la gubernamentalidad liberal avanzada y las metodologías de investigación cualitativa.

marcela gonzález rivas is an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Public...

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