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307 William Ascher is the Donald C. McKenna Professor of Government and Economics at Claremont McKenna College. Previously, as professor of public policy and political science, he directed Duke University’s Center for International Development Research (1985–2000). He studies policymaking in developing countries, natural resource policy, Latin American and Asian political economy, political psychology, and forecasting methods and has written Forecasting : An Appraisal for Policymakers and Planners; Scheming for the Poor: The Politics of Redistribution in Latin America; Natural Resource Policymaking in Developing Countries; Communities and Sustainable Forestry in Developing Countries ; and Why Governments Waste Natural Resources. Guido Bertucci is director of the Division for Public Administration and Development Management, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations. He has served the United Nations in a number of capacities for twenty-five years in the areas of human resources, financial management, and administration. From 1971 to 1974 he was associate professor of comparative constitutionalism at the Catholic University of Milan. From 1992 to 1993 he was an associate professor of public administration at New York University, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Peter Blunt is program manager of the AusAID-funded Timor-Leste Public Sector Capacity Development Program. In the 1990s he worked with the United Nations Development Program. His experience encompasses more than Contributors 10491-17_Contributors.qxd 5/3/07 3:03 PM Page 307 308 contributors fifteen years as a senior consultant specializing in governance and public sector management in developing countries and eight years of small business management in the private sector. His consulting experience has entailed capacity and institution building, policy analysis and development, strategic planning, and major evaluations. He has held professorships at universities in Britain, Australia , and Norway and has published ten books and more than fifty refereed journal articles. Derick W. Brinkerhoff is senior fellow in International Public Management with Research Triangle Institute (RTI International) and has a faculty associate appointment at George Washington University’s School of Public Policy and Public Administration. Dr. Brinkerhoff has published extensively, including seven books and numerous articles and book chapters. His research interests focus on democracy and governance, postconflict reconstruction, decentralization, citizen participation, policy management, and capacity building . He holds a doctorate in administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University. Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff is an associate professor of public administration and international affairs at George Washington University. Her research interests include interorganizational relations and networks, development management , evaluation, civil society associations, failed states, governance, and diasporas. Dr. Brinkerhoff has published numerous articles and book chapters as well as a book on topics related to governance. She holds a Ph.D. in public administration from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Enrique Cabrero is a professor and researcher with the Public Administration Division of the Center for Teaching and Research in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico City and has been its general director since 2004. He has coordinated research and dissemination projects on local governance and innovation, including research on municipal government and financial management trends. Dr. Cabrero’s publications include Los Dilemas de la Modernización Municipal; Políticas Descentralizadoras en México (1983–1993); Políticas Públicas Municipales ; and Acción Pública y Desarrollo Local. He is founder of the academic journal Gestión y Política Pública and of the Innovation in Local Government Award in Mexico. He holds a Ph.D. from HEC in France. Ledivina V. Cariño holds the rank of university professor at the University of the Philippines. She has served as dean of the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance and was the director of what is now the Center for Local and Regional Governance. She is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation , JFK School of Government, Harvard University. 10491-17_Contributors.qxd 5/3/07 3:03 PM Page 308 contributors 309 G. Shabbir Cheema is principal adviser on governance, Division for Public Administration and Development Management, United Nations. He is also visiting fellow at the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University. Previously he was director of the Management Development and Governance Division of the United Nations Development Program. From 1980 to 1988 he worked as development administration planner at the United Nations Center for Regional Development, Nagoya, Japan. He has taught at Universiti Sains Malaysia, University of Hawaii, and New York University . Dr. Cheema’s books include Decentralization and Development, Building Democratic Institutions: Governance Reform in...


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